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..
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.
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.
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 :/
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.
It's people like you who cause accidents, bumping up insurance cover. 70mph round a roundabout...
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.
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.