Alfa 159 1.9ti
I own a 2008 Alfa Romeo 159 1.9ti with the complete 'sports' package. I've had the car for a couple of years now and i've managed to tally the mileage up to 140k.
I originally bought the car at 118k where it required a new clutch from the off go, which I managed to repair with a bit of assistance.
The car ran fine with only the normal wear and tear parts needing replacing (brake pads, tires, oil, both front headlights etc..)
March 2016 - The car has needed two new front wishbones. The car was taken in for a full service where a coolant leak was detected which apparently is linked to the timing belt. This has been fixed with some sealant which could last either a couple of days or a couple of months. At the end of the month, both front coil springs cracked (heavy traffic and lots of potholes on my 80 mile journey per day, as much as I try to avoid them)
The front offside wheel has a serious problem where one of the bolts is so damaged that even an industrial gun cannot remove it. As such it's stuck in place and the coil cannot be replaced, which means the thing is like a time bomb waiting to spring through the wheel.
This month, the air conditioning packed in and the glow heating plugs warning started flashing.
It's not looking good to be honest. There is no warranty on the car, as expected for 140k miles. Has anyone else experienced these types of problems? Perhaps it's time to let go and wait for the new Giulia? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
For clarification: The car has had a timing belt change and new clutch a year ago, and full service one month ago.
Last edited by Rogue Omega; 16-04-16 at 10:06.