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    Default 1.8vvt opinions please

    What is the 1.8vvt engine like for mpg and performance? is it any match for the 1.9D 120? Thanks, Rich

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    Nothing like it whatsoever..

    Having had a 1.8VVTi as a loan car for 3 days last week..i'd say it has to be the diesel for me..

    the 1.8 gave me about the same mpg as my 3.2V6 and the only way to hustle it along was over 4000 rpm in all the gears..till then it's more than a little snail like..

    BUT!!! this sin't a dig at the old 1.8 owners..even PAYNEY couldn't beleive how slow it was compared to his 1.8 SRi..so maybe it's a retrograde step by VX.

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    okay..who forgot to log out of my PC mrs!!!

    that was my reply above folks..

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    it doesn't sound fair to compared with your 3.2V6, but for some upgrader, it may be a way to go, it has a 140bhp compared to a 125 horse of older engine, personally had not tested it as it just arrived but not available to test drive yet, hope to hear some owner feedback soon.

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    Patrick - reading GSi's post i don't think it sounded as though he was comparing it to 3.2 V6 in the sense of saying how slow it was.

    he said that the mpg was as good (bad!?!?!) as his 3.2 V6, where you would expect a lot more mileage out of the 1.8. i don't think he was being critical of its performance........not in that sentence anyway

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    no..i wasn't comparing the performance against my 3.2.. but against Payney's and my brothers 1.8's.. both of which are a better drive..

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    yes, it does point up that to push the car it need to rev up abv 4k as it is a vvti engine unlike our ecotec engine when the torque come in a lower rpm. As for the gear, really need to get use to it.

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    I've had two Vec-C 1.8s, both LS spec, one a 52 plate and the other a 53 plate. I realise that the VVC is slightly different but I always thought their economy was very good for a petrol engine hauling a car of the Vectra Cs not insubstantial proportions.

    I'll agree with whats been said above about their performance, they don't exactly get your pulse racing. Economy and torque wise, the 1.8s won't trouble a CDTi 120 but at motorway speeds, there's not much between them in performance.

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    actually on paper, it's just 7bhp short compared to a 2.2 (140 vs 147) and the 2.2 wasnt really impressive on performance, so i guess i understand what you guys opinion.

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    The 2.2 is **** on fuel too

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