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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Africa
It is an old car with high KM's, maintenance expenses are unavoidable. But compared to other cars of similar age and KM's the are as good as any other.
To tune a 1.6 seems pointless IMHO - you can rather just buy a 2.0 - if you still want to tune then, by all means - remove the Cat, get a freeflow exhaust - get the V6 airbox with K&N filter and remap the ECU / get piggyback - you will win some horses, but not earth-shatteringly much. Turbo is the only answer for significantly more power.
On the other hand - optimizing the car that you love - yes, by all means do it, but just don't expect miracles