Hi, I am currently looking to buy a 7th Generation Honda Accord 2.2 ICTDI estate/tourer. I have recently test driven a 2007 Accord 2.2 saloon and compared to my current 2004 Alfa 156 1.9 JTD 16V (sportswagon/estate) the drive was pretty disappointing as the pull and power could be best described as gutless. This really surprised me, as on paper there isn't much to separate them for power/torque/weight. - Kerb weight: Accord is a bit heavier, 1482kg or 1578kg depending on where you read it, compared to 1355kg for the 156. - Power: is down around 10bhp on the Accord at 138bhp, compared to 150bhp on the 156. - Torque (the important one!): is up about 25 on the Accord, Accord = 251 lb/ft (metric 340 Nm), 156 = 225 lb/ft (metric 305 Nm). - Even the standard power/torque curves available on remap sites show similar curves, if anything stands out it's that the Accord starts out at a higher power/torque at low revs and continues higher up the rev range than the 156. - The 2.2 I-CDTI was designed to have a flatter response, more like a mixture between a petrol and a diesel, makes it feel less 'punchy'? I'm trying to get a test drive of another ICTDI to compare, in case there was an issue with the last car that wasn't obvious. At the moment its putting me off buying an Accord diesel (also the chocolate clutch), as I don’t really want to buy a car and then remap it just so that it drives well with decent pull as I expected it to as standard. Does anyone recognise the difference I have noticed, when compared to other similar age/power diesels? Or can suggest reasons why I'm not feeling the power of the ICTDI engine? Cheers, Mark.