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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 19th February 2008, 14:26 Thread Starter
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Greetings to all.

Should have my car on Friday. I keep on adding things so I've only myself to blame for the delay.

Took the plunge on a Rocketship after my 1.8VTi Aerodeck was totalled just before Christmas.

Broke my heart to see it go, just took an old bloke to forget what the give-way dashes were for on a roundabout, pranged the passenger side doors in and that was the end of her.

So I have plunged for a 2.2 i-CTDi ES. They seem to go OK but the (test) drive was certainly different!

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Sorry about the Aerodeck but I am sure you will enjoy the Rocketship.
Nearly Friday......
As it is North Wales...watch those speed cameras...!
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Mine is due this week to, i am getting a 2.2 SE as a company car.

We will have to swap notes.

I hope you (we) enjoy them.

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Welcome Len, I hope you enjoy your new car, what did you mean by different on the test drive.
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Welcome Len, I hope you enjoy your new car, what did you mean by different on the test drive.
I don't drive by numbers but they are a bit different. The Aero max torque was at 6300, the max bhp at 7600 but the engine was very flexible all the way down.

The Aero had the easiest engine I have ever had. Leave it in 5th down to 25mph and she would just pull away without any fuss. The test car seemed a lot more fussy about which gear it wanted to be in, but that could have just been me. I guess the gearing and rev bands are just so different.

Shove the Aero in 3rd and floor it and she just screamed all the way up to 7000+revs or so. Never any problem overtaking. The 2.2 i-CTDi pulls a lot more torque (but lower down) so I guess this won't have changed , just at much lower revs. The test drive seemed to back that up

The Aerodeck ran at much higher revs than the average motor, the down side was that it could be a bit wearing on the ears at the end of 350 odd miles. Oh and I wouldn't have got there (Fort William) on one tank. Used to run out just short. Maybe 32mpg on a long run. Two blokes and a pile of test gear! So I guess I will have to get used to visiting the pumps less often


The Rocketship will have to be run in as well.... Interesting stuff on the site about that subject.
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Sorry about the Aerodeck but I am sure you will enjoy the Rocketship.
Nearly Friday......
As it is North Wales...watch those speed cameras...!
I've led a charmed life in that respect, but I think everywhere is the same these days. Probably put my foot in it now
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