Don't own one, but I test drove a 1.4 and then a 1.3 CDTI 90 straight after and to be honest the 1.4 felt gutless, the 1.3CDTI 90 is a much better option in my opinion.Right might get a 1.4sxi a/c for the missus and just wanted people views who own them......if there is anyone :lol:
Such objectivity ! Not even "the 1.4 I drove was dire because...."1.4 is absolutely DIRE! although all the women i know that have one love them,
Well i had a 1.4 for a month and given i drive 60 miles a day i figure that gives me a fairly decent scope of what the car is like. I have driven the 1.2 for a week over the same distances and that is something i wouldnt wish on anyone. THIS IS ALL MY PERSONAL OPINION which i believe is what was asked for. I currently have the 1.3 90ps and it is just about bareable.Such objectivity ! Not even "the 1.4 I drove was dire because...."
I just love people who drive a car for 30 mins on a test/ as a hire car and automatically define it as crap. My brother had a 1.8 T Golf GTI which he described as dire, as a company car which to all intents and purposes should have been decent..... but like all hire/company cars, the mileage was massive and it had been thrashed, and wasnt very well looked after sooo...
From someone who actually has a 1.4 Auto and drives it on a daily basis... its not THAT bad. I guess I'll have to put a few more miles on it to properly bed it in, but then the same is true of most cars. MPG is good, (will probably be better with a manual) just got 42.4 the other day on a 55 mile journey.... seems to go quick enough if I poke it, and is extremely refined and unstressed (quiet too!) at motorway speeds. I paid extra for the plus pack which added climate control and Cruise control (as well as the Graphical display and trip computer) which are excellent What more do you want to know lol?
And before anyone asks... It was either the 1.4 Auto or a 1.2 easytronic (which I have heard is even nastier!) for me as I can't drive a Manual, nor could I afford to move up to an Astra so the 1.4 won hands down.:doublethumbs: