Picked up a '53'plate Rally 2 for £2200 yesterday and was frankly amazed at its Jeckle and Hyde character.
In 'normal ' driving mode it's just a regular 1.3 - However its the increasing kick that occurs after 6000 revs that staggers!
Driving the car down from Stockport to Birmingham I had an occasions to 'test' this speed.
There is no way that a 1.3 car should be able to accelerate hard in 4th beyond a 100 mph and compete with a Golf GTi .
I hasten to add I did not repeat this exercise.
Its a great pity that you have to wind it up so much - being more used to a 130bhp Bora diesel which is so lazy I find it quite difficult to subject a car to so much mechanical pressure and noise!!!
Is there any way to tune the engine for lower down torque I suspect this is governed by the cams.
Anyway it looks great ,is in good condition,but I fear that ear plugs may be the order of the day in future and my wife wants it!!