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    Embarrassed by a rover 75 (nearly)- 1.8T 190

    Driving to work today I decided the car in front was driving a little too slow. So I started to overtake.
    I thought that my Audi a4 1.8T 190 would have ample punch to outdrag this old mans car.
    Being a C*ck the guy started to accelerate too, and in a comedy moment we proceeded to drive side by side for a few hundred meters, until finally I managed to get in front.

    I have only just become an Audi driver & my previous car (golf gt tdi 130) would have dispatched this 75 without a problem.

    I would be interested to know if anybody else had had a similar experience or have stories to tell regarding being overtaken by a Nissan Micra or out driven on the twisties by a LWB transit!

    I think I also need some guidance from fellow 1.8T drivers to realise the true performance of my new car- I still think Im driving the Audi like my old car ( peak power from 2k revs to 3.5k revs )

    Any help appreciated!!
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    Get a remap it will give you 20 to 30 bhp more, it brings a smile to your face when you drive it!

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    That "old-man's car" could have had a 190bhp 2.5 V6 in it (or even a 260bhp V8).

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962
    That "old-man's car" could have had a 190bhp 2.5 V6 in it (or even a 260bhp V8).

    Just a thought.
    If it did he let you come past.
    Get a remap and use more revs seeing as you came from a diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8JT

    still think Im driving the Audi like my old car ( peak power from 2k revs to 3.5k revs )

    Any help appreciated!!
    Come on mate, give it some welly. Driving like that your lucky the turbo hasn't even kicked in yet. Don't be scared to drop a gear and give it some!!

    If thats still not enough then go for a remap, which will see you around the 220bhp mark!!
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    Mines pretty nippy and responsive for a 190 and i drive it with confidence meaning if/when I am in a situation Im ruthless through the gears and accellerator. Give it a bit of stick, feel the turbo kick in - you know you want to.

    I dont know where you were wrong with the rover - probably showing it too much respect.

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    Good advice Pav-G

    Your right i prob was showing it too much respect!

    It may be a case of mistaken identity but i think i saw your car outside the school on Thornton Road this morning, as the req said PAV G.

    I might be wrong though.
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    At the end of the day mate, he's still got to drive the Rover, and park it on his drive. It could have a V10 in it and have the fastest 0-60 and highest speed ever for all I care, it's still a Rover. I'd take a 1.2 audi over any rover any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8JT
    Good advice Pav-G

    Your right i prob was showing it too much respect!

    It may be a case of mistaken identity but i think i saw your car outside the school on Thornton Road this morning, as the req said PAV G.

    I might be wrong though.
    Yep that was me, doing the dreaded school run before shooting off to Halifax for work.

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    my workmate was taking us to work in his pug estate,we went round a roundabout and a smartcar was waiting at a junction and it was the first one we'd seen so we both pissed ourselves with laughter pointing at the little thing! about a quarter of a mile up the road he overtook us which to this day is embarressing for my workmate

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    Some of those smart cars are nippy!!

    I've been driving an 83bhp vw van to birmingham and back recently with the aerodynamics of canary wharf. When i get back to my car it feels like a rocket.
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    It's not what you've got, it's how you use it! A few years ago i regularly upset many a much more powerful car in a Cinquecento Sporting! The best example was the Impreza and Evo that were playing silly buggers coming off a roundabout - they didn't see me take the roundabout flat out behind them and as they hesistated i breezed by and disappeared into the distance! Some days i really miss that little car - what a hoot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by henry74
    It's not what you've got, it's how you use it! A few years ago i regularly upset many a much more powerful car in a Cinquecento Sporting! The best example was the Impreza and Evo that were playing silly buggers coming off a roundabout - they didn't see me take the roundabout flat out behind them and as they hesistated i breezed by and disappeared into the distance! Some days i really miss that little car - what a hoot!

    more likely they were backed off by that point
    just a little a6

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    My wife and i used to have a VTS saxo 120bhp and only 900kg one day she was being tailgated late at night so i told her to nail it as we went from single laine to duel. she started to pull away from the car only for it to move into the outside lain and attempt to take over , i looked back and laughfed as we were nearly hitting 100 with this car 50m behind us now only to realise it was a police T5 volvo! my wife breaked hard and the police man pulled up beside us looked over the car (just out) then floored it and disapeared, was never sure if he wanted us to floor it at the same time!


    my Dad humilated a new Alfa GT in a Mercedes van down a long straight not sure the Audi was happy but the van did have a the standard V6 236bhp engine it.

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    not going to list what i have humiliated in sleepers
    just a little a6

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    Quote Originally Posted by dummi
    not going to list what i have humiliated in sleepers
    Sleepers are cool,there is a corsa close to me running a 2.0 16v on throttle bodies.
    Looks like a standard 1.0 car but it bloody shifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8JT
    I would be interested to know if anybody else had had a similar experience or have stories to tell regarding being overtaken by a Nissan Micra or out driven on the twisties by a LWB transit!
    Last weekend I had an odd experience with a Farmers VW Caddy (one of the conversions for carting liestock around with a mesh back), I was in my Alfa 147 which to tell the truth aint a slow car on a twisty bit of road as I've had it track prepared.

    Could I get anywhere near the back of this van though? Could I buggery, and what made it worse was the fella had 2 Border Collies stood up in the back looking at me. It was kinda comical though the way the dogs hind quarters slid about on every corner but their paws remained firmly rooted to the tailgate they were holding onto.

    I can only surmise he had also had his combi van track prepared and knew the road a lot better than I did, that or he was on the raggedy edge of what his vehicle would do which aint cool with 2 dogs in the back

    P.S. I generally find thatwith revvy petrol engines to get the best out of them you need to drive it like you stole it
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    A friend of mine runs a stripped out honda civic vti/vtec b16 engine on a H-plate so nearly going 17 years, had a bit of work done to it but nothing major, i think the most thats been spent was a few hundred quid on the exhaust, some weird import japanese stainless steel thingy, due to this it can be quite loud and can appear quite chavvy with its white colour and white alloy wheels, the amount of times hes got abuse at traffic lights is unreal but he soon wipes the smile off their faces...
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    bear in mind they did do some 1.8T versions of the Rover 75, not sure on the power though, and the BMW diesel engined versions can be mapped to 165bhp odd
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    I've been out run by one of those Rover 75's in my S3, but he drove like a man possessed and personally I choose life - I think he just wanted to get home before his viagra wore off...

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    Yup thats one nippy breadvan
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