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bracey123
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29th Dec 11 at 22:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pros and cons and what to look out for?
shaunmods
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29th Dec 11 at 22:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Slow as hell
bracey123
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not really caring how fast it is tbh lol i know theyre not quick as my mate had one

just wanna buy a decent car tht i can use to build my no claims for a couple of years
3i_gaz
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Engines are unreliable.

better off with a 1.9 diesel one mate. if your not arsed about speed just get a 90 horse one. Far better than the 1.4 petrols
bracey123
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unreliable in what way??
3i_gaz
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They do bottom ends.
bracey123
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ok cool
3i_gaz
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Go for a diesel mate there good for silly miles and economical as hell.
Bonney
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Same engine as what was in my seat, Coil packs are a common problem, Was replacing one every 2 months, at 30 a go.
qed296
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1.4 had gear box problems,as did the 1.6, a bolt/ rivit head sheres off somewhere inside. Ive had one of each, luck had it i was ok but i know some people that had no end of trouble.
Throttle body, lamba sensor also water temp switch can corse eratic running eml to come on.knocking from the front is usally anti roll bar bushes( there 18/19/21mm to choose from).
Find a good one and you should be ok.
Wrighty_1988
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In your head youll think, its a 1.4 so it'll spank 1.1/1.2's. This isnt the case, when people say they are slow they aint lieing. My mate had one and my 205 1.1 4speed was much faster
bracey123
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like i said mate not after a quick car
3i_gaz
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Box problems are on all 5 speed VAG boxes not just the 1.4's they shear the rivets off the diff.
VegasPhil
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I had a mk5 golf 1.4. EML and regular coil pack problems. Also it went back with the second gear hanging out of it.


Corsa 2.0 16v Vegas - Sold
Archie
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30th Dec 11 at 09:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Slow and thirsty, had one years ago, water pump gave up and took the belt with it.
belton
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Get a 1.9 non turbo diesel. Our works van is a caddy Sdi with 230K on it. So good on fuel as well, can't imagine a 1.4 being great on fuel in such a heavy car
c16-jake
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30th Dec 11 at 15:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gearboxes are s**t aswell
am4nf
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a mate had problems with the oil sensor
AlunJ
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Very problematic engines these, I looked at swapping one for my corsa but Christ they're shit engines. Very slow as well
AlunJ
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Gearboxes like cheese as well I'm told
antnee
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quote:
Originally posted by Bonney
Same engine as what was in my seat, Coil packs are a common problem, Was replacing one every 2 months, at 30 a go.


100hp 16v? Never heard of many going round, more so popping any coil packs. 1.2s and 1.8Ts are common for coilpacks
SXi_Tim
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The 1.4 engines/gearboxes are no more unreliable than any others fitted in mk4s. But they are sinfully slow, as is the 1.6

 
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