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The 1.4 may or may not spring past the N/A but one thing for sure the N/A will still be going long after the 1.4 has popped a piston or thrown a con-rod through the block! :wink:
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Defender110 wrote:The 1.4 may or may not spring past the N/A but one thing for sure the N/A will still be going long after the 1.4 has popped a piston or thrown a con-rod through the block! :wink:

Only if the 1.4 driver was an idiot though (i would have thought) :D
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As long as the 1.9 n/a can out accelerate the dogs when its running on chip fat it has my support. So a race between a greyhound and a n/a. Then if the greyhound can be run over by a 1.4 you know which is the best car! Easy.
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Thread Bear wrote:As long as the 1.9 n/a can out accelerate the dogs when its running on chip fat it has my support. So a race between a greyhound and a n/a. Then if the greyhound can be run over by a 1.4 you know which is the best car! Easy.

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Defender110 wrote:The 1.4 may or may not spring past the N/A but one thing for sure the N/A will still be going long after the 1.4 has popped a piston or thrown a con-rod through the block! :wink:
Here is a man who's never owned a TU :lol:
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I think when we go to Santa Pod I shall bring a big pot to put everyone's keys into. BX swapping lucky dip!
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Pfffft NA beating our St Tropez?!? Never! Stinkwheel, to the BX! Some ass needs whoopin'!

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Charlotte wrote:Pfffft NA beating our St Tropez?!? Never! Stinkwheel, to the BX! Some ass needs whoopin'!
Is that similar to............." To the batmobile Robin" ?

TU's really can and do fly when you want them too (in a nice light BX that is) and ours hasnt even got an AX GT cam and carb (yet) :twisted:
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Very, very similar - except that would make it the Stinkmobile. I don't think the St Tropez would like being the Stinkmobile.
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Charlotte wrote:Very, very similar - except that would make it the Stinkmobile. I don't think the St Tropez would like being the Stinkmobile.

It does smell of old engine oil occasionally due to an unfortunate incident with the boot carpet some while back.
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It smells of Provence, of sun-warmed meadows and flaxen-haired maidens. Which happens to smell a little like castrol and Lavender Feu Orange.
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mat_fenwick wrote:I think when we go to Santa Pod I shall bring a big pot to put everyone's keys into. BX swapping lucky dip!
Mine will be the large screwdriver, then. :lol:
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I might bring the Auto N/A and blow you all away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
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I know it's not a straight comparison as Timex has that heavier bodyshell to drag round, and is now running a square port head, but here's my experiences:

Performance - 14 definately, better acceleration, and if you drop 2 gears better overtaking too.

Handling - 14 again, that lightweight engine means no PAS required, and it's just so chuckable, I'd even be happy pitting it against some of the bigger petrol engined models on a twisty road!

Economy - 19D, I was getting 50+mpg round Scotland, just below that at 70mph on the motorway, and 46-48mpg on the commute to work. In comparison, the best I ever got out of the 14 was 40mpg (60-65mph on the motorway), and that would drop quickly to the low 30's if I hit the speed limit. Commuting would get me around 36-38mpg.

Load lugging - 19D again, I towed a mates Ami Super Service Van to Shepton with the 14, and while it did it it really slowed down for the hills, and starts on any sort of incline meant lots of clutch slip. Timex hardly noticed Ripley the 2CV on the back of it!

Overall costs depend on how much you want to use it. If it's a second car, or you don't do many miles, the 14 has to be a serious candidate due to the lower fuel proces, tax and insurance, not to mention that most 14's seem to change hands for surprisingly little money. The Diesel only makes sense if you're going to do the miles.
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My original idea was Turbo diesel for long and loaded work - though an N/A would do just the same task. The 1.6 Auto for local and town stuff. Now I have a 1.4 it kind of is more attractive to use, because of the tax break. Remains to be seen how sound the 1.4 is mind you. In some ways there is one to many cars there but with a collectors hat on I could argue I need more. I rely on your experience for eco figs but the fun element of driving does have something to do with it. I know of several areas where we could have an informal thrash as part of an event in the locality. A more organised one could be had via Oxford Motor Club (predominantly Rally/Stage folk).
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Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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