Alfa 159 SW Ti on order !!
New to this and not an Alfa owner (yet!).
I just ordered a 159 Sportwagon - 1.9 JTDM Ti Spec. Almost ordered a Lusso with a few bells and whistles as the Ti was not available previously with the 1.9 engine, but with the new 08 models they have released the Ti in the 1.9 engine. Need for a 1.9 engineis purely for company car tax reasons - the 2.4 would cost me an extra £150 per month in tax ! (ouch). Company wouldn't let me buy from AutoLusso (sorry Michael) but managed to get a reasonable deal from AMC in Chelmsford and the MD coughed up the cash so that's all I care about.
Never thought about an Alfa before, but it was the 159, an A4 or a 3-series - no competition really - the A4 and 3-series are just the new mondeo man's car, everyone's got one. The 159 is much better looking and you don;t see so many of them around.
Test drove the 159 and loved it and the Ti spec just looks and feels fantastic. Only drawback is 12 weeks delivery from now (I am told the factory re-opens this week !!!). I see on here that this is not bad, some people have been waiting since September. I'm hoping the factory refit means the reliability is improving, although as it's a company car it' not my pocket it hurts when it goes wrong! Currently drive a mondeo estate, so the 159 will be a breath of frsh air - can't wait !!