Just a short note to say hello and introduce myself, and my new car!
I've just put a deposit on a black Alfa 159 2.0 Ti (2010) and will be picking it up on Saturday.
I'd been looking to replace my remapped Audi S3 after 8.5 years and 110,000 miles of motoring with a diesel car and had been looking at everything A4, Passat CC, Accord, Lexus etc but I was following this 159 the other week and thought, that truly is a beautiful car and googled the question "Are Alfa Romeo's really that unreliable?". Don't mean to offend anyone with that statement but I've come from the German (dark side) of motoring and have heard the scare stories. I've done my research and looked at which engine etc I should get and went for the slightly newer 2.0 which I will get remapped but I have to say, from the moment I sat in it I just thought what a wonderful car. Took it out for a test drive, it felt tight and very planted. Obviously, I was missing 100+bhp and quattro from what I used to, but I just had to have the car.
I must admit I'm still slightly nervous about my purchase, but hopefully it'll all be fine and I'll enjoy many years of fun filled Alfa motoring.
If someone wants to reassure me on my purchase, please feel free!