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My G/F sisters brother picked up a Puma racing at the weekend and although it looks a nice car, inside and out I was very suprised how easy I left it behind from a standing start. Any one got any opinions on this car. He paid 14 grand for it with 32,000 miles on the clock.
It is a nice looking car and seems to handle very well. What bhp are they?? Just that before he picked it up he was going on about it being able to hit 60 in 7 seconds etc and I was suprised how I left it behind. Didnt get a perfect start either due to the wet and DSC kicking in on a change into second gear.
My mate (with the red civic type R) just sold his for 14 grand! could have been the same one?
We raced 100s of times and in a straight line there was absolutly nothing in it at all, exactly spot on identical. But round corners the puma was much more superior. I used to be on 3 wheels with the back end twitching and he was on all 4s gliding round effortlessly.
Nice motors but were extremely over priced when new.
Geoff - The Cooper is S is going well. All run in now and having fun. Not that I actually ran it in to the book as I met up with a couple of 172ers from this forum and went out for a good blast with them in the peak district. Getting the 212 bhp conversion fitted by Hartge in January so looking forward to that. Either that or the John Cooper Works kit but Hartge give better power gains for almost 2 grand less.....Although you do loose your warrenty. Test figures of the Hartge upgrade show 16 seconds flat to 100 which is pretty reasonable. Then again so it should be as this will have taken my car comfortably over the 20K mark!!!!