Join Date: 15th November 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK
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Type s diesel performance advice
Hello all. Thanks for letting me join this site!
I have had a 57 Red Type S diesel for around 2 months. It is Red, GT spec and has 18 inch wheels I have not seen elsewhere - very sexy.
Anyway, after learning how to not take chunks out of my wheels when parking I am looking at the performance of my car and how to extract the best from it.
The car has done 27 k so the engine should still be in good condition and although I'm not a race driver I seem to struggle to make it accelerate that quickly.
Does the power die off at certain revs and when should you change gear? I have been thinking I should have gone for the type R but couldn't seem to justify the fuel consumption and think I should be able to have fun in the S but my driving experience is limited (2 Renault clios with 75bhp...).
Also can these cars take the occasional abuse?
Would love to hear your replies and advice.
Oh and the squarely clutch pedal drives me bonkers hahaha