Hmm this is a tricky one to describe. My 2.0 Turbo seems to feel a bit like its underperforming. I know 175bhp isn't exactly supercar power in a family car but it seems to be to be a bit sluggish compared to my older 120bhp diesel.
Its the first turbo (petrol - I've had quote a few turbodiesels) car I've had so I'm not used to the performance but it doesn't feel to me a huge amount faster than my other previous 1.8 140bhp vec - especially the 0-40 or so speeds.Pulling away from junctions sometimes it feels as quick as my old 1.8. Once you're in 3rd it seems to pull well and feel a bit happier, but when you're cruising at 70 in 6th on the motorway and want to overtake it sometimes seems to take a while to pick up - obviously this is where diesels are performing their best.
I've put a pipercross filter in, new plugs and fuel filter is going in this weekend. Its running fairly smoothly (apart from a wobbly idle speed and the hesitation when its cold). I've checked hoses for leaks and all seems ok and the car seems to averaging 32mpg which seems to be about right.
Its difficult to put my finger on it - but I feel something is lacking! I don't have the money for a remap as yet but is there anything I can check to make sure its performing its best? I thought about some injector cleaner etc but I always thought they were a bit like snake oil!
Or is it just the nature of the engine/gearing on this car?