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    Astra GSi vs Clio Sport (172)

    I was driving home last night with my mate and I over took a clio sport (not racing) carried on down the road got some petrol........

    When pulling out of the petrol station he drove past (on a dual carraigeway) and he floored it, i tried to catch him but he was already going then came to a roundabout and he slowed and I was about 100 metres behind but didn't catch him that much until we approached 120 but even then I don't know if he let up ??

    Now I thought that even a standard GSi would be quite abit quicker than a 172 (don't know if that was standard but looked it) ??

    Are they as quick as a GSi ??

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    Shouldn't be, but he did have a run up.

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    True - but it was annoying how I didn't seem to gain that much ground. I did get him in the end like but was just expecting a bit sooner (My mate was giving me crap saying his Cooper S would have caught him quicker, I was quick to point out that the clio had more power than his cooper s and was lighter - He shut up !!)

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    Nope - you can eat any Clio sport alive - 172 or 182. - maybe should have dropped it to 3rd then on into 4th - you would have driven straight over the top of him.
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    Straight line you should have caught him, show him the twisties and you would have to wave goodbye

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    nearly stacked my 172 this morning ops: wet road going too fast :| :shock:

    I love it...rapid little cars I tell thee


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    I saw a 172 gettin ***** off everything it came up against at Crail!!

    It even got ***** of a 1.8 nova! (yes it is a 1.8 not a 2.0)
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    i like the wee 172's but a raced one(on my own road) and truthfully he wasn't really pullin away from me and on corners a was gaining...so a gsi would rip 1 me thinks anyway

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    A small car with 172bhp will be a match for a GSI no problem. As for knocking a turbo down to 3rd or 4th, whoever said that hasn't ever driven a turbo car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS
    A small car with 172bhp will be a match for a GSI no problem. As for knocking a turbo down to 3rd or 4th, whoever said that hasn't ever driven a turbo car!
    I think not mate - www.pbase.com/tthomas or check out my signature

    You'll find some lovely pics of coupe turbo

    engage brain before opening trap. - I said what i said because i have done it to a clio 182. - read my post a few weeks ago

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25796


    so finally - shut it.
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