1994 Rover - Austin Metro GTi from UK and Ireland - Comments

9th Mar 2005, 13:50

In relation to above, I wouldn't be sure about the Gti as I think it has lots of potential, but the injection just doesn't suit me plus apparently it has less power than the Gta as most came with a catalytic converter. Does anyone know what to expect from a later Gti? I'm very tempted to use a spare 1.4 to turn it into a weekend or project car??

1st Feb 2007, 12:18

No way could it beat a 106 GTi!!!

You say it left the 106 but can't beat an VTS? Didn't you know they are practically the same car my friend!!

There is no way it could do the 106 GTi for pace, driveability, or even looks!!

Ooops sorry it can do one thing though and that is rust away, like there is no tommorrow!!

1st Feb 2007, 13:06

The VTS is about 1/2 a second quicker to 60 than a 106 GTI, I don't know if this is down to weight or gearing or something else, but it is.

2nd Feb 2007, 07:42

I wasn't stating that the VTS is slower, and I don't want to start a silly war or words of who's car is quicker, i just wanted to say that as an overall package the Metro can't beat the 106 GTi.

Anyway the VTS and the 106 GTi, share so much in common that you could call them brothers and sisters!

The shell of the car, engine and lots of other bits are the same, and the reason why the VTS is faster because of the gearing and also because its abit lighter too.

The 106 is the better choice as there are TOO many VTS/VTR's roaming about, and they also hold their value slighly better because of this.

Hope this helps.

13th Oct 2007, 04:41

You should see what happens when you swap the 1.4 for the 1.8 VVC k series!

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