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Old 01-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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cheap coupe

ive had a yaris few months and great car but in terms of drive satisfaction and power leaves a bit to be desired.

Im looking for a cheap coupe that has low road tax, timing chain and 1.8+ something that has a bit of power.

Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:06 PM   #2
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wow the only thing that comes to mind are nissans...primeras, 200sx, 350z, infiniti g35...
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:12 PM   #3
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by power i dont mean like fast and furious just something over 1.6 that will move when you press the gas pedal
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:32 PM   #4
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by power i dont mean like fast and furious just something over 1.6 that will move when you press the gas pedal
My 2000 Accord sedan had a 2.3 engine and it wasn't any more peppy than my Yaris is. It's mostly about basic horsepower-to-weight ratio, and most automakers give their 'non-performance commuter models' just enough horsepower to hit a certain ratio threshold versus its curb weight - whether you are talking about a 3000 pound car with 150 horsepower or a 2000 pound car with 100 horsepower.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:03 PM   #5
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I have no complaints about my 1.5L Yaris, so I guess the 1.3L is slow.

I suppose you need a UK member to recommend a car that's readily available where you're located.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:09 PM   #6
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idk how road taxes work, but a mazda miata fits your description pretty well...
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:56 AM   #7
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rafhelp: are you using revs available when wanting more acceleration? check owner's manual for top speeds in the different gears.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:40 AM   #8
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