Advantages/disadvantages of 225 & 210 engines?
Hi guys, I'm fairly new to this forum but do browse from time to time...
I'm looking to upgrade from my 1996 Golf VR6 to an S3 and am searching the internet high and low for the right car and the right price lol!!
I have read up on the FAQs etc and think I have a reasonable grasp of what to look for when buying but one question still remains, please excuse me if this has been raised before!
There seems to be a bit of money to be saved by going for a facelifted pre 2002 model and, as long as it is facelifted, the only difference I can gather is that the engine is different, 210bhp before and 225 after 2002. What is the difference beween these two engines and are there any pitfalls or reasons to avoid this engine?
I have driven a 225 and, upon purchase, will immediately have it remapped to get the most out of the engine. Now it seems that with both engines, 265bhp/280lb/ft seem acheivable. Is the difference in initial power simply due to the mapping?
I know that, although it is called a 1.8, 20v turbo, the 150bhp engine used in the golfs is a vastly different engine to the higher spec'd engines, is this the same with the 210/225?
Anyone who can shed any light on this? I would be very grateful!!
Oh and if anyone knows of a Ming Blue/Black S3, as fewer miles as possible with either blue alcantara or cream leather recaros, Bose, facelift, remapped(maybe) in the Surrey area then please let me know!!!
Thanks in advance,
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