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Post by mdw Mon 23 Nov 2020 - 19:59

Which engine.    I'm open to either of them.  It  will be used as a daily driver so 40 percent town 40 percent a and b road and 20 percent motorway. Will do about 12 to 18k a year. Any big ups or down sides to either engine.
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Post by bigjase1972 Mon 23 Nov 2020 - 23:07

If you are after fuel economy, then the 1.2 is much better on fuel with not a lot of loss of power when nipping about. If anything, the 1.2 is a little shaper off the mark to 20/30mph with the turbo.
The 1.6 is quicker overall and the engine note from the exhaust has much more grunt. The 1.2 sounds a little sewing machine ish at times.
That said, at motorway speeds the 1.6 is high revving and feels as though it could do with a sixth gear.
I’ve had a 1.2 turbo Twingo and I now have the 1.6 Wind. Both have their advantages.
If fuel is a concern then definitely go for the 1.2
If not, I’d go 1.6. If you work the gearbox, it loves to go at high revs!😊👍🏻
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Post by Johno.0 Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 0:33

Driven them both, personally I prefer the 1.2. Love the sound of the turbo winding up and it is nippier driving around town. 1.6 is just as nice but you DO need to rev it like mad to get any power and doing that around town is not always easy. Give them both a go if you can.
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Post by mdw Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 11:02

Cheers probabaly going for the 1.2 then. Just got to find one.   The prices seem to be all over the place and almost all dealer cars.
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Post by Barbs Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 18:09

1.2 good choice. And Blue is a great choice...
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Post by pittstop Wed 25 Nov 2020 - 8:28

@bigjase1972 wrote:If you are after fuel economy, then the 1.2 is much better on fuel with not a lot of loss of power when nipping about. If anything, the 1.2 is a little shaper off the mark to 20/30mph with the turbo.
The 1.6 is quicker overall and the engine note from the exhaust has much more grunt. The 1.2 sounds a little sewing machine ish at times.
That said, at motorway speeds the 1.6 is high revving and feels as though it could do with a sixth gear.
I’ve had a 1.2 turbo Twingo and I now have the 1.6 Wind. Both have their advantages.
If fuel is a concern then definitely go for the 1.2
If not, I’d go 1.6. If you work the gearbox, it loves to go at high revs!😊👍🏻

I'd go along with that.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Wed 25 Nov 2020 - 14:30

@Barbs wrote:1.2 good choice. And Blue is a great choice...
1.2 good choice. And Black is a great choice too, especially if, like mine you can get the black wheels 👍
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Post by mdw Sat 28 Nov 2020 - 10:36

Deal is done, going to be 1.2 GTline tce.  Blue with black wheels 26k miles.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sat 28 Nov 2020 - 10:38

Awesome 👍
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 28 Nov 2020 - 13:04

Brilliant! 😇
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