1996 S2 2,5 TD,,,or 1993 S1 CT??

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1996 S2 2,5 TD,,,or 1993 S1 CT??

Postby trampsterdave » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:56 am

a quick challenge ....both are executive with black leather interior...the TD is manual ....the other is auto....which would you prefer to own? [I have the latter...the other is for sale here]
Cheers, Dave
Though I think I have already decided to stick with the mistress I know...
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Re: 1996 S2 2,5 TD,,,or 1993 S1 CT??

Postby White Exec » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:07 am

There'll be no agreement on this, but if torque is your thing (peaking at 2000rpm), 40+ economy, a 'box with no worries and probably the best clutch anywhere, no idling issues, exhausts that last forever, and no ignition system, then it has to be . . .
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Re: 1996 S2 2,5 TD,,,or 1993 S1 CT??

Postby Assich » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 am

Series 1 are the best of the cars.
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Re: 1996 S2 2,5 TD,,,or 1993 S1 CT??

Postby White Exec » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:53 am

Interesting . . . So what if there had been a S1 2.5, I wonder ?
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Re: 1996 S2 2,5 TD,,,or 1993 S1 CT??

Postby Peter.N. » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:18 am

They didn't make the engine then. I would always go for a diesel and manual, nicer to drive, more economical and no auto box worries. The 2.5 is a superb drive although personally I prefer the 2.1, easier to work on and better parts availability. I have a 2.5 of John's here and its the best XM I have ever driven.

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