1.9JTD, 2.4JTD, or V6 next time???
Hi guys n gells
this one should get a debate going!
Ive currently got a tweaked and remapped 2002 10v 2.4JTD, but need to start lookng for an estate, so naturally a Sportwagon is top of the shopping list.
Because i hope to stretch to an 04 facelift, i have something of a dilemma, because the engines have become so improved too.
According to figures i have found, the newer 16v 1.9JTD engines will, from 2004 facelifts on, churn either 140 or 150 bhp, and the same 305 ftlb of torque as the 2.4JTD!
I know they're are improvements to the later 2.4JTDm too, but not sure if my budget will get that far.
The V6 is a fab engine, and i love it in my other saloon, but wonder how the Sportwagon body will hit the all important mpg compared to the oil cookers, which are simply fab all round performers.
So what should i go for do you reckon?
my current thoughts are that a 1.9JTD 16v 150bhp, remapped, should be pretty much as lively as my current tweaked 2.4 10v, would you agree???
how do i tell the 140 from 150 bhp models? whats the giveaway?
thanks in advance, i look forward to all your opinions....