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Hi to the great Alfa community its big question time

I am getting back into Alfa ownership after a long break and I want a petrol powered car ,(as it should be) and I am fed up with driving diesels.

I am currently torn between a 2.0JTS GT or a 2.2JTS 159 but despite Alfas great leap forward in quality & reliability I have heard some stories about 2.0JTS fragility and timing chauns being a regular thing on the 2.2JTS engines and this came from an independent Alfa specialist.

I can not believe that things are as gloomy as they say so I would like some real life ownership feedback on living with these cars / engines.

Many thanks for any help

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Hya Steve.

Have you considered a V6 GT?
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Yes I did consider it and as much as the prospect of possible mini Ferrari on the drive with a great sounding engine, I am not sure I could stand the fuel costs! Nice idea though.
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I totally understand.

I used to have a 2.0 TS 147 and moved to the 3.2V6.

I found the fuel consumption difference to be minimal.

Okay, okay. That was a bare faced lie.

The 2.0TS gave me an average of about 29mpg (I used to drive it hard) and the 3.2 gives about 20mpg. (I still drive it hard)

Still, It might be worth having a look at one (My guess is, once you've tried one you'll be hooked and there'll be no turning back).

Seriously, best of luck in your search. I'm sure you'll get some decent feedback about the technical questions you've asked.
You might also want to try the search function to see if there have already been threads on the issues you've mentioned.

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