i would say 1.9 but thats after reading through this forum but im still looking for my first t5 aswell been looking since christmas! i dont think the 1.9s do come 6 speed and im sure you can get a 1.9 with cruise control but im sure someone will correct me if im wrong lolIm looking for a t5 for my first transporter to convert but im wondering which engine is most reliable 1.9 or 2.5? also do the 1.9 have cruise control and 6 speed? :/
my bad...thinking of the 18.104.22.168 only 5 speed . you need the 2.5 for 6 speed., we have the 1.9 and find it ok, if you need any more power then it can be chipped, ours is the t 26 and is fitted out as a full camper , pulls well enough and is still under the weight limit. Main difference as far as engine is concerned is that the 1.9 needs a cambelt change whilst the 2.5 doesnt, although the smaller engine is (supposed) to be cheaper to maintain
lolWhy??? Is 2.8 tonnes not enough? I didnt tick the lead lined safe and solid gold porta potti in my full conversion!
if you want six speed i beleive you have to be looking for a 140 or 174, dont worry too much about cruise control its not a fortune to get it sorted after on a t5.