Not happy! Quarter 2 offers look to be the same as quarter 1's! Was hoping different specs would be included in the 0% offer this quarter. :x
Whilst I agree to a big extent with what you are saying, I don't think you even need to be used to a faster car to think a Corsa D 1.2 is dangerously slow, just one which can keep up with traffic, the most powerful car I've ever owned was a 1.8 125bhp Astra and I found it dangerously slow, the 1.2 Corsa C was rapid by comparison, and any other car I've owned was not dangerous despite most having the same or less power, i had a 1.4 Twinport Corsa C and it was very quick compared to even a 1.4 Corsa D, the E now has ironed that out and it's back to how it was, don't know how or why but it has, even though it's almost exactly the same car, same weight, same engine, massively better to drive, even the new E 1.2 is totally transformed from a D 1.2, despite only being 70bhp whereas the D was more powerful at 80bhp, torque etc are all still the same.mud4fun said:Leachie, I do find it funny when people say that the 1.2 corsa was so slow it was dangerous. My wife and I drive classic Land Rovers. Hers has just 26hp at the rear wheels, a maximum speed of 56mph and 0-60 in about 30 seconds and yet we drive all over the country in them including thousands of miles of motorway. The 1.2 Corsa is a rocket ship in comparison!
It just needs a completely different mentality to drive than a very powerful car. Overtaking, hills etc all need good judge of distance, planning and very accurate gear selection and ability to maintain momentum at all costs. I enjoy driving them and would never consider them any more dangerous than any other car. In fact I find them enjoyable BECAUSE they demand 110% driver involvement to get from A to B.
However I can see that people only used to modern powerful cars may struggle. I grew up with grossly underpowered vehicles and was taught to drive them accordingly so it has never been an issue.
Modern hatchbacks are stupidly powerful really. I see numerous people complaining that the 1.4T ONLY produces 98bhp!!! This is only a 1.1 ton hatchback, power to weight ratio is better than many muscle cars of the 60's.
I find it plenty quick enough and in fact probably too quick really as it leads to driver frustration when stuck behind slower moving vehicles. In the Land Rovers you'd just sit back, relax and accept that you'd be stuck behind them. In the Corsa I know it has enough power to overtake so instead of relaxing I instead get frustrated at being stuck and am finding I'm more inclined to spend all the time looking for a gap to appear where I can zoom past. Result is that faster cars lead to more frustration and more risk taking IMHO
This is exactly the way I feel about my Ibiza. Up until Vx introduced their new small turbo engines, there was nothing out there that I felt was better than the Ibiza for me. I don't like the Fiesta's inside, or prices, come to that! I have always been quite content with the Ibiza until this year!mud4fun said:BTW I don't mean that to sound like an insult. It is just fact. If I'd have grown up with a 1.4T Corsa then I too would be equally spoilt by its performance and would also find it nigh on impossible to drive a car with less power!