New Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon Range Car Review
Apr 15, 2009 | Comments 0
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Price: £20,045-£29,245 – on the road
Eco Friendly: 179g/km [2.4 JTD] / 181g/km [1.8 MPI] / 221g/km [2.2 JTS] / 273g/km [3.2 V6] CO2 Emissions
Speed: 0-60mph 9.4s Max Speed 130 mph
Average: (combined) 30.4 mpg
Security: Twin front, side and knee airbags, ABS, traction and stability control, ABS with brake assist.
Buying Alfa Romeo :
There are so many people in the world who are just motivated to buy a car by just seeing the photograph in the magazines. The best selling tactics and advertisements for the car companies is the visual publicity in any of the magazines. There would ne millions of people in the world who buys a particular car just because they liked the picture of the car or the outlook of the car!! So, it becomes easier for the company to sell the car as they just need to make a good outlook, that’s it!! This could be the reason why so many car companies are into the industry and why so many new models are introduced regularly. People never try to go into the depth of any particular stuff and for them, the outlook only matters!!
Alfa Romeo also have one of the best advertisement section and in almost all the magazines and websites, you will be finding an Alfa Romeo Car. If you have seen the 159 Sportwagon, you must have desired to get the car and probably you would get it also!! But do you feel it is a sufficient reason for buying the Alfa Romeo Sportwagon car?
I feel there should be loyally some good motivating factors for buying a good car. One should never spend £25,000 just for the sake of good outlook!! There are so many prime factors that should be considered while buying the car. Let’s check what are such factors that could be more motivate than just a good outlook of Alfa 159Sportwagon?
Alfa Romeo Features :
The Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon is also called an “estate car”. The car has a great reputation of being the most romantic car and also it has a problem that people gets envy of the owners of such a beautiful car and either try to make you feel downward by making you dumb by some wrong words or they’ll try to avoid from making any comment for the car or for you!!
The car is created by keeping the Italian beauty Saloon in the mind, so many of the features are similar to the Saloon and as we know, al the longer cars have a drawback if having lesser space for the useable luggage, even Sportwagon have he same!! The rear seat is always compact sparing almost nothing for storage. But, the smarty R&D guys of Alfa Romeo has tried to make a good change by keeping the same height as Saloon but sparing some more space than the Saloon. So, the luggage carrying capacity of Sportwagon is more than the same categorized Saloon. With 445 cubic litres when the rear seats are in place, it’s only 15-litres shy of a 3 Series Touring and a whopping 80 litres up on the 156 Sportwagon. This is the reason why we call it as an estate car.
Alfa Romeo Limitations :
When we say that you should not judge any of the car just by seeing the photo or exterior, we definitely are aware that every car has some of the problems even the Sportwagon has it. For example, there are lots of companies dealing in the estate cars and also making the great advantageous MPV style vehicle buildings. But unfortunately, Alfa Romeo has developed nothing and moreover, they have not made any of the advance changes that are already made by some of the other companies. Ideally, the rear seats should be pleasantly light and easy to flip forward but in this case the seats squabs stay fixed and limiting the seat to fold flat. This has reduced the carrying capacity of the car.
Also moving further towards the limitations of 159 Sportwagon, we come to know the loop hole that the facility of compartment dividers and chromed steel floor that helps to slide the heavy goods without touching the carpet that comes with all other cars of the same range is also not available in the case of Sportwagon. So, the problem of carpet comes too frequent if you have a good luggage to handle in the car!! But still, have the choice by seeing the good factors also!!
Alfa Romeo Specialty :
An auxiliary power supply in the luggage bay, a pull cover and, the basic shape of the load area is broad, flat and low with no intrusion from the rear suspension are the best features that attract the defaulters as these are the practical changes that were required. Also the actual useable space is quite greater than those with greater quoted capacity in cubic litres. The rear seats are spited in 60/40 and there’s a fold down section in the middle which creates a good space for carrying longer items. Also there are facilities of a small cargo net on one side at a handy place to store gloves, a torch or other bits and pieces.
If we see the Price factor, it is just around £20,000 that is around £1,100 more the Alfa Romeo is charging you for making the shape that looks like the sharky Saloon and also to make the most happening shape Alfa has ever launched. So, the difference is too smaller than the changes and fascinating outlook that it gives!! The best part of the car is the all-wheel drive as it changes the entire scenario of problems that were faced in the previous front-drive models. So, if the car is an all-drive model, it balances the whole car and also makes the driving much easier and comfortable. It gives an all weather security as the front-drivers were having some problem with the wet roads and also while the snow makes their ways. But, all-drive is an option that gives a great strength to the driving. Very fewer companies like Volvo S60 and Jaguar X-TYPE are using the same facility. So, by introducing the all-drive facility, the company has earned a place in all the top model companies!!
So, it’s really better habit to select any of the cars by comparing the features and also by making some good thoughts. The Sportwagon 159 has all the best parts like an awesome outer view with some fabulous internal views. Therefore, after checking the visual and checking parts of the car, we vote to the Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon Range Car.