Re: Buying advice
Apparently us car buyers don't like cars with old style reg's so you should be able to bargain on the 1.8.
personally I'd get them to sort out a decent warranty, and go for the JTD, one thing you don't mention the mileage, and condition.
I had the 1.8TS and ended up chipping it, putting an induction kit on and still wanted more - The kid in me, my heart and cojones (and the wife's arm twisting) won out and I got the GTA, my head was saying JTD and a re-map.
The JTD is a definite upgrade from a 1.8, all things being equal.
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