Call me sad, but last night I was thinking about how brilliant my valver is in comparison to performance for your money. I mean just think about it? I paid £4,000 for my phase 2 almost a year ago!! You can pick one up now for like £2,500!! Now think about it.. how many cars out there do you see that you think… my (parkers valued £2,500 clio16v could kick ass over that “££££££” BMW, or “£££££ what ever car”!! Very few times do I pull up next to a set of traffic lights, look over to my left and see a car that is capable of beating me 0-60 60-100. The Clio 16v is simply a legend!! Performance, looks, handling…. This is a car that was produced in the early 90’s for god sake.. and still it holds it own along side today’s modern hatches.. I’m not knocking the 172 or willy… however I’m talking about performance for your dollar..(the willy may as well be classed as a classic in its limited production numbers, and with the 172 be a car of today.. evidently these cars fetch for a bit more…
Before I get carried away, I’m not trying to say my Clio 16v is invincible, just a bloody fine package for its money..
Anyway, anyway.. moving on abit… I was thinking about what other performance bargains are out there that you can think off… Myself personally will be trading in my valver for a Teggy Type R as my next car… however as good a’car the integra is.. I wouldn’t consider it a bargain at 9k. in my search for a teggy I come across this!!!
Following out my research I bring to you.. (drum roll please)…………
The….. (another drum roll please)…. MR2 GT TWIN TURBO!!!
0 – 60 = 5.7 seconds…… that’s quicker then any std cossie & m3!!!!
These things do 60mph in 2nd gear… i yet to dare and find out what the top speed is of these beasts!!
Pumps out 250bhp.. easy tuned to a safe……. 300BHP!! So im told!
2.0 turbo engine that has been advised can do…. Wait for it…. “200 thousand miles” yes 200k miles if correctly serviced… how the hell can a monster like this see out 200k miles!!! (you cant argue with the research BTW)
details can be found @ http://users.breathemail.net/mensah/performance.htmU face=Bookman Old Style http://users.breathemail.net/mensah/performance.htm/U
now for the price of these monsters… £5,500.. *GULP*
now that’s what I call a performance bargain.