<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by G-147:
Ford engines are cack, cack and cack... I've driven loads and their all slow and sound no where near as nice...
Perhaps you need a 147 GTA
G</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'd like a GTA so long as it doesn't look like Max Power have had their hands on it.
I took a 2.0 Focus from Lyon to Marseilles and I have to tell you it was very crisp and very quick. Maybe the focus is much lighter??? As for being cack, dunno, never had much to do with fords
The GM is definately cack, but like I said, its also got a lot more pull than the Alfa - again, maybe its the weight of the alfa?
I don't really get this noise thing either. I remember the old Alfasud had a great sounding engine / pipe, but my 147 is so quiet, much more supressed than I was expecting after all the comments I'd read on here.
I've not driven the Honda Type R, but isn't that supposed to be a smaller engine with more power? I realise that there is more to engine characteristics than horsepower and torque, but I fail to really see the appeal of this alfa unit, which by the way, is fine for my 'style' of driving, a little more torque would be quite nice though. Which leads me to ask why all the mods quoted on here, pipes, airboxes etc, give increases in HP, but nobody ever talks about increasing the engines torque - far more useful in 'real world' sub 5000 rpm type driving.
Any torque mods that you know of?