1992 Ford Fiesta XR2i from UK and Ireland - Comments

11th Feb 2006, 14:35

I'm sorry, but all of you are all fast car wannabes...

Your figures your coming out with LOL... there bloated pub figures. its great reading though.

You REALLY think a fiesta can be 180 bhp with those mods!! LOL.

My NISSAN 200sx turbo s13 as standard is only 170 bhp and that's a 1.8 Dohc 16v t25 turbo ed car.

Please... think about what your saying next time.

14th Apr 2006, 14:30

The above points in defence of the CVH are valid, but they miss one very important point.

Last time I took a CVH powered car beyond 4,000 RPM, the vibration, din and general protest from under the bonnet set my teeth on edge.

This is one of the least rewarding engines to work hard that ever graced a car. The Zetec might not be perfect, but at least it's properly balanced and doesn't make you cringe in mechanical sympathy every time you explore the upper half of the rev range.

9th Jun 2006, 15:30

I have a xr2i and I want to put a escort rs turbo engine into it does anyone know if it will fit?

13th Oct 2006, 11:00

Colin, OK consider this 1.8 vvc in a metro which is what I drive (158bhp standard), now running close to 170bhp, 1.8 16 valve engines (any make) can be tuned above 200bhp with out a turbo Lol, depending on how much you want to spend.

18th Dec 2006, 09:43

I would beast all of you I'm my Renault 5 GT turbo which has had £13,000.00 go in to the engine and a further £5,000.00 to the body and all the work has been done by the best company of all, and that is GT Tuning. My Turbo is running at 1.9 bar and is currently 285BHP so I would love to race and beat all of you in your little XR2i's.

18th Dec 2006, 13:44

What a joke of a comment from the Renault 5 lover!!! If its true then you have no common sense to spend 18,000 pounds on an old french coke can!!

I know its probably BS that comment, but just to let you know with 285bhp in a RS GTT, you will probably see it catch fire or explode in 2 months!!!

Made me laugh tho! :-)

19th Dec 2006, 05:49

£13,000 into a car worth a couple of hundred quid that's dog unreliable as standard! You need to see someone mate.

Why not just buy a decent car in the first place? £13k would have bought you a nice Skyline GT-R, Impreza Turbo, early Evo, or Escort Cosworth - basically something that was designed to produce 280 bhp without crapping itself.

5th Jan 2007, 08:56

First of all my Turbo has been running at 285BHP for about 5 years, second of all I actually have had it built for sprints and hill climbs and my record sprint was 1/4 of a mile in 11.9 seconds, and third of all if my turbo was a french can then I wouldn't be sponsered, any way you can laugh, but you are all driving XR2i's my car maybe old, but is in show room condition, sponsered and has appeared in films like Ali G, you don't exactly see any XR2's now do you apart from at the local junk yard, still I do admit I do like the RS1800 and the RSTurbo as I actually do own a RS1800 as my run about and it goes quite well for a Fiesta.

21st Oct 2007, 19:27

Hi! Can anyone tell me what I can do to get my xr2i 1.6 8v from 110 bhp to a bit more? ('Inexpensively', if that is a word.)

Not too much higher, as it is my first car.

Cheers guys.

1st Jan 2008, 12:18

What can I do to my xr2i 1.8 16v to make it quicker, and how much will it cost?

Cheers

22nd Aug 2008, 10:03

My wife has an RS1800, but we haven't got it on the road yet. I can't wait to get it running and compare it to my 8v 2i, as I've already said my 2i is a fast little car, so 130bhp (ish) in the same car should be amazing.

Trouble is I'm too busy playing around with my 2i to get round to fixing the RS. I'm going to have to get it done, if your comments are true and it really is that good.

12th Sep 2008, 03:08

I brought my wife an XR2i 1.6 8V 4 years ago and I can honestly say that its been the best car I've ever paid good money for. It has satisfied her need for a nippy daily driver and given me a chance to try out my limitted modding skills.I've learnt a lot from this car. It hasn't cost me a fortune and has rewarded us with reliability and bit more power. I don't know of any other car that can do this!

19th Apr 2009, 11:48

Hi, I've just bought a Fiesta RS1800. It seems to be running quite warm. Where should the temp gauge be it at? It's about 3 quarters. Also seems a bit slow in 1st and 2nd, is this normal?

25th Apr 2009, 12:55

Hello I'm just wondering, is the RS1800 a turbo or non turbo, and I have a 1.6 8v XR2i, what can I do to it to increase power and speed? Thanks whoever.

7th Feb 2010, 16:49

Looking around this site, lots of Fiesta support, but hey guy with a Renault 5 Turbo, LOL, wow, lots of bucks.

I run an XR2i in saloon car racing. It's 8v 1597.

Ported and polished cv33 cam, FSE boost valve, m-tec ECU throttle bodies, big valve head, lightened and balanced crank rods and fly wheel, + clutch 4 branch Janspeed Quaife ATB diff with straight cut close ratio gears set.

Leda (fully adjustable) suspension on track days when I test.. it shows up the boy racers with Scoobies and Evos; they don't believe it till they see the engine, looks standard.

I race the car in the classic saloons and it dusts off the M3 BMWs no problem. Goes well for a little hot hatch, doesn't cost much to sort as long as you do it all yourself.

People say £5000 on this, £10,000 on that, but most of the money spent on getting cars fast is labour and profit for them, not the owner. Have a go yourself, it's only metal and rubber with plastic thrown in. Have fun.

8th Feb 2010, 17:27

Slight bit of exaggeration going here I think LOL.

8th Sep 2010, 08:40

Not really. Race cars are very light with only the bits you need, and standard Scoobies and Evos on track day are in full trim eg. very heavy; they can't corner or stop as well, so you make your time up on this. Power to weight on my Fiesta is around 320 bhp per ton. What's the weight on a road going Evo or Scooby? Work it out and then smile LOL.

10th Sep 2010, 11:18

Its not all about power to weight, EVO's and Scoobies have much more invested in them in terms of handling, AWD being just one example. The modern EVO has so much technology to help it get round bends, it can afford to be heavier. Plant your foot on a tight bend in an EVO, and it will just keep going; do the same in a XR2i with that power, and it will understeer off the track.

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