Re: 1.9JTDm Performance Query?
I'd also have to agree with the comments. I recently had a brand new159 1.9JTDM demonstrater for a week and found that although the car was fast, easily getting to 85+mph on the motorway without realising it, it didn't have any significant grunt or sense of acceleration. The economy improved over the 800 miles I did in the car that week so I'm sure that the performance would improve over time too.
In comparison my wife's 140Bhp diesel Golf is great fun to drive, particularly at low revs as there's a real surge of power. I'm sure that this is just turbo lag, which the 159 doesn't have, but it still makes it more fun.
Having said that, I can't afford to go up to the 2.4 due to company car tax, and the 159 is still a great car to drive so I've ordered a Ti Sportwagon.
Commence the 12 week wait.......