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    Quote Originally Posted by M_M View Post
    It should be a city car but it's almost 4 meters long. And it's not noisy at all, you can drive on the highway and the engine noise won't ever be annoying.
    About the mileage, it should get 6lt/100km (don't ask me for the conversion right now...) but it will probably get 7lt/100km or more With the gas tank almost full the range is something like 650kms... including a trip on a highway.
    With 80hp your Mini will probably fly from what displacement?
    from 1.3L, and i also get 6L/100km.. look at it this way; you have the same power, but a much bigger and more comfortable car, and manage to get the same or better mileage progress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Well, to be honest you've got more tyre in your 80bhp Corsa than I do in my 140bhp BMW...
    I know

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    In terms of grip though it must be fantastic. You most probably are able to reliase every italians dream: you don't need to touch the brakes ever!
    I never heard about this cliché
    ... and yes, the grip is fenomenal, you have to drive like a retardet idiot in order to get something wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    from 1.3L, and i also get 6L/100km.. look at it this way; you have the same power, but a much bigger and more comfortable car, and manage to get the same or better mileage progress!
    Is it modded?

    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    you have the same power, but a much bigger and more comfortable car
    ... and a letargic acceleration

    This friend of mine who owns the r56 (and had an r53) is a member of one of the countless Italian Mini Forums. A member of the forum own an old Mini (dunno the year) and has added the r53 compressor to the engine. Now, with the fuel tank full, he manages 100km dunno about performance, I'll ask my friend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_M View Post
    Is it modded?
    nope, standard '93 rover mini 1.3i. probably heavier than the norm with aircon.
    Quote Originally Posted by M_M View Post
    ... and a letargic acceleration

    This friend of mine who owns the r56 (and had an r53) is a member of one of the countless Italian Mini Forums. A member of the forum own an old Mini (dunno the year) and has added the r53 compressor to the engine. Now, with the fuel tank full, he manages 100km dunno about performance, I'll ask my friend...
    lol i hope that's not with the twin tanks fitted i'm getting ~300km out of a 20L tank. the mileage is useful but i seem to refuel a lot (admittedly refueling doesn't take much)
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    It is a good looking car. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_M View Post
    Yeah, if someone had told a few years ago that in the future I would have bought a Corsa I wouldn't have believed him/her...

    I know what you mean, due to a poor company car list i was forced into having a Astra SRi 1.9tdci with a sports pack.


    Love it now. But never in a million years did i think i would become a Astra driver.
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    i spent a week in a very similar car - photo from my test, but it was a 1,3 CDTI. the car is really good - looks nice, rides very good both in city and on highways, has very good suspension and gearbox. but shame about the power, even that diesel was slow so i'm afraid 80 bhp must be irritating sometimes
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    Congrats on the car ... happy motoring
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    As you said, not many of us would turn around to get a better look of an Opel Corsa. On the other hand, yours is very good looking (rims and color). Way better than a Polo

    Congratulations!

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    Nice buy, i to live with a 80bhp "means of transportation" (not making that mistake again...)

    Have fun with it, as much as you can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    but i seem to refuel a lot
    I think it's a psychological trick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roentgen View Post
    It is a good looking car. Congratulations!
    Thanks! Especially if you think that, when I decided to get a new car, the Citroen C1 was one of the first car I got a look to

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    you know, style is way more important than horsepower.just ask any srt-4 owner. congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q TOY View Post
    I know what you mean, due to a poor company car list i was forced into having a Astra SRi 1.9tdci with a sports pack.


    Love it now. But never in a million years did i think i would become a Astra driver.
    I found the last gen Astra interesting... I suppose it is a 5drs... isn't it? If so, I prefer the 3drs but anyway, still a great car...


    Quote Originally Posted by dydzi View Post
    i spent a week in a very similar car - photo from my test, but it was a 1,3 CDTI. the car is really good - looks nice, rides very good both in city and on highways, has very good suspension and gearbox. but shame about the power, even that diesel was slow so i'm afraid 80 bhp must be irritating sometimes
    Yes it is... sometimes... how about the engine? Did it have 75 or 90 bhp?


    Quote Originally Posted by charged View Post
    Congrats on the car ... happy motoring
    Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Klemmel View Post
    As you said, not many of us would turn around to get a better look of an Opel Corsa. On the other hand, yours is very good looking (rims and color). Way better than a Polo

    Congratulations!
    Thanks! But you didn't choose a strong competitor... it's not that hard to find a better looking car than the Polo


    Quote Originally Posted by ruim20 View Post
    Nice buy, i to live with a 80bhp "means of transportation" (not making that mistake again...)

    Have fun with it, as much as you can!
    I will sure do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teatako View Post
    you know, style is way more important than horsepower.just ask any srt-4 owner. congrats.
    Sorry, not too many Srt-4 round here
    Anyway, my Corsa haven't got such a sporty engine, so in the end I don't care if I lose some tenth of second (or seconds...) when accelerating. In a head-to-head acceleration with a C1 I would lose even if I had 14" rims...

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