The lease on my 2.4JTD is expiring in a couple of months and I'm also torn between either keeping her, or letting her go for a new company lease. Almost 3-yrs old, nvr missed a heartbeat, only "troubles" were a stuck Qtronic lever (fixed under warranty), one dead battery (replaced by Alfacare) and a blown brake light (easy 5 mins job). Obviously had some parts changed under a service campaign (namely swirl valve, inlet manifold and the infamous coolant plug).
Sooo tempted to get a newish 3.2V6. Have been addicted since I tested one couple of months ago. I know my fuel bills would increase significantly, but looking at the service costs, it appears the V6 is cheaper to maintain in the long run. I know I'd also miss the kick in the back torque of the diesel, but I think the gains from engine noise (at idle and WOT) would definitely compensate.
Opinions? OP - Sorry for budging into this thread.