2007 Alfa Romeo 159 Distinctive 1.9 JTDm turbo diesel


A Maserati for poor people


Alternator needed rebuilding, oil pressure sensor failure.

General Comments:

I was attracted to this beautiful car ever since it was first presented.

Since I stumbled upon one gorgeous sample, titanium gray with full leather beige interior, I decided to give it a try.

The outside of a car is really impressive, bodywork really feels thick and firm, and the paintwork is perfect. I was also impressed with the door handles as they feel pretty massive and precise, and the doors produce a click sound, similar to German premiums; that is what I really like.

The interior is also matched to the exterior, although beware of its retro appearance, you may not like it.

The diesel engine is also perfect; it is silent and provides enough kick when needed; it is somehow different than the competition as it prefers to be revved in medium range, and a rev counter suggests that. But you can cruise at 1500 revs when you want to save fuel, no problem. Ride on open roads, that is where a 159 excels; grip, grip, grip is the best way to describe it. It is impossible for an average driver to put this car out of balance; there is almost no difference driving this car on straights or curves. I can't wait for my next journey.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2016