Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Have you driven a JTD 1.9 8v yet?
It was the first 156 i test drove and i was gutted at powerless it was, a bag of nails just like the diesels i used to drive 10-15 years ago, it put me off the 156 and JTD's completely.
Luckily i didn't give up, tried 3 other 156's (2L JTS petrol, 2.4 20v JTD & 1.9 16V JTD) and now i'm very happy with my facelift 1.9 16V JTD Sportswagon Ti.
Day and night between the 2 engines (8v & 16v). And you can remap the 16v as well ;-)
Cant remember if the 8v has the 5 speed or 6 speed box, the 6 speed is slick and 6th is good for mpg.
My previous was a 155 2L 16v and i don't feel like i'm missing out by moving to the JTD 1.9 16v, its so drivable.
Good luck whatever you decide!
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