Change of car? Maybe.

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Re: Change of car? Maybe.


Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:52 pm

I have a Bmax with the same engine, uses the Fiesta floor pan. Goes like a rocket, I love it. The claimed mpg is however rubbish. Bit like the 200 mile range on an electric car, perhaps at a steady 50 along a runway but not if you are driving through the Brecon Beacons.
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Re: Change of car? Maybe.


Post by Steve M » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:37 pm

That 3 cylinder, 1 litre engine is a masterpiece. I believe the engine block is small enough to fit on a sheet of A4 paper!
My other car is a Fiesta ST 1.6 turbo - 205 bhp. Absolutely flies.
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Re: Change of car? Maybe.


Post by Mountain Goat » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:35 pm

Steve M wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Very few MOT (or equivalent) rules are retrospective.
My 43 year old Spitfire would never be expected to satisfy a 2020 standard. In fact it is now MOT and tax exempt but that’s not the point.
I used to have a Volvo 131 (Amazon) which was registered in 1965. When I last owned it and took it for an MOT, the young MOT tester started to put the exhaust emmissions equipment in the exhaust. I told him that the car was exempt from the emissions test and the car was built years before catalytic converters came out. It ran on the old leaded petrol (I had to add the additive).
"Well, it's passed the emissions anyway" he said.
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