Elder and role model
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: Alfa GT - 2.0 petrol or 1.9 diesel?
You've already had plenty of replies to your dilemma, with most in favour of the diesel. But here's another voice for the petrol. I don't do too many miles, much prefer the sound of the petrol, so I went for the 2.0 JTS. I test drove both and could see the benefits of the diesel (the 6th gear, punchier performance, and obviously the much better fuel economy) but just couldn't live with the diesel sound at idle. And the petrol GT I bought (used) was at least £1500 less than an equivalently spec'd/aged diesel which more than compensates for the worse fuel economy.
As someone's already said above, the 2.0 JTS is being hit by much higher road tax next year (up to £300 I think). Ouch.