Hi, I've got the 150bhp. It doesn't throw me back in my seat but it's definitely not slow (a little hesitant off the line maybe). It's returning 42mpg on the daily run (40% dual carriageway, 40% country roads and 20% stop start), and on that country lane it gets moving
It's an 07 with 110k on the clock (bought it with 75k) and i've had it 4 years. Everything is still solid, no rattles or trim problems (inside or out).
The only issue I've had was a recent suspension rattle which turned out to be front o/s drop link.
Sailed through it's last MOT without advisories.
It's actually time for me to change but there's nothing else out there for me (only a later 159 in ti spec) but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this one so it's a keeper - and will be by far the oldest and highest mileage car that I've ever had. It's totally stock but I'm going to get a bit of work done, egr, dpf and re-map (I'm not going to get any more horses put in as it's got plenty for me already).
Can't think of any bad points - oh yeah I'm bored with the colour, but after 4 years that's not the cars fault!
Keep us posted and happy hunting.