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159s in Ireland.

Hi there everyone, I am new here. I dont have an alfa yet, but would be looking to get a 159 jtd in the next year id say. Just a question for any 159 owners, did ye buy your 159 in the UK or ROI. Any 159s on say carzone seem to be very basic spec ones, no leather etc.
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and no 2.4 jtd in ROI either afaik
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are you looking for something like this?
Autofficina : Alfa Romeo 159 ti 2.4 JTDm Qtronic Sportwagon
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Id say id have to keep to a 1.9 as tax on a 2.4 would be a killer for me.
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Hi dicey,

It took awhile to find my 1.9, you probably have to look for 08 onwards for a lusso model(leather) in Ireland, think I saw a black 08 1.9 Ti in sdfa the other day!
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Im in no rush to get one anyway. A Ti would be lovely if I could stretch to it.
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If you can afford it, the 2.0JTD is a very good car to drive and will be the cheapest to tax.

Not available used over here, and only from 2009 in the UK.

You will almost certainly find it easier to find the spec you want in the UK, but it's a good time to be buying a car in Ireland at the moment.
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Hi Dicey.. I bought mine in the UK back in May 2008.. the reason was the Euro-Sterling rate was quite good and I couldn't get the spec I was looking for here (2nd hand of course).

The VRT was a bitter pill to swallow but now 2 years on and that I can afford to eat again and heat the house things are ok now...

As said above it's a good time to buy in Ireland... but high spec models are rare... don't know what the budget is, but leather or Ti specs tend to be 'newer' and cost a bit.

Are you in the market for a petrol one by any chance?

Best of luck with the car hunt... what are you driving @ the moment out of interest? (I'm just being nosey)..
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Id go for a diesel but if a cheap 1750 tbi came up who knows. Driving a 98 audi a3 at the moment so Im due a newish car. Have to get a job first though.
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ya the VRT is a killer, but my dad imported a 320d (i know i kept pointing to a black 159 Ti instead ) and even with the VRT still made a huge saving, and got a weekend away! It was the same story too when i imported my Coupe a few years back, and got a spec not available here, leather, rare colour for the MY, 10disc CD Changer,etc and as a bonus the Hyundai 5 year warrenty.


my advice is look in both markets for the car (if u are willing to travel that is),do your research about buying and bringing in from the UK, and be happy u bought a great car in the sepc u wanted at the best price.
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My dad has a 2.4Jtd, lots of spec, Blue & Me, Cream Leather, dual zone climate, Xenon's etc.
His is a 2007, bought in Ireland etc, and will be on the market soon.
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if that 159 jtd in Dublin is an Irish car then why is the speedometre in mph? kmh came into Ireland in 2005....
I have a 2001 2.4jtd which I bought from the north for 1800gbp and the vrt was 560, the tax for the year is pretty steep at just under 900e per year!!! maye you could consider the 156 jtd? the engines are much tougher and from stories about the 2.4 159 water pumps can fail quickly... just something to think about
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if that 159 jtd in Dublin is an Irish car then why is the speedometre in mph? kmh came into Ireland in 2005....

It could be a car which was sitting unregistered in stock for a while
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Yes I saw that silver 159 on donedeal, think I might wait around for one in black or red with cream leather. I am set on a 159 really, the only thing that might push me in favour of a 156 is its lighter weight.

@ Bear 1, if you ever want to sell the tempra ,let me know.
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maybe test drive the 156 jtd if you find one, if you are like me then its love at first pedal to the floor i went up to buy a saab 9-3 tid, saw the 156 never drove one and never thought of one, but the cream leather, aircon, electric everything and the sheer torque made me hand the cash plus my old toyota avensis at the dealer! mine is the 140bhp version and they have more torque than a v6! sticks to the road like glue which has saved me a few times but honestly its a fantastic car! with regards to the tempra, hmm for now its just parked up used only as a run around, great little car and 90bhp isnt bad, nothing like the alfa though! has the digital display which i love to bits, and the turbo has a lovely whine to it.... will let you if i decide to flog it off, it is lhd though
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Tempra digital dash .........awesome.
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im waiting for it to break though even has the turbo bar pressure indicator!
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Im in no rush to get one anyway. A Ti would be lovely if I could stretch to it.
The Ti is seriously nice but you will go through tyres very regularly I'm led to believe.
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I read somewhere that early 159's ('06..), had a few niggles that were sorted out with later cars. Is this true?
Also anybody know if there was a 159 trim called executive, and if so was it higher than turismo and lusso? Some of the early turismo's ive seen on carzone lack audi control buttons on the steering wheel.
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The 08 cars on are a better breed than the earlier cars and are lighter due to better suspension compoents etc and I have never heard of that spec level exec before I think it could be someone making up a spec level to sound impressive I saw it a lot when I was buying my first 146.
 
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thing about Alfas is dicey if yourr patient you will get yourself a seriously good car with everything you want, if what your viewing doesnt tick all the boxes walk away, the 159s have been around long enough now for some good secondhand examles to start coming on the market and the new car sales seem to be buoyant this year so be patient. If you want a little taster for Alfa ownership in the meantime go and get a 145 and do something like this to it

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-part-3-a.html

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Well i wish i had room at the homeplace for an alfa for the time being, but yes as you said I am being patient. More than likely Id be going to the uk to get a 159. Dont think there is one 159 on pistonheads that does not have leather.
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I read somewhere that early 159's ('06..), had a few niggles that were sorted out with later cars. Is this true?
Also anybody know if there was a 159 trim called executive, and if so was it higher than turismo and lusso? Some of the early turismo's ive seen on carzone lack audi control buttons on the steering wheel.
I'm on my third 159 JTDm...

My first 06 had airflow sensor replaced, and one top arm in 60K miles..

The 08 had two boot stays replaced top arm and power steering pump, due to slight weep of fluid in about 60K miles

The 2010,

Feels lighter, and faster, so far only crib is, the wipers needed sorting...and I need to loose a stone so the Ti seats fit properly..

First I've saw of it (executive) is an add on carzone, I think they have satnav as standard. Not sure about rest of trim. May only be a Turismo with Satnav
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Your currently part of a very exclusive club Mjet, even more so as you went for the ti Only 45 159s sold here so far this year.

You'd be unique if you'd have bought a petrol
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