Originally Posted by pickle3234
My dealer gave me a good deal due to going back to them. Hopefully yours will do the same.
Got a test drive in the QV.
Upgrade cost is €6K so that will be 1.6 155TB.
Managed to get a solo drive.
Very impressive but not enough to make me want it.
22.8mpg after resetting Trip counter. Expect that it would do a lot better than the 155TB on 'normal' runs.
Mix of roads with speed bumps and some motorway.
Quicker than the 155TB but not by much. Power comes on earlier. Seems to rev a bit more. Felt the turbo could take more boost in comparison to the 155TB which I reckon is maxed out.
Didn't get on to well with the 6 speed. Definitely a shorter shift. Needed to concentrate to get it into gear. Might take getting used to. Seemed a bit 'sticky'.
Better over the speed bumps - no thump. Better damped. You could nearly feel the stage settings when you flick from Dynamic to Normal on the roundabouts.
Brakes didn't feel as good as the 155B. Car felt a bit skittish scrubbing the speed off. But that might be because I was going faster.
17s felt good but with the better suspension it could take the 18s.
No wheelspin on the Michelins compared with the 16s on Hankooks on the 155TB (it was dry).
Stop / Start not available as expected. Never really expected it to work.
Nicer sound at idle and slightly more cabin noise than in the 155TB.
Didn't get to hear any pops or backfires. Might be to do with 95 octane availability.
Steering has better feedback but it is still not as alive as the A500.
Interior is all black including the roof lining and the steering wheel.
Impressive car but not worth the upgrade cost.
155TB still value for money.
QV is in a unique position of offering a 40mpg performance hot hatch with low road tax.