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    Coupe 1.8/2.2

    Just wundering how they fair against each other? I know their isnt much between em in the 0-60 spec, but what about general drive and power etc?

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    I think the 2.2 wud be a better drive as the power/torque is more spread out & smoother, the 1.8 is getting a bit old now & has been around for best part of 8 or so years now, I know the old X20XEV was around for longer, but I still think the 2.2 will be the better of the 2 engines

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    2.2 pulls better, sounds better, responds instantly to the throttle (you can even blip it) plus it suits the Coupe chassis better than any of the other engines on offer.

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    I drive a 2.2 and have driven a 1.8 on a few ocasions. The 1.8 is a very good compramise to the 2.2, as far as 0-60 goes theres nothing in it, although after 60mph the 2.2 is a lot quicker. Also the 2.2 has a load more torque which can turn you into a very lazy driver as you very rarely need to down gear. If insurance isnt an issue, buy a 2.2, if it is then the 1.8 is hardly a big compramise.

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    re: Coupe 1.8/2.2

    Thanks guys. Ive yet to drive either yet, as when i went for a test drive in a 1.8 some time back, they only had a turbo, so i got a free play in that! Anyway, i think ill test drive both and see, but going on your advice, the 2.2 does sound better. thanks again.

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    i use to own a 2.2 coupe and i rate it highly. never driven the 1.8 but obviosley the 2.2 will be quicker ,and alot smoother mate.

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    I have the 1.8 and have been quite happy with it, but if I had to do it again I'd go for the 2.2...as everyone has said not much in it in a straight line, but the 2.2 is an effortless drive and has more potential to tune too..

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    what irmscher coupe said.... i am happy with my 1.8, but i kind of wish i'd gone with the 2.2 now and just stomached the slightly higher insurance for a while... ah well c'est la vie...

    mind you, more tuning stuff seems to be on the horizon for the 1.8 what with regals kit and this supercharger thing someone posted
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