23rd Sep 2007, 15:35
Navara driver here. Not another one. No standard saxo ever ever ever will keep up with a integra. Its been commented on so much recently and with a saxo driver saying it couldn't that's enough proof. I think it needs to be left alone now. What you upgrading to anyway mate. An integra? Lol. Sorry couldn't resist.
25th Sep 2007, 05:31
"I bullied a range rover the other day"
It doesn't matter what you drive, whether it's a Nevara or a Nova, nobody wants their car damaged. I bet you wouldn't have the balls to hit another car with it would you? So I can't understand why it makes you feel so important.
25th Sep 2007, 12:57
Very true. Some people get really irrate if you drive too close etc. What happens if that Corsa your bullying stops in front off you and 2 bouncers get out. LOL.
25th Sep 2007, 17:27
By bullying I meant made him stop in a crowded street to let me through where as to a smaller car he probably wouldn't. I don't intimidate anybody while driving, and I regard myself as a safe and courteous driver. Everybody has a spot of road rage every now and then, but the comments I made were jokes and were in no way meant to show off or anything like that. Was just having a laugh. And to be truthful the cars I drive are company cars, so I don't even own them.
7th Nov 2007, 17:54
I want to argue. Saxos are rubbish. Integras are to harsh to drive everyday. what you people wanna do is drive an Audi rs4 like I do 450bhp. Suckers.
8th Nov 2007, 05:57
How much did you pay for the RS4 and how much does a Saxo or a Integra cost; you can't compare an RS4 to any of these cars, it's in a super car league; compare it to stuff like the M5.
15th Nov 2007, 16:45
What an obscure, but interesting thread! I'm a Saxo VTS owner, I'm 19, and my dad has a 2001 Skoda Octavia vRS.
Nevara owner - can't think why you got rid of the Turbo Octy - they're very very good cars.
The VTS is good for a n/a 1.6 16v, they're a lightweight performance hatch, nothing more, they were never designed to be compared to the hard stuff, like Integras, Scoobys etc, that's all irrelevant.
However, come Feb, I'll be upgrading the camshafts to Newmans Phase 3's, and along with other breathing mods, I'm hoping to beat my dad's Octavia vRS. Not easy as they are really quick motors, and quite underrated, those 180bhp Octys! Will be interesting.
16th Jan 2008, 04:06
I am a Saxo VTR owner and my friend is a VTS 140 bhp owner, and my comment isn't about matching up to an Integra, but just to warn people that you may be buying a cheap car in a VT? but you need to remember that's what it is; CHEAP!!!
Me and my friend both took these cars on from a garage. I have had it for 3 years and all they do is cost you money; parts are expensive, and you're forever fixing things. Not to mention if you hit anything, the car's just gonna fold because they're designed to LOL. Which also takes you back to the expensive parts if you're thinking about patching it up.
So basically I would say they are crap cars hehe.
16th Jan 2008, 14:30
I've had two saxo's. one was 5years old when I sold it and one was 4, never had any problems with them, but probably because they wern't very old.
21st Jan 2008, 17:16
I've owned 2 vts's quick underestimated car for the money. Integra type r dc2 the way forward, pure drivers car. thrash the balls off it, no problems, end of.
19th Feb 2008, 09:26
Driven my VTS for about 10k miles so far, daily use and I regularly flex the engine, not one problem so far. Build is patchy, but mechanics seem bomb-proof (touch wood... oops, none in the interior)
27th Oct 2008, 11:23
Don't know if I would say anyone who has an Impreza can't afford an Evo... A lot of generalisations I wouldn't read into. An Impreza is a different class of car, look at Subaru reliability and then Citroen and tell me that the cost to buy is only based on speed... it's just one of many factors making Subarus better than Citroens.
7th Nov 2008, 17:15
An STi or a FQ400 cost about 30 grand ish. I'd put my money into a nearly new M3 any day, and have the speed with the comfort. In my opinion the rally cars are great for a blast, but I couldn't take one to London on the motorway. Back ache and deafness galore.
23rd Jan 2009, 15:50
I have just purchased a brand new Evo X without checking my insurance, as I used to have an Evo 9. The cost isn't a problem, it's the stipulations. I can't park in a public car park, have to have tracker fitted, obviously I am limited on miles, and have to have a camera fitted in my garage.
What's the point. My car is now up for sale.
7th Mar 2009, 18:05
Everybody is on about hp hp hp blah blah horse power! It's ridiculous. Come on everyone, what about torque to begin with, and how the power gets to the ground - drive train, tyres etc. There are so many variables to make a car fast than just power to weight ratio. Just because a car has better power to weight ratio, doesn't mean much at all.
8th Mar 2009, 10:40
Power to weight is a good indicator for performance when comparing cars with the same drivetrain style e.g. FWD vs FWD or AWD vs AWD etc. Torque will tell you which has better in gear pull and which car can tow or accelerate up hills well, but for anyone after 0-60 times or flat out performance figures etc bhp per ton is pretty useful.