Well heres the thing, My initial thoughts were for a 2.4 or maybe a 1.9 multijet, but when reading up a bit i was put off by the fact that the 2.4 made for a heavy front end and upset the balance a little. I'd be interested to know how much of a difference it would make. Also the 1.9's are a little out of my price range as I've got a absolute max of 4k to spend, and I can get a reasonable if not quite good TS or JTS for that price. Another thing was the diesels are all high mileage, which I know is not so much of a problem these days but, I cant get it out of my head that I'd like something a little less on the clock. There seems to be a bit more choice when it comes to TS's too ( why are almost all the diesels silver?).
Back to the TS or JTS thing, from what I've been told from a previous owner of a JTS is that they arent as nice to drive as a TS because they are a bit 'flat', but he does think he may have just had a bad one. The early JTS have a problem with the cams and so i'd better look for a later one. Any idea at what sort of age this has been fixed by Alfa and where I should start looking from?
having said that I'm still open to a 2.4 if you think they handle nicely or at least not differently enough for a non racing driver to notice...