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Offline martinjc1981

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 09:44:57 pm »
thanks for the reply, sounds like a lot of work. Im not wanting road racing reports but what would your car at that power compare to?

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 09:47:13 pm »
I don't really know, I don't really race much - chased a S1 Focus RS though without them pulling away; Clio 172's / Fiesta ST's are dealt with too.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 09:55:03 pm »
There's a bell end Fiesta ST driver that I occasionally come across locally. The car's been bought by daddy and he drives like a knob. I take great pleasure from showing him up, especially when he's got his bird in the car and in my rear view mirror I can see her mocking him. Teeehehehe.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2011, 09:58:26 pm »
I don't really know, I don't really race much - chased a S1 Focus RS though without them pulling away; Clio 172's / Fiesta ST's are dealt with too.

Really? That does sound like a quick car you have got. And only 150bhp?

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2011, 09:59:17 pm »
There's a bell end Fiesta ST driver that I occasionally come across locally. The car's been bought by daddy and he drives like a knob. I take great pleasure from showing him up, especially when he's got his bird in the car and in my rear view mirror I can see her mocking him. Teeehehehe.

Excellent, what bhp is yours?

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2011, 10:10:27 pm »
I don't really know, I don't really race much - chased a S1 Focus RS though without them pulling away; Clio 172's / Fiesta ST's are dealt with too.

Really? That does sound like a quick car you have got. And only 150bhp?
Top end I've seen 140 on the clock on the way to the Nürburgring.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2011, 10:16:04 pm »
I don't really know, I don't really race much - chased a S1 Focus RS though without them pulling away; Clio 172's / Fiesta ST's are dealt with too.

Really? That does sound like a quick car you have got. And only 150bhp?
Top end I've seen 140 on the clock on the way to the Nürburgring.

fast car then for all the power they have!

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2011, 10:21:37 pm »
I dunno, it's a basic 1.3 engine that has a turbo bolted on. At 15psi boost it was rolling roaded and realistically produced ~165bhp. I run it as a daily so reduced the boost to 10psi - at a guess maybe 140bhp? I'm sure this Fiesta ST guy is a poor driver too which helps.
By far the best element of a boosted Polo is the sleeper value. So long as you don't go mad with exterior mods, to most it just looks like an old Polo. Then BAM, boost :-)
I think Breadman has put it well - there are many weaknesses, but the fun factor is excellent.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2011, 10:25:21 pm »
I don't really know, I don't really race much - chased a S1 Focus RS though without them pulling away; Clio 172's / Fiesta ST's are dealt with too.

Really? That does sound like a quick car you have got. And only 150bhp?
Top end I've seen 140 on the clock on the way to the Nürburgring.

fast car then for all the power they have!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIWqJ8ny6HE&playnext=1&list=PLFDED437EB4A035E2
very high spec one, from a long while back now.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2011, 10:47:25 pm »
My g40 was running around 150 bhp beat my mates twin turbo subaru off line up to around 80-90mph.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2011, 10:54:51 pm »
My g40 was running around 150 bhp beat my mates twin turbo subaru off line up to around 80-90mph.

a twin turbo subaru? lol

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2011, 11:53:50 pm »
The G40 is an enthusiasts car mate, only having around 50 genuine On the road. I would say that unless your very passionate about Vws especially polos then they are not for you. With their primite steering set up and poor brakes I don't think there comparible to new cars.

Only having had polos since I started driving many people wondered why I hadn't upgraded my car e.g getting a golf but that's just a passion for the mk3 platform.


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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 12:01:30 am »
The G40 is an enthusiasts car mate, only having around 50 genuine On the road. I would say that unless your very passionate about Vws especially polos then they are not for you. With their primite steering set up and poor brakes I don't think there comparible to new cars.

Only having had polos since I started driving many people wondered why I hadn't upgraded my car e.g getting a golf but that's just a passion for the mk3 platform.



Is the handling really that bad? Looks like an itegra dc2 would wipe the floor with it unless i spent a load of cash on the polo...

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011, 12:09:26 am »
The G40 is an enthusiasts car mate, only having around 50 genuine On the road. I would say that unless your very passionate about Vws especially polos then they are not for you. With their primite steering set up and poor brakes I don't think there comparible to new cars.

Only having had polos since I started driving many people wondered why I hadn't upgraded my car e.g getting a golf but that's just a passion for the mk3 platform.



Is the handling really that bad? Looks like an itegra dc2 would wipe the floor with it unless i spent a load of cash on the polo...
they are two totally different cars, integra is a sports saloon from honda where as the G40 is a 20 year old hot hatch, many cars could wipe the floor with the polo in real world racing, but as we have said here - its the fun factor, nothing really gives the same buzz for the money they cost to run. Its a really fucking fun car to own, very exhilarating to drive because of its characteristics, not because of its out-right speed compared to other cars.

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Re: 0-60 time, quarter mile for standard car?
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2011, 12:18:03 am »
The G40 is an enthusiasts car mate, only having around 50 genuine On the road. I would say that unless your very passionate about Vws especially polos then they are not for you. With their primite steering set up and poor brakes I don't think there comparible to new cars.

Only having had polos since I started driving many people wondered why I hadn't upgraded my car e.g getting a golf but that's just a passion for the mk3 platform.



Is the handling really that bad? Looks like an itegra dc2 would wipe the floor with it unless i spent a load of cash on the polo...
they are two totally different cars, integra is a sports saloon from honda where as the G40 is a 20 year old hot hatch, many cars could wipe the floor with the polo in real world racing, but as we have said here - its the fun factor, nothing really gives the same buzz for the money they cost to run. Its a really fucking fun car to own, very exhilarating to drive because of its characteristics, not because of its out-right speed compared to other cars.

what are they like on fuel? i want a car for fun but also want it to be reliable and fast.