Going the right way
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
I finally got the chance to drive it on actual roads today. I doubt the claimed 200bhp as it certainly doesn't feel 50 more than the GTV but it does have much better low rev torque. I can take corners in 3rd that the GTV needs 2nd for. With the quad exhaust replaced by something closer to standard it is really quiet at low revs - which is good in my quiet village - but develops a nice growl as the revs rise, which made me grin.
Ride is distinctly firmer but the handling didn't feel a lot different but then I didn't get up to the sort of speeds on public roads where I'm testing the limits of either.
Did not feel like a 100,000 mile scar. No squeaks or rattles and everything works although both windows rise and fall with some squeals.
I do need some decent seats but for now, I'm happy with my purchase.