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    Rover coupe tomcat turbo thingy...

    any gen on these?

    im missing my turbo power, and hadn't even thought about one of these until i stumbled across one on the auto trader website.

    any opinions appreciated


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    Go and stock up on headgaskets!
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    really liked the UV corsa and I think its a shame it never got finished, and is not just rusting away

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    Handle very terribly, been told not to go near one...
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    good car mate most people with the 200 bubles have the engines from them put in like above though heads tend to go when there pushed but they do a uprated gasket for them which is the best option if you get one currently they have got them sitting at 400bhp without blowing or theres a few at 600bhp but not as stable.
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    Very cheap power, they go really well indeed. I wanted one for years but nowadays most of them have been ragged to death and/or are falling to bits. Not easy to find a good one imo.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
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    and get a spare gear box as well
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    yeha rover never where any good on the gear box front case of getting a td one put in they tend to take a bit more or get a race one as the std ones limit your top end my mates used to top out at 150 on the box engine still wanted to go and he only had 220bhp on his.
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    hmmmmm more negative comments than positive ones

    back to the drawing board again then lol


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    Personally, if you're after turbo power and reliability, then I'd look at going for an S14.

    Better engineered, better quality and better looking than the 220 Turbo and has the added bonus of being RWD.

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    really liked the UV corsa and I think its a shame it never got finished, and is not just rusting away

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    Had one of these traded in a few years ago, has to be one of the most terrible car I have ever driven. It was quick dont get me wrong, but the car is so rattley/flimsy and generally didnt feel brilliant at speed.

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