better in every way but the sound!
better MPG, more torque, in standard form 1st is a bit gutless unless you catch it just right, but every other gear is more than acceptable, 2nd and 3rd are alot of fun and the torque is surprising even in 4th and 5th for a 1.9.
I can only inagine how much more driveable its going to be after the egr delete and remap.
since buying I have driven from guildford-reading then into london and back and today london and back again and some pootling about locally, tank is showing over 3/4 still left on an estimated 170 miles..my JTS would have used half a tank on a similar run so its looking like at the moment its going to be close to double the miles per gallon..although I expect the usual slow to halfway mark and quicker to empty shenanigans..
I reckon the JTS gave about 28-32 mpg real world on premium, the diesel is giving around 50-55 ATM on standard fuel..we will see when fill up time comes what the real deal is but its looking good..
I really don't see any advantage to the petrol engine at the moment and would say the 2.0 JTS is just not worth bothering with.
if you do under 12 k a year get the 3.2, over that mileage its the derv all the way.
this is all before I am anywhere near used to the short 1st gear and the lower rev range but I suspect when I have had it a few weeks it will prove even more driveable as I adjust to the idiosynchrocies of the derv engine.
its a shame in a way that the petrol engine offering was so poor that the smoker is the best choice for most people..
I have always been a commited petrol head and in 25 years of bikes and cars have never owned anything other than petrol driven machines, but...
this is a revelation..
I'm quite enjoying the dark side of the force..