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Old 10th February 2019, 12:34   #21
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I think MarinaBrian has summed it up quite nicely. Each engine is "the best" in it's own unique way and it really depends on your needs and expectations as to which you should choose. I have a 2.0 V6, which I love, however LeRich has just described it as:

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......... The worst I would say is the 2.0V6 which, though refined, is slow and thirsty.
Perhaps surprisingly, I agree with his comments regarding performance, however, as I am more than happy to "potter about" in my gentlemans club on wheels, I would re-arrange his words as: "The best I would say is the 2.0V6 which, though slow and thirsty, is refined."

The thing is, we are both right from our own perspective. The V6 will go a bit with enough revs, but this in turn will make it even more thirsty. It's lovely and smooth though, and it surely has to be the nicest looking engine in the range (barring perhaps the V8). It's performance and economy really wouldn't suit everyone though, and I doubt that many members give a tinkers cuss how nice their engine looks .

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Old 10th February 2019, 12:39   #22
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Yeah that's fine, but are you not 'living in fear' of something nasty happening, to the point where you have to be constantly monitoring it? I want a car where I can just get in and go, and being reasonably certain it will get me where I'm going without an issue.

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Old 10th February 2019, 13:03   #23
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A remapped 1.8T will see off all the others bar the V8. They are surprisingly quick actually (especially in the cold), and it obviously weighs less too which also helps including in the twisties.

I've owned three K-series engines over the last 15 years, never had any real issues at all. I really cannot understand how some people apparently have so many problems with them.

I also have a T-series, which is OK, but it's a heavy lump and constantly leaks oil out of somewhere.
Me too re the 1.8t -well impressed with the Kmaps 200 remap - so much power - just need to avoid doing naughty stuff on the road - cos the car can do it
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Old 10th February 2019, 16:08   #24
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Why do you own a 75 then

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Maybe I've just been fortunate Brian, I've had few issues with these cars and those I've had have been relatively easy fixes. Cheap comfortable motoring.
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Which of the 1.8s can be tuned and by whom?
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Old 10th February 2019, 16:51   #26
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for me its the diesel with the 160 remap
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Old 10th February 2019, 17:04   #27
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I think it is telling that most of the "car won't start" threads are by diesel owners!

Perhaps that confidence people feel in the CDT is ill founded?
Unsealed ECU's and injector leakback
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Old 10th February 2019, 17:15   #28
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Unsealed ECU's and injector leakback

And a few other areas as listed by Trikey in his post.
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Old 10th February 2019, 17:31   #29
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for me its the diesel with the 160 remap
Once you get it done, let us know how it compares to the one you have programmed to your car at the moment Mark


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Old 10th February 2019, 17:42   #30
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A remapped 1.8T will see off all the others bar the V8.
A head to head on the track would be VERY interesting
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