Being of sound body
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Re: Why all the 1.9 JTDM's?
The 1.9 could do with a bit more power but 99% of my driving is commuting in and around congested Manchester or on Motoways. It's a sad reality for many I reckon but the 1.9 is better than adequate 99% of the time IMHO.
The 2.4 price premium, dreadful economy and various reports I read on AO made me question the point of it apart from 210bhp and a better exhaust note. The stats are not exactly snorting by comparison either so I took the "cheap" option and I'm happy with it.
That said, we'd all love that V6 kudos and sound, but many do ignore its nose heaviness. My little 1.9 seems pretty well balanced TBH.
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