Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Halesowen, West Mids
Re: JTD or JTDm?
I have noticed that many Alfa dealers advertise all their GT diesels as JTD's and don't differentiate between JTD and JTDm's. It may be that they don't want to draw attention to the JTD's. It is only when you go to look at the car that you see it has either a JTD or a JTDm badge.
However, it would be easy to change the badge and to a JTDm!
The JTD has 176 co2's and the road tax bracket is £170 this year, £205 in 2009, and £210 in 2010. It also does 42 mpg combined.
The JTDm has 165 co2's and is only £145 this year, £175 in 2009 and £180 in 2010, and does 45 mpg combined.
The JTD complies Euro III emissions standard and the JTDm is Euro IV complient.
I think the only way to tell apart from the badge is to look on the V5 to see if it is 176 or 165 of co2's.
On Parkers website JTD models are listed from 1 Jan 2004 to 31 Dec 2005, whilst the JTDm models are listed from 15 Aug 2005, so there is about a four month period when both were being sold and registered........ I think.
It would seem that if you buy an 06 GT it should be a JTDm, but I would still check the V5 to be sure.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. I have certainly learnt a lot.