Trading / swapping my 159 Ti 1.9 JTDm for a petrol Ti?
Been thinking about this for a while. I have a mint 2008 159Ti with the 150bhp 16v JTDm engine. There's 145k km on the clock. Black with tan leather & all usual Ti extras inc 19" alloys. I bought it last year from a guy who originally brought it in from the Uk. The service book is stamped with all the main dealer services. I personally phoned the UK garages to confirm the service history.
Anyway, the reason I'm posting is that I'm doing very low mileage (about 8,000 km per year) and having the diesel doesn't really make any sense. As most of you will know though, for anybody doing decent mileage, the 1.9JTDm is a peach. It's just not the engine for me. I did try to get a petrol at the time, but it was impossible to get one in Ti spec.
So, I'm just putting this out there - would anybody have any interest in swapping their Ti petrol with my Ti diesel? We could work out the details based on inspection of both cars, but I'd be happy to consider either a straight swap or a trade with cash either way (depending on relative value of both cars). My ideal would car be a 1750 TBi in black, red or silver, but I seriously doubt anybody would want to part with theirs! I'm posting here because I'm only interested in dealing with somebody who's looked after their 159 properly. There's some real horror shows for sale out there. I could sell privately & bring a TBi in from the UK, but to be honest, I don't want the hassle (and there's no rush - I do love my 159... but I'd just prefer the petrol engine).
Mine has been checked & serviced by Gerry at Ti autos, so he'll have the details on file. I previously had my 166 serviced with Gerry for 6 years, so I mind my Alfas!
2010 159 ti Sportwagon 2.0 JTDm
2008 159 ti Saloon 1.9 JTDm
2002 166 Sportivo 2.0 TS