Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United Kingdom
The gearboxes are the same, but possibly the installation slightly different. I've found both gear change between the 1.9 ti I had and the 2.4 much the same (clunky) even though they are different boxes.
The 2.4 does tends to not idle as smoothly as the 1.9, but it shouldn't be too bad all the same. Could be a slightly dirty injector? What mileage had the 2.4? Mine with 69k will splutter slightly when started and sometimes in first when moving slowly in traffic, but isn't too bad really.
Yes, I think the 19 inch alloys ruin the ride a bit (tramlining, etc), though the suspension itself is pretty good