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Alfa fleet are delivering a 159 SW in black for a week's demo.

I just need to get my boss to drive it.

I can't wait. I hope I am not dissappointed
 

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Alfa just rang me and said the Car has been broken and I can't have my demo :cry:
 

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It was out on demo and broke.

The guy did not know what the problem was.

When the car is ready they are going to contact me .
But they said the demo would be for 1-2 days not 7 as promised.
 

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It was out on demo and broke.

The guy did not know what the problem was.

When the car is ready they are going to contact me .
But they said the demo would be for 1-2 days not 7 as promised.
Yes the AR sales experience is good isnt it.

Step2 - trying to get a price or order one.......
 

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The AR Demo guy updated me and said I either take a shorter demo ie 2 days in 3 weeks time or I have to wait 3 months for a full 5 day demo.
I suppose it will give AR a chance to end the AR dead zone for dealers in the SW of UK.
 

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Wow, getting a demo car for more than 10mins? You guys are spoilt rotten!
Pity about the car breaking, lucky your boss wasn't in it at the time...Hope it pans out well in the end.
 

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I buy the cars for the company so I get a choice.

But I have to convince him its good value !!

I managed it with my 156

Should be doddle he usually believes me :D
 

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They are going to deliver the Car this Wednesday now.

The excitement is killing me !!

Only problem is its going to feel slow against my 156 JTD mapped to 185BHP !!

On the plus side its a black 159 SW. I can feel some weekend cruising coming on.
 

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Its Here !!!!

Time to go and play.

I will report back my thoughts.
 

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Been out .

Like just about everything . Much better ride than my 156. Appears better built.

Switchs on steering column look naff.

The 150 BHP JTD is under powered for a car this weight. I would have to remap it.

Only other negative is the high lip on the boot floor.

Anyway I now have until Tuesday too enjoy it.
 

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Been out .

Like just about everything . Much better ride than my 156. Appears better built.

Switchs on steering column look naff.

The 150 BHP JTD is under powered for a car this weight. I would have to remap it.

Only other negative is the high lip on the boot floor.

Anyway I now have until Tuesday too enjoy it.

Let us know how you get on. :)

How many miles on the odo :confused:
 

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The Mrs has just had the pleasure of a 159 estate 2.2 petrol for the last 4 days as a courtesy car. All those of a nervous disposition look away now.


She said...It looked and was a bit bigger than her Sportwagon 1.9 JTD. The mileage was appalling, and that the all black interior was of a high quality but too dark. She thought the car was very refined and smooth, but lacked character and reminded her of an Audi or other similar German car to drive. She said she didn't feel involved ! It was very practical and had some nice features her Sportwagon didn't (cup holders automatic central locking as you move off etc.) She summed by saying she was glad to hand it back. Her view was reinforced by the dealer who confided that the 159 had'nt taken off like they hoped and that he personally preferred the 156 !

I'm really sorry, but your boss will probably love it
 

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The Car has done 4500 miles so its not really run in yet.

I can now report some problems I am afraid the bonnet release catch has broken off !! And the clutch pedal is sticking and making a very funny clicking sound at the top of its travel.

I will have to ring Alfa Demo today to see what they want to do about the clutch.

Still like the car. Just needs more go.
 
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