Sluggish performance below 80mph
I have a GTV 2.0 TS (pre-98 facelift). Just wondering if anyone else had noticed why the engine seems to take a while to get going. I mean it is quite sluggish in 1st 2nd gear, even to the red line, when comparing it to my old SAAB 900S. You can floor it in 1st and get no wheelspin at all !! However, once up to about 80mph it takes off and gets to 120mph very quickly, much quicker than the SAAB. This just seems weird as they both put out the same BHP.
Is there any chance this could be to do with a clogged air filter (this is a guess!!) and how do you go about getting the filter out of the housing to check as it looks quite complex.