Re: JTD or JTS?
I have to say my 2.0 JTS Alfa GT is fantastic if I take it easy i can get 35MPG out of it probably more if I did a lot of motorway cruising! But for me owning an Alfa Romeo is not about economy! But then I'm lucky in that I only drive when I want to!
For me it is a great car to blast round twisty country roads! It likes to be revved and revved hard! it is just so smooth and torquey right up to the rev limiter. All the time it sounds amazing (even at tick over it has a lovely burble). You will just want to keep it in second gear the whole time. Minute dabs on the throttle send the car surging forward.
Pedals are just right for heel and toe shifts and that has to be one of the greatest delights come barrelling into a round about on the brakes heeling and toeing down the box with the windows down...
Whatever RPM what ever gear its just so responsive exactly what an Alfa should be! It puts me in mind of my old Alfasud - but without the holes!
I could wax lyrical about Alfa petrol engines all day - but then having owned 21 Alfas since 1986 and only two other non alfa cars - I maybe somewhat biased.