Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Re: Weight: 1.9JTD Vs 2.4JTD in a 159
Ehh... that post was supposed to say a lot more, but thanks to Apple's new browser it didn't!
Here is the full question:
I currently drive a '05 GT 1.9JTD. I had a '06 159 2.4 JTD for an extended test drive (Fri - Tue) and loved most things about the car. Ride quality, handling, build quality (& space!) were all fantastic. One thing I did notice was that the engine was surprisingly tight and you felt you were pushing it every time you looked for high revs. Admittedly there is only 4,000 K on the engine, so perhaps it will loosen up.
Bottom line is when I got back in my GT it felt much more nimble and the smaller engine seemed way more willing.
Does the 2.4 blunten the handling of the 159? Will it loosen out with mileage?
I am about to place an order, so appreciate any feedback. If the 2.4 isn't as much fun to drive as the 1.9, I am willing to sacrifice the extra 50 ponies......
'05 GT JTD
'67 MK1 Mini Cooper