Does anyone have any impartial experience of these cars?? Just been out on a good dual carriageway in Bristol and came up against all three.
The TT had the twin tailpipes and correct badges, and we were absolutely neck and neck from about 20mph to *20mph (on empty long straights). At about 60mph I thought it was pulling away, but then I reeled it back in again. Neither of us was being silly and were not speeding through the roundabouts, but the look of disappointment was pretty clear on the guys face. This is the second time Ive been neck and neck with a twin-tailpipe TT (the last time was off a standing start, he was ahead in 1st). All in all, a good gentlemanly duel with waves of respect and no cheating.
The Cougar gave me grief below about 5,000rpm but then I was startled at how much quicker I was in the power-band. I wasnt particularly impressed to be honest, though the initial shove was good out of roundabouts (just like a modern TD).
...and then finally I had a mint green Corsa trying it on! The bloke must have been only a day over 17 and had a manic look on his face. I gave it a bit of comedy by letting him come right up within inches to my bumper before giving it some in 2nd. Man, those 1.2 Corsas are so fast!