I'm changing from a company car scheme that has me driving a VW Passat to an allowance. I've had a look at the 159 sportwagon and am very seriously tempted -beautiful and comfortable and I haven't even driven one yet. I do around 25,000 private miles a year so it has to be deisel really - I've read afew reviews suggesting that the 2.4JTD is really only likely to achieve 30-35mpg in normal driving - is this ture, if so I think it'll have to be the 1.9. Can anyone confirm realistic consumption figures?
I did have the chance to drive (very briefly) a GTV a good few years back - it would be great to get in an Alfa again.
I've also read that the timing belt may need changing at just 32,000 miles - is this true?
Comments very welcome.