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Er, have I gone mad?

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This has been going on for a long long long time, and everybody is probably sick of it by now, but I STILL haven't decided on a replacement for the Passat. I posted a message on detailingworld and someone suggested the 159. Now, I've never been a fan of alfa's - I don't know why - just haven't. But the 159 just looks so fantastic.

I've booked a test drive for Saturday o_O

Have I completely lost my marbles, or am I going to love having one of these when the Passat goes?

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No you have not gone mad!!! The 159 is a fantastic looking car.

Sounds great in 2.4 JTD & V6 guises. Very driver centric and once you sit in it - you'll be hooked. A very nice place to be. The leather seats look gorgous. People say they are heavy, but well try it and see. 169144-ok.gif

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Just noted the date and date of drive!

What did you think?

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I'm buying one..!!!

Honestly, I got in it and though 'ack - it's rubbish.' Plastics not as good as the Passat, controls not as good as the Passat, nowhere near as luxurious or spacious as the Passat. Engine was noisy when idle. Then I started to drive it and thought 'hang on, is this a diesel?!' It drove just like a petrol. Then I got back from the test drive, got out, and looked at it, and then looked at the Passat, and then looked at the alfa again, and you know what? I actually did a little wee in my pants. Pictures do it no justice - this car is hot!

So Oct this year I shall be ordering one, and the Passat will be going the end of Jan ready for it arriving.

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Good Man!

Sex on wheels is a phrased often referred to with the old 156 when it first appeared and now the 159!

Which model are you going for? All the engines are great and very smooth!

Have you mentioned this to the rest of TSN - prepare to be 'advised' what else to get ices_blah.gifices_blah.gifices_blah.gif

If I was in the market for a new car..............

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So Oct this year I shall be ordering one,

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shocked.gif are you really buying a brand new Alfa Romeo? No doubt it is a very good looking car but it will depreciate like something falling of a cliff - why not buy a nearly new one and let someone else take the first big wack? 169144-ok.gif

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That's where the genius lies Bazza. Through work I get a massive discount on fully maintained leases. No depreciation to worry about, and no repair bills either. \o/

And no - I'm not telling them. This is our little secret, m'kay?

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Good Man!

Sex on wheels is a phrased often referred to with the old 156 when it first appeared and now the 159!

Which model are you going for? All the engines are great and very smooth!

Have you mentioned this to the rest of TSN - prepare to be 'advised' what else to get ices_blah.gifices_blah.gifices_blah.gif

If I was in the market for a new car..............

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I'm gonna go for the 1.9. I drove the 2.4 and was going to go for that, but looking at the figures, there's only 1 second difference 0-62 and the fuel economy is much better on the 1.9. And it's a fair bit cheaper so I can spec it up.

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No you haven't gone mad at all, welcome to the proper petrol head club where we find German cars quite boring. 169144-ok.gif

I have the 156 2.4 JTD with 123,000 miles on the clock and it still hasn't missed a beat and still has that lovely 5 pot growl/warble to it. With a remap on it the 2.4 unit really does go like dung.gif of a shovel.

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My brother has just picked up his new company car.

It's an Alfa Coupe GT Q2 with the new fancy diff! I need to find out if it is fun!

Replaces his Alfa red 146 (with oil leak that just keeps going and going!)

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Must admit when i drove the 2.4 and the 1.9 i liked the 1.9 better not as powerfull but not a big difference but it seemed far lighter on the front end.

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If I decide to sell the R32 - I will probably go contract hire for a year or so. And I quite fancy an Alfa.......although I wouldnt like to buy a brand new one.

Have they got the reliability/build quality sorted yet?

If they have, its a good choice IMO DrP 169144-ok.gif

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I've changed my mind. I want a GT now. I've been going back and forth to the dealers (and the bank!) and I've decided outright now I want the GT. Going to be 2009 though!

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my next door neighbour has a GT 1.9 and has had no problems with it

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I can honestly say, I've never driven anything like it. And it looks, just, droooool.

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This might be a good time and place to admit this.

I DiD it !!!!!! jump.gif

After 25 years of driving Vdubz, I finally made the break.

Its Feckin gorgeous. 159 JTS 2.2 Ti. Been driving it almost a week. grin.gif

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Looks nice. Is it full of soul and passion?

£2 in the box.

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Looks nice. Is it full of soul and passion?

£2 in the box.

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yelrotflmao.gif Nice one.

Was a little dissapointed that the TG gang didn't mention the Ti in the studio. frown.gif

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Ace buy! The interior is fantastic. The dials allow you to hide the speed from your patner/mum/m-i-l!!!

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Good choice sir, make sure you find a decent alfa garage to give it lot's of TLC as they certainly need them. 169144-ok.gif

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Holy crap! Alfa are doing the gt blackline for less than 17k! Yes for that price you only get a 1.8, but look at the spec!!

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