159 3.2 v 2.4
I am planning my next car... I am a long time Alfa owner that was convinced to change to Jaguar at last car purchase... This act of treachery was forced on me by:
1) The Alfa dealer in Aberdeen was crap
2) Alfa 166 or 156 was not as good as the S-Type
3) My wife liked the Jag :-(
That was 4 years ago and its time for a change ... The Jag was lovely but boring to drive, (poor steering and soft handling despite having the sport spec)
I require a Sportwagon as I have to carry some drums & guitars around on occaison. I have done a cost benefit analysis on comparing fuel costs over a year (annual mileage 12K) a 2.4 Diesel Q4 will save me £800.00 in fuel costs a year compared to the 3.2, (using official combined fuel consumption figures) but on average a diesel car with low mileage will cost at least £1000 more ... so if I buy a 3.2 I can save money ... :-)
To be honest I prefer the characteristics of a petrol engine but I'd love to hear any opinions on comparing driving 2.4D Vs 3.2 petrol handling wise and living with.
I had a 155V6 before the Jag and I loved it... I know the new V6 is GM derived but what is it like?...
The other issues is servicing costs how do they compare?
Last edited by stuartmunn; 12-09-08 at 13:10.