Re: JTS ver 2.0TS
I had a 2.0TS for 3 Years, 45000 Miles, and have had the JTS for 1 Year, 16000 Miles.
The JTS is faster, as it has more torque, top end is about the same. The TS sounded better, but the JTS is probably quieter, which is either good or bad, which ever mood you are in.
I can't realy split them on Economy, I used do about 375 Mile between fill ups in the TS, and the JTS is the same. My trip computer says a consistent 31.5 MPG, but I dont really believe it, my last fill up was 60.3 litres, over 375 Miles, that works out a t just below 30MPG.
Service cost are roughly the same, give or take inflation etc. Insurance is more tho, the JTS is the same group as the V6, which is a bit of a bugger.
I have had no reliability issues with the JTS yet, but hadn't any with the TS up to the same sort of time. My TS needed a new Belt tensioner at about 36K, and needed the throttle actuater cleaning occasionaly.
To sum up the JTS is still a damn good motor, and if you want to go Petrol is one of the best 2.0's around. As for the JTD, I have to say if I was to choose again, I would probably be heading down the Tractor route, Performance is well up with the Petrol, Economy way ahead, and as the JTS doesn't have the TS sound effects, the Diesel rattle and roar, wouldn't be such an offput.