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How much power still in a 30-year-old car?

What would be the current power rating of a car engine, 30 years old, originally 158hp?

Filed under performance - Asked by Joseph Grima - Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:44

What's the 1.0 TSI Octavia in 'old money'?

The 2017 Octavia is described as a 1.0 TSI. But what is that equal to 'in old money'. I just don't get the newer classification. Can you help me to understand?

Filed under performance - Asked by Peter Lumsden (Dun Laoghaire) - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:05

How does the VW Polo 1.0 MPI perform?

I want to know about the performance of the Volkswagen Polo 1.0-litre MPI...

Filed under performance - Asked by Kushal Goon (Guwahati, Assam) - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:16

Should my Opel Astra get a power upgrade?

I find my Opel Astra 1.4 (2011) sluggish after dropping from 4th to 3rd in traffic and then trying to go back up again to 4th. The car has 100hp. Would or could I get an upgrade in power?

Filed under performance - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:08

How does the Skoda Octavia 1.0 perform?

I have just ordered the Skoda Octavia Combi 1.0-litre petrol. How does the one-litre engine perform with a fully loaded car?

Filed under performance - Asked by Mark Conway (Dublin) - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:14

Looking for something fun and petrol...

Hey guys, looking to upgrade from a 2008 Honda Civic Type S for something a little more comfortable for long journeys but still quite fun and cool. Any advice?

I abhor diesel engines and any help is appreciated!

Filed under performance - Asked by Peter White (Mayo) - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:29

Is torque more important than power for overtaking?

Is torque more important than power when it comes to overtaking? My 1.4 Astra petrol has 100hp, but is not good for overtaking. What should I look for to get more oomph when needing to overtake?

Filed under performance - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:56

Is the 1.6 TDI engine man enough for the Volkswagen Passat?

Hi guys,

Looking closely at a 2010 Volkswagen Passat, powered by the 1.6 diesel engine. It's the Highline model with great spec. My only concern is with the 1.6 engine: is it big enough for this car? Will I be dropping the gears to overtake etc?



Filed under performance - Asked by Michael Mulvey (Ashbourne) - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:00

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