2nd Nov 2010, 10:51
This is a reply to everyone.
I own a Quicksilver 1.4 and it is definately 75bhp. If I'm honest I've tried keeping up with the VTRS and the VTS and it's just not possible. Any person who thinks that these Quicksilvers are super cars need to wipe their eyes. Besides the VTRS and the VTS I have not met a Westcoast or Zetec 1.25 come near me.
Good little cars though and I enjoy driving them..
4th Jan 2011, 20:30
These comments make me laugh, my 1.1 is a great little car, but within reason it comes down to the driver. If you wanna make it faster, strip it out and don't put huge alloys on it. I know it's nothing special, but it's nice to drive and puts a smile on my face. Who cares about 0-60, I've got my motorbike for that.
4th Mar 2012, 19:33
I've got a 106 XR Quiksilver, and I've raced a lot of Fiesta 125 Zetecs. I crap all over them.
My mate has a Saxo VTR, and no the Quiksilver ain't faster, but it does well, considering my 106 is only a 1.4 and the Saxo is 1.6. He doesn't pull away that fast, but he does pull away. So there, the Saxo VTR is faster. If you're gonna get any Quiksilver, the XR is the fastest one, fact.
13th Mar 2012, 16:48
No they wouldn't. My Corsa was ten times better than a Saxo. I did 70mph round a roundabout (big one) and it never span out, but the Saxo VTR behind me did, and I was in a 1.0 Corsa :/
30th Aug 2012, 19:46
I'm getting a Quiksilver, simply because it looks sporty and is cheap on insurance, not because "It reaches 125mph flat out". Oh, also any car will have problems if you thrash the ass off it, and don't properly maintain it. I admit Honda engines are good, but it's only because they can handle a lot of abuse from careless owners before they give in.
30th Aug 2012, 19:57
It's people like you who cause accidents, bumping up insurance cover. 70mph round a roundabout...
30th Aug 2012, 21:14
It's not even worth chipping any car under 2.0, as I found out when I was working at LPS. Chipped a 1.4 and got something stupid back like a 4bhp increase. If you want a faster car, get a bigger engine.
1st Sep 2012, 09:24
It's not displacement, but rather whether the car is naturally aspirated or uses forced induction that often determines the benefit of chipping a car. Chip a Corsa VXR, which is only a 1.6 and you can expect huge gains because of the turbo; more than chipping a straight 2.0 such as a Focus or Astra without a turbo.
8th Jun 2015, 10:46
I have a Quiksilver on 130k with an induction kit and a Pugsport exhaust. My mate's got a VTR on 89k standard and I beat him down a duel by a car length and pulling away slowly. I believe the Saxo is heavier because of the 1.6 engine, or perhaps some Saxos and Quiksilvers just have a lot of engine wear and have lost power along the way.