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    On the look out for a Coupe

    I am considering the leap from hatch to coupe.

    What is better 1.8 or the 2.2 ? What are the faults if any?
    Any years come with any special gadgets etc...?
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    use the search button, top right, and you'll find all the answers you seek.
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    for the 1.8 or 2.2 debate do a search been covered loads of times, usually ends up in depends on insurance costs and what you want from it and also ends up with people saying why not get a turbo?

    as for gadgets again depends on model there are a few special models around with more but not many in it tbh,

    imo just test drive both engines and look for a model with the bits you want, if the cost between them isn't any issue go for the one you like the most
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    1.8 SE2 is the model to go for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyG View Post
    1.8 SE2 is the model to go for.
    Would rather have the 2.2

    But TBH if going for a 1.8 or 2.2, its got to be the SE2 model, 17's, leather/alacantra interior etc.

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    2.2 for rattly chaininess, puts me off. BUT alu engine so...

    Imo the 1.8 is a bit gutless but geared tightly
    I guess the 2.2 is better if your a motorway cruiser!

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    I will have a very nice 2003 1.8 SE2 coupe for sale soon
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    Get a turbo
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    test drove a 1.8 last night .. i was pretty impressed tbh .. but then again it depends on what your used to
    i was tempted by a 2.2 tho i think there must be a reason why they are coming up on PH and autotrader more and more
    ive heard some good stuff about the 2.2 but for me the insurance difference isnt worth it but thats my fault really .. wish i had passed earlier in my life lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicko_12345 View Post
    I will have a very nice 2003 1.8 SE2 coupe for sale soon
    gotta keep my eyes open for this would love one if the mileage and price is right infact i think i may even PM you now lol

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    the linea rossa is another good spec to look out for
    they come in red or silver i belive
    but have a lovely red and black leather interior

    i drive the se2 and love it 2 pieces

    the spec list on coupes is really good and the optional extra list was huge when it was new so u could quite easily pick up a coupe with full leather (in a range of colours - i especially like the ox blood) and irmscher bits
    so ideally shop around
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