Well I have made my decision.
My local dealer let me deliver a 147 1.9M-Jet to one of their sister dealers in Johannesburg on Saturday. So I got to drive it over a 400km trip. And after that, I am sorry to say, but I will be buying the 2.0 TS. The M-Jet pulls very well, in any gear, but the sound, well, I just can't live with it. And the fuel consumption was very dissapointing, I set the cruise control to 130km/h and by the time I arrived in Johannesburg, I was only averaging 7.2l/100km/39.2MPG, and I get around 7.5l/100km/37.6MPG in my 1.6 on this exact same trip, it is a very flat road the whole way. But I suppose compared to the Nissan Murano 3.5 V6 I had to bring back for them, which averaged 11.9l/100km/23.7MPG at 130km/h
, its brilliant. And the 147 was brand new so maybe the engine still needs to loosen up a bit.
A quick spin in a 2.0 156, and my mind was made up.
I dropped my car off this morning with them so they can put it up for sale so long. It was kinda sad to hand over the keys
. But at least I am replacing her with something better.
So tomorrow I go in to sign the order for a 2.0 T.Spark 5-door in Jerama Black(Metallic Black in the UK), with the 17" Ti wheels, sport seats and sun roof. It takes 2-3 months once the order is placed. I can't wait!
Just thought I'd let you guys know.