Hope you dont mind me intruding on your site, Ive got a 19 16v, which has been chipped (Hill Power) has a Hill Power induction kit and a full Powerflow exhause. The cars a low miler, so engine isnt knackered, and I consider myself quite a good driver.
I cant see how half the claims on this forum can be true though. If I went by some of the posts on this site, theres no point in buying a perceived "fast car" (i.e 172 or clio 16v). You may as well just go and buy a base model clio, and this will beat near enough anything that gets in your way!!
I appreciate 172s are a different kettle of fish, and I would love one, so please dont reply to this post saying im sl*gging off 172s or 16vs, coz Im not. It just amuses me when I read these so called "giant killing stories, because I dont see how they can be possible.
PS, Great site