Re: Why buy a 1.6 147?
Hmmm, I went through all of this last November and in the end opted for a 150 bhp Ti 147 diesel. The cost was not a lot more (got a very good deal) and I was eventually convinced on the following:-
1. far better residuals
2. It's faster
3. It's very, very economical.
After 5 months ownership I can tell that I made the right decision. I'ts a little cracker and, please note, a completely different drive to the identically powered GT. The 147 is lighter and more nimble and has a far superior ride.
just my tuppence worth and certainly not a slag on the 1.6 which I found very impressive for what it was. It made a lovely noise but in the end I've got a 3.0 V6 which gives me all the noise I could possibly want.
"The Drivel Devil'
"On a scale of one to ten, with ten being a sensitive, new-age man and one being a chimp throwing faeces, I'd put you more towards the monkey axis"