Re: JTD v TS - Someone help me out here
JTD any day. Massive fun tuned, if thats your thing - I know its not all POWER!!! for everyone.
Reliable - yes, I have had 2 JTD's, I don't hve an issue spending cash on preventative maintenance, so belts & clutches and arms & bushes just get done.
That said, there are a 101 cars which are loads cheaper to run, I could name a few, but then I have owned a lot of cars and I am now down to just 8, (CL500, 4.2 quattro, XJR etc) but the alfa JTD tuned is a quick motor.
I am known for screaming poor economy and big power from an old 140 alfa, its just a toy and not all agree that a diesel should do as little as 30mpg, but it is one of the most rewarding cars to own (see the others I have above) and whilst the JTD would be left for dead above 120mph, it gets there really quick and overtaking whole lines of cars (rather than just a few) is not an issue when these things are tuned.
Hpoe I have not put you off, my take is power, others (which I respect) is economy.