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Originally Posted by Azurael View Post
If you're thinking about a model that late, I'd try and get hold of a 2.0dCi. I think they came in late-2005/early-2006, but they seem a much better engine than the 1.9s.

No reported turbo failures, they're more powerful, supposed to be more frugal, and they have a duplex chain rather than a cam belt
I'd second that. There's a few different flavours of the 2.0 now - 130bhp in the lower spec models, 150bhp in the higher ones, and 175bhp in the GT only.

As the owner of a late model 1.9 (dCi 130FAP) that blew its turbo and shredded the engine, I'd say there's no such thing as a 'safe bet' 1.9. The petrol engines, on the other hand, have generally been pretty good apart from the 2.0 IDE . The later 2.0 VVT , while not as good to drive as the IDE , shouldn't give you too much to worry about.

Most other problems (suspension bushes etc.) are common to all models regardless of the engine.
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