Quick note to say thanks to the people who advised me to rag the nuts off my 172 after my complaints that it wasnt quick.
It has got a lot better since. Still not what I expected, but Im happy for the time being. Its the kind of car that never feels quick, but surprises you with the speeds it can get to in short spaces.
I guess being a turbo boy before, I got into a lazy style of driving and wasnt exploiting the full power band of the 172s engine because that rev area was where my previous car ran out of puff rather than just hitting max power. God knows what Id be like with a Honda V-Tec engine!!!