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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
An Alfa Romeo will be no more or no less reliable than anything else on the market. You might buy one and have problems then the same could be true if you bought an Audi or BMW. In fact of all the bits that have failed on my cars have been from German manufacturers. Also ask my friend how good his BMW 320d is, the one which blew its turbo 400 miles from Calais.
Most of BS (you know what I mean) about Alfa Romeo is spouted by people who havent ever even driven one.
Sorry for the rant, but your post highlights every prejudice there is about the brand that might stop someone like you from buying one, dont lsten to people with no knowledge.
Back to your question. I had a 159 1.9 Jtdm which I sold at 93k. The 2.0 diesel is a better one and has a better gearbox, its down to product development. My philosophy is if I want particular car I'll pay the price being asked. There are fewer and fewer late low mileage cars around, so if its what you want be prepared to pay a bit more. There are also a lot of cheaper high mileage ones around too, but that is the case for any car.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Giulia Super Lusso 2.0MA, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2, plus Abarth 595 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.
Previously, Brera 2.2 Prodrive - 159 SW 1.9JTDm - 1.6TS 147
Last edited by Top Down; 11-01-14 at 17:50.