Re: Which Diesel Engine?
I've had a 1.9 159 courtesy car for the past week, and I was very interested to see how it compared to my 1.9M-jet 147 (140) as I may still want a 159 as my next car.
First impressions were quite good, it wasn't as slow as I had expected form reading posts on AO, but as the week went on I had an opportunity to compare the two and was a bit shocked to discover that after accelerating out of a junction at the point where my car usually hits 60mph the 159 was reading 50.
I know this isn't exactly scientific or conclusive, but as Fraser said it does seem to me that the 1.9 in the 159 seems to feel a bit quicker than it actually is.
also although the official 0-60 times are very similar, they are also slightly misleading
my 147, 9.1secs, 2 Adults + 20Kg, say (2x75)+20 = 170kg
1.9 159, 9.2secs, driver + 30kg, say 75+30 = 105kg
I could live with the performance of the 1.9, but I'd prefer more.
If I could afford the company car tax I'd maybe prefer the 2.4. (haven't driven one can't say for sure)
I'm hoping the forthcoming 2.0 will be (for me) the perfect blend of both