Alfa Romeo 159 car review by Jason Dawe

29 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Alfa Romeo 159 car review by Jason Dawe
Alfa Romeo 159

Jeremy Clarkson reckons can claim to be a real petrol until they have an Alfa Romeo. However, of his wisdom should look no than buying a second-hand Not only is this the best-looking for years, but it also has some not always encountered in the brand, as practicality, reliability and good

Introduced to the UK in early 2006 as a to the 156, the 159 was built on a brand new With a wheelbase 105mm than that of the 156, it a larger cabin, satisfying who want style but aren’t to be cramped and uncomfortable for it.

With any Alfa, the heart of the is the engine, and in this respect the 159 delivers the goods with its of 1.9, 2.2 and 3.2 litre petrol producing 160, 185 and 260bhp Even the humble 1.9 gives performance, while the gutsy 3.2 terrific. Used 3.2 litre are pretty rare, but if you can live the average 20mpg fuel their paltry cost over the 2.2 makes them like exceptional value.

That said, a 159 diesel is the better buy. Avoid the five-cylinder 2.4 JTDM and go instead for the 1.9 JTDM. With 150bhp and 236 lb ft of torque, it feels quicker its 0-60mph time of 9.2sec and the lesser weight of this helps sharpen handling.

The only two trim levels in the 159 are and Lusso; the former providing climate control, 16in wheels, single-disc CD, cruise and an alarm system. A premium of Ј900 for Lusso spec leather upholstery, 17in and rear parking sensors — if it has been driven in the Italian Euro NCAP scores of stars for … occupant and four for child occupant place the 159 among the best in

Alfa Romeo 159

Poor residual values, and dealer service have all Alfa sales in the past, so is the truth today? First, values; if you buy the right 159 it does worse than many competitors and better than from volume brands.

As for reliability, all 159s are within the original three-year warranty, they have been serviced, so independent data are But owner testimony suggests the 159 is the built Alfa of recent Finally, Alfa has acted to concerns about poor with new appointments, better and more customer interaction.

Alfa Romeo ever in terms of reliability, the bulletproof that some drivers is a moot point, but in the 159 we have a car that both Jeremy and I can recommend.

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