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    Coupe turbo advice

    As I am considering selling my 2.2 & getting a coupe I wondered if anyone who owns/has owned a coupe turbo could help me.

    Basically is the turbo as good for daily driving as the 2.2 i.e as reliable? What sort of mpg do you get urban and also on a long run (I don't trust parkers info)

    Is there a huge difference in power from a 2.2 I.E will I notice the difference instantly?

    Also what sort of condition coupe turbo could I pick up for £4500?

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    I had a 1.8 coupe, and then upgraded to the 888. Sometimes I wonder if it was worth it? Then I take it down a country road and it becomes worth it.

    Ive never had any problems with mine, ut I rarely rag it. Usually get about 30.1mpg.
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    id say u should notice the difference straight away!i use mine everyday and its very reliable,never missed a beat!but i do drive mine pretty conservatively.u should get about 30mpg as long as u dont thrash it everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz0609 View Post
    id say u should notice the difference straight away!i use mine everyday and its very reliable,never missed a beat!but i do drive mine pretty conservatively.u should get about 30mpg as long as u dont thrash it everywhere.
    30 isn't too bad considering my 2.2 only does about that & book figure is 34 or 35 iirc.

    Has anyone else got any opinions?

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    if you dont notice a diff between them, then u either have a very quick 2.2 or a slow coupe turbo.lol

    seriously tho.. you will have loads of fun with the coupe.
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    I upgraded from a 2.0 SRi to a Coupe Turbo...still makes me smile when the boost kicks in

    It's great fun.
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    Get one mate, you wont regret it.

    I had mine for 3 years before I cut it up. Really good car, fast, handles well and 30mpg normal driving, 21mpg if you`re heavy on the right foot or 38mpg if you drive like a granny
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    As people have said, MPG is pretty good: I tend to average around 33MPG if I behave. Higher is achievable but boring! I think my best trip home from work was 37 or 39 MPG: and that was part motorway, part A-roads.

    Other than that, I haven't really got any complaints. It feels loads faster than my 2.0 SRi did but performance-wise it doesn't quite stack up to my old Cupra R.
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    Definitely get a turbo. Mine gives me about 30mpg too.

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    Mine avergages bout 30, but 24 for round town.
    Insurance will be a lot more too.
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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