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147 2.0 ltr or 1.6...help??

i am currently looking at getting a 147 but cannot decide between a 1.6 or 2.0. i am worried that the 1.6 will be a bit gutless and i will regret not getting the 2.0. that said i have seen a good 1.6 neing sold at a very good price. what do you all think.............i really need some unbiased help.
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Re: 147 2.0 ltr or 1.6...help??

I'd usually say go for the bigger engine. In most cases they won't use any more fuel because the engine doesn't have to work as hard, parts are the same so the only issues are petrol and road tax.

I've never driven a 1.6 147 though, so have no idea how quick they are thoug so, if the one you've seen is really nice, go and have a go in it and take it from there.
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Re: 147 2.0 ltr or 1.6...help??

Go for the 2 litre.

IMO even that is slightly underpowered though.
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Re: 147 2.0 ltr or 1.6...help??

As long as its a 120, not a 105, the 1.6 has more characcter, isnt slow and likes more revs than the 2 litre.

2 litre has more torque, but is more boring in my opinion.

Have owned a 1.6, a 2.0 and a 1.9 150 bhp and cant dismiss the 1.6 at all, its a great wee engine and less likely to suffer bottom end failure than the 2 litre.

and yes - we still have the 2 litre!

Its 34mpg vs 30mpg before you ask.
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