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#1 jon200

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a 2006/2007 Focus Zetec or Ghia and ideally wanted a 1.8 or possibly 2.0, but there are a lot more 1.6 models about.

How difference is the performance between 1.6 compared to a 1.6?

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

If you get a ti vct 1.6 tgen none its also cheaper on tax

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:33 AM

I have the 1.6 115bhp engine, nippy little thing.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:11 AM

Just premature turbo failure and the DPF to worry about on the 1.6.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:51 AM

are you looking for petrol or diesel?



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:37 PM

DPF?

Looking to get a petrol model.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

diesel particle filter. the fear! i would say go for a 1.6 cheaper to tax



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

1.6 for economy 1.8 for a bit more power id guess im happy with my 1.6 but only had it 2 days, theres also 1.6 1.8 2.0 diesels hense the dpf + turbo failure comments

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

I own a 1.8 zetec s and my mate has the 1.6 zetec s... dont really notice any difference when driving about... i might have a little higher top end speed??

 

cant really judge overall mpg as we have completely different driving styles...

but if your worried about getting left at the lights by a 1.8 i wouldnt worry atal lol



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:41 PM

I have a 1.6 59 plate. Zetec.
It's 100 bhp. I see it as a reasonable family, kind of nice looking quick ish motor.
Not the fastest obviously but you wouldn't buy one of these for speed. It's economical and my mates 1.8 uses te juice so he says

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for the replies guys.

 

Definitely looks like petrol is the way to go, which was my preference anyway.

 

My main concern with a 1.6 was potential lack of overtaking power, having driven 1.8/2.0 all my life.

 

I rarely go above 70-80mph (a little naughty i know).



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:58 AM

You will notice the lack of overtaking power. You have to leave your foot down hard in the preferred gear your overtaking in. It gets the job done in the end.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:42 PM

get the ti vct 115bhp it has the power of the 1.8 no need to change gears it has low down torque 5th gear press the accelerator and away you go ive never needed to downchange in it at 50mph you can simply accelerate and overtake in 5th even from 40mph you can do it easily the 100bhp ive driven and theres a very noticeable difference



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

I have a 1.8 tdci 2010 model and love it. Quick enough off the line, maintains it and very fuel efficient.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

I understand where the OP is coming from.

When I first started driving I've never had a car under 1.8litre. There is a certain comfort in knowing your car will be very capable on a motorway and brisk up and down hills. In my opinion the compromise for fuel is null and void as the 1.6 may well be working harder to compensate for the larger car, higher load than the 1.8+ size engine.

I was given the option of loads of 1.6 and then a 1.8 came in which matched all my criteria. The salesman didn't think I'd go for it because of the engine size. Afterwards I told him there's no replacement for displacement!

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