Re: Thoughts on the 2.4 JTD 159?
Beware! make sure you drive one first - I just assumed that the 159 would be a step forward from the 156.
Your mechanic may be thinking about the wonderful 2.4 engine in the 156, not the 159.
I am very disappointed with mine. Unlike the 156, it sounds like a bus and drives like a tractor.
And it drinks like a fish - I am getting sub 30mpg!
The gearbox is unbelievable notchy and it is very difficult to drive it in a sporty way.
Maybe mines a rough one - it is one of the very first 159s. I haven't driven another one, but I get the impression that there are many other owners out there who are just as disappointed as me.