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Unread 12-05-2007, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default Is 1.1L too slow?

I learned (and drove for a month) in my mams 1.8 focus at first, then moved to my own 1.0L polo and i hated it then moved to my 1.6 escort and quite like the performance (its ok ish) but its far too big of a car.

Im seriously considering a citroen saxo but the best one i can see it 1.1L (http://www.buyyourcar.co.uk/Spec/Cit...WB1406766.aspx)

:s, what do you guys think, i really like the car and everything about it, only problem is the engine, mate of me mates have 1.4's - 2.0L

Insurance per month on that at 18 (driving for under a year) = 95 (cheapest), i did insurance for a saxo but the 1.6vts and it was 165 month cheapest, i only have a part time job! (im a student)

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Look into the saxo westcoast 1.4l, my mate recently sold his one and it was nippy plus you can fit the vts bodykit to it aswell as steal parts off the pug 106.

Dont go for the 1.1 its got 4 gears depending on what age it is

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http://www.evanshalshaw.com/v2/used_...ax_price=5000#


LMAO! lets just say the insurance company KILLED me on this car!!

As for the 1.4's nice one forstbite, for some reason im getting more a less the same deals from a 1.1 to a 1.4 as i guess its coz there not sports model or anything (like the VTS).

I guess 1.4 is ok, enough to have fun.

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Oh god I'd consider anything under 300 horsepower (at the wheels) to be slow

It must be nice living over there on that side of the pond.

Only messing with you hope you enjoy the car. (and yes I do consider my 328i slow with 230 horsepower at the crank)

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well thing is i can afford the car + insurance on an unmodded saxo vts (120bhp) which is pretty nice but it will eat petrol, i dont want a petrol eater with a part time job lol.

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1.6 liter eats petrol? You must have some pretty strict standards as to what kind of gas mileage you want. I bet if I told you the kind of mileage my car gets you'd have a stroke. Also 120 horsepower is pretty much unbearably slow in anything that weights more than 2500 lbs.
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Yeah weight is important, looking at the link you have that 120 horsepower gets it from 0-60 in 7.8 seconds which is barely slower than the CLK 320 we have (215 horsepower and maybe 3,500 or more pounds if I had to guess) and that isn't really too slow.

Also if you want to hear about eating gas, my bimmer gets on average 18-20 miles per gallon with the way I drive it lol.

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My 1.6 gets 40mpg I have to fill it every 3 days

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yea but its 120bhp in a car that doesnt even weigh a ton, its like 800-900 pounds.

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Also if you want to hear about eating gas, my bimmer gets on average 18-20 miles per gallon with the way I drive it lol.
Also, if you want to hear about eating gas, my PT Cruiser gets on average 15-17 miles per gallon with the way I drive it lol. (Premium too!)
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