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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
The 2.4 will undoubtedly be quicker than the 2.2, but speaking as a someone who owned diesels for 25 years before buying a Brera, the Brera and Spider is no place for a diesel engine. But lets not debate that, its a choice thing. The only 'issue' as such that I can recall with the 2.2JTS is timing chain stretch. So the timing chain needs changing once in a while? So what? Treat it as a service item, just like the cam belt needs to be changed on a diesel. The JTS suffers none of the other issues which plague the diesel engine, DPF, EGR etc. The timing chain was changed on our Brera at about 45K.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.