Now driving a BMW :(
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: West Yorkshire
I got 23 mpg from a 2.0 145QV.
Swapped for a JTD and get 34 mpg and it is much much much quicker point to point.
The Owners Club tested the V6 and 150bhp JTD round Goodwood, and there was nothing in it. Only standing starts where the V6 is much quicker. I am still gobsmacked by the real world performance of the JTD, and the 145QV hard work to drive fast in comparison. The 145QV is in turn about the same or a smidge quicker than a 2.0 156.
I can't recommend the JTD enough to be honest, and I was a very anti-diesel person until I tested one. It still sounds good too! Having been smit by 225lb ft of torque, I wouldn't consider the 2.5 V6.