I find myself between cars and seriously considering an MG ZT next. Not quite extreme opposites (though nearly!) I am torn between a 190+ and a CDTi. Having owned mainly Rovers before my recently written off Jaguar XJ6, I know little about either.
Any help with what to watch out for will be gratefully received. Is there a buyer's guide anywhere online?
this is a simpler choice than you may think. what do ypu really want, economy or performance? now dint get me wrong, the diesels with a few mods are pretty nippy, but the 190 may just have the edge
as for living with one, there are a couple of factors to consider:
diesels will have cheaper tax, especially next year if the tax goes up
diesels will probably be cheaper on isurance
diesels are cheaper to run
but in favour of the petrol, you soon be grinning when you plant your foot on the loud pedal when you hear the noise from the very good v6.
in terms of reliability, both have their problems, but generally are easy enough to fix. big costs tend to be the timing belts on the 190, and turbos on the diesel, but both are generally very reliable. one thing to watch out for are clutches, so if it hasnt been done, and the car has 80/90k, it may be due one...
have you got any in mind?