Me and my car

An Alfa Romeo 159 as a workhorse

Property agent Elgin Lim connects his smartphone to the Alfa Romeo 159's on-board diagnostics module so he can be alerted to faults as soon as they arise.
Property agent Elgin Lim connects his smartphone to the Alfa Romeo 159's on-board diagnostics module so he can be alerted to faults as soon as they arise.ST PHOTOS: WONG KAI YI
What is in the boot?
What is in the boot?

Elgin Lim focuses on the performance of the Alfa Romeo 159 rather than its looks

The black Alfa Romeo 159, with its satin-finished wheels and red brake calipers, looks resplendent in the morning sun.

But go a little closer and its wear and tear becomes clear. Its rims are worn ragged with kerb scapes, the black paint has hairline scratches and the brake calipers are faded in spots.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 11, 2020, with the headline 'An Alfa as a workhorse'. Print Edition | Subscribe