31st May 2007, 11:36
OK then I won't mention my car. 0-60 in 14 seconds is unbelievably slow not nippy at all. a 0-60 time of less than 9 seconds is nippy less than 7 is seriously nippy less than 6 is fast less than 5 is seriously fast. there is no way you can call a 58bhp car with that kind of 0-60 time nippy its just stupid to say it.
6th Jun 2007, 11:18
Megane would beat the VXR. Been watching top gear LOL? Next time you see that episode, watch Clarkson put the VXR's time on the board; you will notice that the VXR was faster than the Golf r32. It was also 1.9 seconds faster than the new Focus ST. The VXR is a lot better handling than people think. Plus the Megane is made out off crisp packets - you can push the bodywork panels in and out; it probably has awful build quality like all other french cars, and it looks unbearably ugly. I will stick with the Astra.
7th Jun 2007, 09:45
LOL you stick with your VXR. At least the French know how to make cars that handle. Vauxhall will never win any awards for the best handling cars.
8th Jun 2007, 10:27
But it will win awards for looks and speed, and nobody can deny that. You're just taking Jeremy Clarkson's word for it that it doesn't handle. Have you seen his review of the last generation Golf r32? He kept banging on about what good handling the 4wd system provided, and how fast it was. The VXR must be doing something right, because it was faster. Clarkson just hates Vauxhalls. The only hot hatch better than the VXR at the moment is the new r32; now that is a car.
17th Feb 2008, 19:29
Everyone needs to stop arguing.
I mean your on about speed and stuff, when a Fiat Punto is nippy for a first time car, and I'd like to see you get insured at 17 with a VXR.
Comment on the cars in their category. If you're jumping to others, then a nice lambo would thrash your VXR.
8th Jun 2008, 08:58
The Punto is a "nippy car" 0-30. That is the only sort of speed you get around town. There's no point showing off about 0-60 times of 6 or 7 seconds, because by the time you would have got out of 1st gear, you will be slowing down for the traffic lights again.
The Punto is a good town car and that's it, it's not meant to be anything else.
6th Sep 2008, 04:36
I have a diesel Ford van that does 0-60 in five weeks, but speed isn't every thing, speed kills.
Have got myself a Fiat Punto 60 S and find it a good runaround for town. Very light on the steering.
Good car all round; cheap too.
29th Oct 2008, 18:14
I just got one today... I hope FIAT Fix it Again Later will happen in later that will never come LOL ;-)
She handles great on a motorway, and killing roundabouts is just such a fun now... it's my first car on full driving license so quite nicely surprised with a space and a power...
Great stereo and the sound system is just a bless... anyway, hope to enjoy her for a while, so thumbs up please, or a boyfriend mechanic, or both LOL.