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New 2.2 Ti 159 (in Red) 27 48.21%
Nearly new 2.2 SV Brera (in Red) 14 25.00%
New or nearly new 2.0 JTS GT (in Red) Too like the wife's?? 3 5.36%
156 2.0 JTS Veloce like for like (hard to get hold of) 0 0%
166 3.2 facelift in any colour (really hard to get hold of) 11 19.64%
147 2.0 Lusso or better (in Red) 1 1.79%
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Follwing the passing of my treasured 156 today, what car should I look at getting

Choices, as I see them now are a new 159 (2.2Ti), a nearly new 2.2 SV Breara or a 2.0 JTS (not sure about two GT's though).

I'll throw in a 147/156/166. Budget is c20k as not sure what I'll get for mine / balance after paying of the finance.

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159Ti or 166 3.2. An alternative to another coupe.
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Re: What should be my replacement car

HR Oewn has a 3.2Q4 159 with just 6,000 miles on the clock for 19,995. You should get that IMHO as 4wd must be handy where you live
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Good call Kevin.
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Re: What should be my replacement car

Good to hear your feeling positive....I'm biased in favour of the 166 But you could wait a few years for the 196.

I like the dark grey colour like pomeo

Good fortune whatever you decided

Be different be very different and stand out in the crowd.

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156 2.0 JTS Veloce hard to find?

20k budget?

You can have mine! Hell, I'll even paint it red for ya for that price


In all seriousness though I think you've obviously got the coupe box ticked with Claire's car so I would go for either the 159ti or a facelift 166. Personally I'd plump for the 159 - just as good looking as the 166 but more up-to-date and almost certainly better residuals. Never driven the 2.2 JTS (only the V6 & both diesels) but have been taken for a spin in one and it felt very similar performance-wise to the 2.0JTS, albeit with what felt like superior grip and massively superior brakes A brand new 159 ti is 23500? I reckon you'll find an ex-demo for 20k

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Definitely the 159.......gorgeous
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What about a V6 GTV?
I know i'm biased as I have one, but it is a damn fine car...when it works!! (thats the downside though seems to break down a lot)
Although if I had the option of a Brera i'd tear your arm off for it.
 
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Re: What should be my replacement car

I voted for the 159 Ti because I prefer saloons to coupes but I wouldn't get it in red (or black).
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159 Ti
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you know you will buy a 159Ti
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Well SR. Alfisti have spoken. Go get that 159 Ti
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Re: What should be my replacement car

I do like the 159ti, but the chance of having a Brera on the driveway would be to to hard to pass up.

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Looks like the 159 Ti is a winner
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166, but I'm biased towards big saloons....
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Ooooh Black, last model 166 V6!
 
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I didnt see the poll for a 159ti 2.4 jtd in black
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Re: What should be my replacement car

Mmm depends whether you have kids. If you do then the 159 TI. IF not then it's got to be the Brera. How cool would it be to have a Brera and a GT on the drive? Now that's truly Red Squadron!
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So you like red

Get a Brera...go on do it just to make me jealous
 
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This car is just made for you.

From looking at your profile (and your photos) it ticks almost all the right boxes, and its well within your budget.

And its even RED!!!! Perish the thought you'd want a 'lesser' colour on an Italian car.

http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/...hp/carno/18692
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Cheeky Antipodean. I used to have a 3 door JTD Stilo. It's 2nd only to me 156 in my heart
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That Stilo looks alright! Wow, I always thought they were so boring, I can't believe I've found one that looks good and probably drives good too..

Where's the 'other' option? You should get an Alfa Red 156 GTA
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Not voted as it's your choice not other peeps, get a GTA if you want a Alfa
 
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159, definately, the grown up choice of Alfas, build is far superior than previous models.
2.4 diesel is also a real winner
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