Re: Whats a 156 2.0 JTS like
im a bit like you, like something i can plant my foot at low revs and go still. I looked and tried a 2.0jts and wasnt that impressed in that way - they go like the clappers but only once i was doing over 4000revs. In the end i settled for the 5 cylinder 2.4 jtd engine, bags of torque from 1500 revs, pulls cleanly upto 4000 and a bit with no changes of gears, fairly economical, still sounds nice with that five cylinder noise.
I was a confirmed petrolhead before i got this, never owned or wanted to own a diesel - last cars were triumph 2l 16v dolly sprint and '78 turboed mini... but this car blew away all my "tractor engine" hangups that i had about diesels. Go for the 5 not the 4 cylinder cos they sound better and go better - horsepowers damn near the same as 2l jts upto 03 (150) and more than 2l jts after 03 (175)