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A 1.6 isn't the quickest thing around, but it isn't slow.......trouble is your post is somewhat vague......it may struggle to pull from 30 in fourth gear - most 16v engines don't like to pull hard under 3000 revs......and a 156 isn't "revving it's nuts off" until its doing 6000+.
If it won't rev freely in the lower gears to 6000+ revs, then first check is probably the MAF - unplug it and if it doesn't make any difference, or improves how it runs, there's your culprit.....if not, then follow Ronny's list above....
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