Alfa 159 sportwagon – owners thoughts?

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  • Premier Icon fruitbat
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    159 is awsome – here’s mine:

    hora
    Member

    I once spotted a nice A4 on stw classifieds with a recent 3k bill.

    A bit of research made me realise that consumables occur and can cost quite abit when added up at service time on a Audi

    The DMF and turbo went on my bro in laws 59plate Golf TDI. It had 60
    9k motorway miles at the time

    atlaz
    Member

    I had the valve seats burn out in my 1.2l Polo 5 years ago. Cost 1800 to fix but luckily VAG picked up 1000 of that. I don’t for a minute imagine that any car is fault free.

    TurnerGuy
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    Cambelt snapped

    seemed to happen a lot of 156s as the interval was quoted as 70k, which was too much, plus main dealers didn’t check and tighten as appropriate when servicing – as happened to mine so I now only go to independents 🙂

    On 3rd Alfa now, will probably get another after this. 2nd 156 was rock solid and ace to drive – I think the guideline is to not get an alfa from within a few years of its model launch.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    A mate of mine has the 159 2.4 diesel auto wagon. It needed a whole new top end to the engine just before going out of warranty. He seems pleased with it although it’s a little heavy on diesel. I guess the newer 2.0 diesels will be about the same performance and a bit better on diesel. Nice looking car though.

    atlaz
    Member

    Collected it today and other than the fact they didn’t even give me a tank of diesel, very happy. Now I need to work out how to turn off the voice instructions for the nice French lady who tells me which turn to take and how the hell the smart bomb guidance system next to me works for playing MP3s.

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