Thanks Patrick, I never quite understood the relationship between Bore size, and Stroke, and Torque. Including H. P..... I do recall a IAME Trade Night where the presenter said that H.P. sells Engines.... but Torque wins Races.
I recently was able to drive a VW Golf TSFI Blue Motion (2016 model) with about 40K.s on the clock. The amount of power from 1.4 litres was quite remarkable ,but what impressed me was the sheer willingness of that engine to want to accelerate further once I had reached the M4 speed limit of ninety kilometers an hour.
On my return, I drove a 6.9 that performed like a tractor - noisy, undergeared with a 450 diff. it has been fitted with, an unbelievably noisy gearbox and I was really quite disappointed when comparing the "mundane" Golf and the super, duper 6.9. It is just as well that my Gleaming Beauty is a 40% better car than the 6.9 I drove. Regards Styria
I have had a couple of really close looks at the Chinese built MG brand. There are of course the three versions, starting with abl567s employee the basic unit valued at about 16K. to 17K., and the next models run out at about 24.5K. and climbing to about $34K. At that price, the last named, it is quite a bit more realistically priced than the other "recognized" brands costing about $10K. plus more, which now certainly includes the Koreans who have become a little greedy now with their pricing.
The prospect of buying a major priced Chinese brand could be fraught with danger. Without going into politics, if the Chinese were to ever place an embargo on supplying Australia with its myriad of products, it would spell an absolute disaster for this country. I know it may never happen, but if it did, think of the implications - just follow the trail of no goods coming in, nothing would be sold by the retailers, shops would close,, Shopping centres would go under - well, it would be a disaster. So, I would steer clear of the Chinese on a long term basis, and choose Japanese (Honda), Mazda, and then the Koreans. I also like the new VW Crosses (T-Roc and another Roc !), but I am a little concerned as to their long term reliability. Yes, it could all be a gamble whichever way you look at it. Regards Styria
Spot on Patrick not expecting Warranty Claims is the reason.
Also if you are in the market for a double skinned Oil Tanker ...go to Korea.
Six Months from Korea and six years from Clyde Bank !!
Demarcation disputes.. you can't screw in that light bulb without an Electrician's Licence... Strike !!