Buying an R53
I've joined the forum as at the moment I drive a Corsa (don't kill me!) it's a black edition, 1.4T and it's been remapped and got dyno'd at 175bhp (not bad considering it's 120 standard) but now because apparently Vauxhall have installed a chocolate clutch, the clutch has started slipping and I they expect me to pay out for a new one despite the car having 100,000 mile warranty and it's only done 6600 miles..
Now my mate drives an R56 and it's been really impressive so far, he's decatted it and it sounds spot on!
Now as much as I like the turbo whistle/waste gate blow off there's something about the supercharger whine I can't resist.. So basically I'm considering purchasing an R53.. So is there anything you guys would look out for when buying one as they are a few years old now.. And what are they like to live with, are modifications easy? What kind of power can I expect from a couple of cheap mods (cheap being about £300 each..)
I know this is probably plastered all over the forums but I want some detailed information and I don't want to go hunting for every little bit of information..
Thanks in advance for your help!
My names Luke by the way..