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Last week I took the plunge and bought myself a "sensible car", an 2006 Alfa 159 2.2 JTS

I have always loved the look of the 159 and was torn between that and the Brera, however a bargain of a 159 came up and I went for it! Loved it. Couple little niggles to tidy up but nothing major....not until I just about got home from collecting and the check engine light came on! The Alfa ownership had definitely begun. I have had the car 4 days and the light comes and goes intermittently, looking around it seems to be cam chain/sensor related as the car is not down on power.

I was originally told by the dealer it was not their problem (made me realise they were concealing the fault, hence the price) eitherway stated sales of goods act and now they have agreed to cover the costs to rectify any issues! I am looking at taking it the Autocasa in Coventry (based in Coventry myself so makes sense). I have seen a few older reviews saying good things and wondering if this is still the same?

I would upload a picture but I have not yet had a chance to...but it will be staying fairly standard being my daily.....famous last words
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Thanks all, I have spoken with Autocasa (found them highly recommended here), they reckon the solenoids are the main issue so booked in for the end of the month when they return from holiday to have this checked. If it solves it, great job check engine light keeps coming and going however seems to be gone more than not so very happy. Learning to drive around the low speed hesitation issue too so loving the car more and more!

One quick question, do all 159s have a usb port? Or did some models not come with one? I can't seem to find one in mine lol
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