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... 159 JDTm 2.4 (56 plate). The car has 130k with one owner from new and full service history (screen price 3,995). It's taxed till June and MOT'd until Sept. The interior seems unmarked with leather seats.

The dealer (not an Alfa dealership) said he'd take my 156, although stopped a little short of naming a figure at this stage.

I started it up and it all seemed to sound right, although no experience of diesel engines outside of 3T Ford Custom Cab lorries.

I'm hopefully having a Alfa specialist look at my 156 over the next few days. If that's going to cost more than it's worth I might take the 159 for a test drive.
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Take a look on the 159 section, might be a member, and can offer you more advice.
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Take a look on the 159 section, might be a member, and can offer you more advice.
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I think they are nice cars a good value for money. But the diesels do have a lot of problems. With a high miler you could be looking at pro blems with the egr. Dpf clutch and dual mass flywheel expensive to replace.
Their not particularly economical to run expect 35 on run 28 around town. Rusty front and rear sub frames ,
Need rust treating. But I love mine , if you like working on cars get an alfa. Look. At plenty before you buy you could well get a 56 60,000 on it for not much more money. Look on the 159 sections to see various posts.
Cambelt and water pump must be changed every 4 years or 50 k. Steering racks can give problems too
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I think they are nice cars a good value for money. But the diesels do have a lot of problems. With a high miler you could be looking at pro blems with the egr. Dpf clutch and dual mass flywheel expensive to replace.
Their not particularly economical to run expect 35 on run 28 around town. Rusty front and rear sub frames ,
Need rust treating. But I love mine , if you like working on cars get an alfa. Look. At plenty before you buy you could well get a 56 60,000 on it for not much more money. Look on the 159 sections to see various posts.
Cambelt and water pump must be changed every 4 years or 50 k. Steering racks can give problems too
So no negatives then?

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So no negatives then?

Sheesh!
You willl find a problem list as long as that for almost any car these days.

In the 159 area there will be people who have had no end of issues, then there will be some who have over 100k milage with only servicing issues, so it really does depend A) the car you buy in the first place, B) how well you look after it.
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I'd take a punt on it.

Diesels are always more reliable if they have high miles, compared to very low.

Check the clutch and flywheel though... that's quite a bit job if yours are worn. DPF/EGR not likely to be a problem unless you start doing short trips.


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I'd take a punt on it.

Diesels are always more reliable if they have high miles, compared to very low.

Check the clutch and flywheel though... that's quite a bit job if yours are worn. DPF/EGR not likely to be a problem unless you start doing short trips.


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We find it the opposite all our high mileage diesels are costing their owners a fortune with high pressure fuel pumps and injectors plus turbos being the usual culprits
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