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Saw a repeat of the 159 test on Top Gear

I caught a repeat of that 159 test with James May last night..and the one thing that struck me was how good that 2.2 petrol sounded! Def needs to be shoehorned into the GT!
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Better than a 3 series

The engine gets better with age. Initially I wasn't that impressed but now it's getting towards the 4k miles stage it's really sweet and pretty free revving. Would still rather a slightly longer 2nd gear so that 62 could be hit with only one change.

May well get a map on it too and some point
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I agree the 2.2 would be brilliant in the GT,as would the 2.4 diesel.However I don't think either will ever happen,as the GT would then steal sales from the Brera, being cheaper,lighter,and from what I hear,more of a drivers car.Thats the last thing the Brera needs!Has anyone else heard of the new Cloverleaf models?Apparently a 147 and GT with 170bhp diesels and that evocative badge!
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Brilliant program, that

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Thanks for the link SR
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Weird race but a great backdrop and a pretty good review of the car. Plus, they'd have it over the 3 Series Imagine if they'd tested the Ti
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Hmmm.... Squadrone Rosso, is that your special super powers that allow you to embed videos? I can't do it, even with the vB code tags...

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Hmmm.... Squadrone Rosso, is that your special super powers that allow you to embed videos? I can't do it, even with the vB code tags...

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Don't think so but you need to go advanced with your reply and hit the YouTube icon. Could used to do this even when on quick reply but it doesn't work anymore for some reason
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Re: Saw a repeat of the 159 test on Top Gear

Dodgy thing to say, but had the 159 been panned on TG, it might have helped push used prices down so I could afford one.
 
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Re: Saw a repeat of the 159 test on Top Gear

Another year or two will do it.. and the '59 will still look good.

If anyone has a nice 3.2 thing (red or black) I can adopt for second-hand purchase in 2009/10 let me know..


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