Living with partner
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Alfa 159 Vs GT
I have recently found out my company want me to take a company car. Not sure which model to go for, the 159 or GT? Either way it will be a diesel, probably the 1.9JTDm in both cases.
I love the shape of the GT but the 159 is obviously more practical. I also had a short test drive of both today, albeit in an '05 GT, it was all the dealer had at the time, but the 159 was brand new.
Both were 1.9JTDm but the GT felt so much quicker and torquier. Looking at the Afa website the 159 aoppears to have the marginally quicker 0-60 time, is this really the case as it didn't feel like it today, the '05 GT with 46k on the clock felt much quicker. I appreciate the 159 will 'loosen up' but I wouldn't expect it to loosen that much.
Can anyone comment on what they would be more inclined to go for? I have a 20 mile commute but often drive 200 - 300 miles in a day for work.