Hi, I'm on an 07 1.9jtdm (150bhp), 120,00 miles totally stock, 4+ years into ownership. 39mpg stop start daily commute 16 miles e/w (all be it with half of that dual carriageway). Every couple of weeks I'll do a 350 mile round motorway trip that delivers more like 48 - 50mpg (for those journeys) I'm not a spirited driver, but not Miss Daisy either!, and will sit at 80mph with cruise on, if I stay to just below 70 I'll get 55mph no problem (but that gets a bit boring).
Engine noise not a problem at all, and this is my first ever diesel - I believe I have the M32 gearbox (?) and there are no issues, touch wood. I acquired it just over 4 years ago and it had a good history (with some of it from Alfatune, that swayed me a bit) and I have had it serviced regularly by a trusted local (non alfa) specialist, who looked after our 156 s'wagon for 11 years without any issues.
Sucking eggs and all that (sorry) but as always buy with history, the more receipts the better (obviously). Good luck, let us know the outcome.
The 150bhp, is more than adequate for me (my first off the lights days were over years ago!), I've toyed with the idea of a re-map but as this is a keeper (until Guilia is a few years old) I CBA with all the torque issues through my M32 (?) gearbox etc, etc.
Swirl flaps..... hmmm - it's in when I'm on hols in August for major service and cam belt, so will be speaking about those with garage beforehand.
Last edited by tony4hop; 06-07-16 at 00:19.