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?? Used 159 SW 2.2 JTS vs 1.9 JDTM

Looking to rack some brains here and run some of my thoughts across here.

Been searching for a low mileage 159 SW and based on what I read here it seems the 2.2 JTS is a better option as far as reliability and repair costs over the 1.9 JDTM engines and common rail diesel engines in general right?

Granted the 2.2 wont get the diesels mileage but thats not really a factor as the car will only do a avg of 8000 miles a year,daily work driver and a summer trip to France every year.

Besides the hesitation/front tire issues well documented here,are there any other 2.2 JTS issues to be aware of regarding a used 159 SW w/ around 30-40k miles??

TIA for any input on this!
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Nothing on the 2.2 that isn't common to both cars apart from the
hesitation and stretchy timing chain.
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No cambelt services on the JTS engines. That's a big saving.
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And it's not a diesel.
I went diesel this time but took the 2.4 and have removed the dpf.

Now it has some go and is pretty good to drive so was the right choice from that perspective.
On the downside though it sounds like a van or tractor when your outside the car

Inside it's fine.

The 1.9 in my opinion is underpowered and slow . I would opt for the 2.2 petrol every time as new alfa diesel owner
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