On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
The more cars I drive since owning 9 2.0 TS engined cars the less I like the TS engine.
It is smooth enough and sounds good for a 4 pot, but other than that I think it is a mediocre engine.
It is fragile, most of them burn oil, it has as little torque at lower RPM, has poor fuel economy, needs cambelt changes too often and by todays standards is is underpowered.
The worst part for me was the lack of go under 3000rpm. 4 cylinder 16 valve engines don't have to be like that...