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1.8 injection or 2.0 carb?

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hi,

I was wondering,
what's the best choice out of these two?
I'm not interessted in performance, but I am in economy, comfort, and souplesse.
Here in belgium the 1.8 costs about $250 tax per year, the 2.0 about $300, this is not much of a difference, but for a student, a penny is a penny.
I checked the price range, their in about the same range.
I'm not looking at particular cars right now, but I just like to know what to look for.

well, hope someone shares his opinion.

regards,

matteus
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Re: 1.8 or 2.0

matteus

I have owned both a 1990 1.8 injection and a 1986 2.0 carb.

The ride was better on the 1.8, but the carb model had lowered suspension.

As for economy, I surprisingly found the 2.0 carb to be more economical. I put this down to the 1.8 being too under powered and having to drive it harder to get any kind of performance.
 

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well, I'm going to drive about 80% highway, and very little in town.
Hows the quoting ...


well, I'm going to drive about 80% highway, and very little in town.
Hows the quoting on that?

greetz,

matteus
 

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I've just got a 1.8 1991 manual. The gearchange is a bit difficult and gearing seems wron...

I've just got a 1.8 1991 manual. The gearchange is a bit difficult and gearing seems wrong. Very low first and 2nd then very long 3rd. This makes town driving a bit difficult. I've only had the car a couple of weeks and I'm getting better at choosing the right gear for the right situation but even so there is a definate lack of torque at low revs.
On the motorway above 60mph the car is fantastic and will cruise at speeds of 90-100mph very well. I recently got about 33mpg(imperial) on a long trip doing 80-90mph. Around town gives about 25mpg.

If the carb car has more torque I would go for that instead.

I would also consider an automatic as it will makes things a lot more relaxed.
 

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oh, ok,
I'll look around for some 2.0 models than.
But the problem is I find more nice...


oh, ok,
I'll look around for some 2.0 models than.
But the problem is I find more nice 1.8's than 2.0's.
ah well, little searching..
I'm going for the manual, it's my first car, and I want to learn to drive stick from the beginning. Here in europe most of the cars are stick.
 

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I'm in England so I know what you mean about the manual transmission. It will provide a b...

I'm in England so I know what you mean about the manual transmission. It will provide a bit more acceleration.
Try to test drive some cars to get an idea of what's good and bad.
 
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