cheers for the pics, is that your engine bay Nick?
In my old job I regularly drove a Volvo S40 1.9D, it was only 115 bhp, but had 195 lb ft of torque. That was the car that taught me the difference between power and torque. Don't get me wrong, the Alfa would've whipped it in a drag race, but I loved the way you could floor the Volvo in 2nd gear @ 2,000 rpm and get monster wheelspin!!
As you say, TD's are begging to be chipped too. I know a guy with an Alfa 156 2.4JTD which he has chipped to 240bhp
I can't remember what torque it puts out, but I think it's in the region of 300 lb ft
So yeah I probably will test drive an Audi TDi just to see what they're like, if it feels suitably torque-y then I might just be sold !
It would be ideal actually, as I quite often go for a spin at weekends if I'm bored, the problem in the Alfa is that spin ends up costing me £15 in petrol
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