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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Newbie looking at 159
In diesel its 1.9 or 2.4. generally you will save big bucks buying and running the 1.9 but it wont be as fast or as fun. (Choice is yours)
159 is a special car and looks beautiful. General faults are windscreen rattle and assorted squeeks (in my experience anyway), and the 2.2 petrols famous lurching issue, though that wont affect you and the fact that they like to eat tyres, particuallry on bigger rim sizes. Fuel economy is also below that stated for every model but I beleive that to be true of all cars but more so Alfa (Think -25% off figures quoted). There have been a few 159 owners on here who are very unhappy but on the whole I think the view is pretty favourable. I would say build quality is on a par with most of the premium competition.
56 1.8TS Lusso, 156 2.0JTS Selespeed Veloce, 159 2.2JTS TI, Mito 1.4TB 120Veloce, 159 1750 TBI TI.