205 1.6 v1.9

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mauro
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205 1.6 v1.9

Post by mauro » 30 Apr 2002, 03:19

How much better(handling and grip)is a 1.9 Also, are they much quicker than a 1.6. Does power steering significantly quicken the steering.
Would like to know from anyone who has experience of standard, original cars.

fiji bob
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Post by fiji bob » 09 May 2002, 16:37

the handling would be pretty much the same although some people do say the 1.6 is slightly better, on paper the 1.9 isnt much faster but on the road it does pull away from 1.6`s, from what ive heard the 1.6 is peakier it needs to be revved more to really get it going but it does rev more sweetly than the 1.9

mauro
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Post by mauro » 12 May 2002, 15:11

Thanks for reply. Surely 1.9 handles and grips better than 1.6.It's lower, stiffer and the tyres are lower profile!

roscopervis
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Post by roscopervis » 13 May 2002, 23:54

The handling is better on the 1.6 as there is less weight to upset the balance of the car. Indeed on paper, the 1.6 and 1.9 are very similar but in the end the greater capacity shows in mid range and in gear times. Personally i would prefer a less stresed 1.9 to the buzzier 1.6, differences in handling are negligable