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Been looking on here for a year or more and now find myself in the position to buy a 159 ti to use in my daily jaunt along the A3. I will be having a diesel, but can I seriously justify buying a 2.4 with all the fuel economy, insurance and running costs that implies, simply because it has a bit more pep and.......erm.......2 exhausts?!

Please tell me I'm not the only person on the planet for whom one isn't enough anymore?!!

(or at least make me feel better!)


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Hi Rich

You won't regret owning an Alfa. I moved away to an Audi TT, but managed one year before I bought an older Spider to keep it company. As for fuel economy I previously had a GT 1.9JTDM and I averaged in 3 year 42.6mpg nevey quite got it to go above 50mpg, this has improved now as the engine has been tweaked to give more bhp, more mpg and reduced emmissions. For 3 weeks, whilst the GT was in the garage, I had a Spider 2.4 JTDM and that managed 40mpg. The 1.9 was a good engine, but the 2.4 was really strong and smooth over all the rev range and a bit nicer to drive. As a reference the TT Tdi is currently averaging 45.6mpg and my best figure out of it so far is 56.2 mpg. I was very happy with the 1.9 and if you want economy you will probably want this engine, the car will still be nice and quick!
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Meh....2.4 it is then! It won't drink any more juice than my "temporary" Octavia that occasionally fires on a mere 3 cylinders and handles in a similar manner to the QE2.
Thanks for your advice and introductions......look out for me grinning from ear to ear cruising around Hants and Surrey.

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Hi Rich, go for it - you won't regret it - i bought a 159 1750 TBi (also with 2 exhausts!) 9 days ago and have not stopped grinning since! the 159 is a fab car!!
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Picked her up on Saturday morning - Haven't stopped grinning either - I HAVE stopped smoking though.....I figure the 7.30 a pack can go in my tyre fund because I'm sure going to need it!

First impressions after a mere 300 miles driving are:

Firm ride, but great seats more than make up for it.
Decent power delivery (will be better after remap/DPF removal)
Heavy clutch in traffic
Stunning good looks kind of override any stats a BMW/Audi owner will throw at me!

I love it!
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