Went up to the Lakes this weekend for a conference, on the way back I swapped into the driver's seat of colleuges 1.6 Astra 55 plate. 1st 2nd gear - I thought t"his is ok" then into 5th on the motorway sunk foot into the carpet and waited, waited, waited - nothing Yuk! basically I now realise how spoilt I am with the power that my MCS 210 offers instantly on tap.
I know I'm not comparing like for like and the VRX is probabaly a better non MINI contender... but just wanted to share this with ya'll.
I know how this feels as just recently had a 116 BMW as a courtesy car, felt really underpowerd compared to my standard "s". I do like the look of the VXR however its still an astra (albeit a very quick one) and would easily trump my car, but only in power I also found the seats very uncomfortable when i test drove an astra a couple of years ago?
my sister will agree with you there 100%.
she sold her 4 year old mini one and took delivery of a nearly new Audi TT convertable.she's had it 4 months now and when iasked her the other day how she was enjoying it,her only words were-'i wish i still had my mini!'
It depends on what you are after but basically if you consider an Elise (particularly a Series 1) to be a practical and well built Caterham then you'll be really pleased. It's a completely different proposal in terms of comfort, build quality and practicality to an Audi TT though. Having said that, its also completely different in terms of feedback and ability too!
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