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Motorway

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Number6, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Will a 1.3L Copen cruise easily on the motorway without too much strain?
     
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  2. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    It's like any 1.3 engined car, infact with the power to weight ratio it's probably the equivilant of a 1.6.
    The revs at 70 are around 3.5k so it isn't being stressed though the engine does sound as though it could do with a sixth gear. The biggest problem is the hard ride when travelling any distance but that's another story.
     
  3. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    That's what I figured.

    The ride I'm not overly worried about - driven 4x4s for far too long, so I've lost all sensation in my ass.

    Ohh matron :-D
     
  4. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    I do about 60 miles/day motorway commute in my 1.3 and its no problem.

    Soon learn where the potholes are and avoid them.

    Noisey with roof down but just turn stereo up.
     
  5. nertman

    nertman Copenworld Regular

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    Customised MGTF
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    No issue

    We have done several long jouneys in our copen,some of them in a group that like to get a move on and the 1.3 keeps up easily
     
  6. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    I find it gets up to 70 with little effort and no noticeable strain.

    Get 16 inch rims and tyres to give a slightly bigger circumference and it will drop the revs a bit
     
  7. Lord

    Lord Copenworld Newbie

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    I drove from Bradford to Wolverhampton in mine and it was no problem....
     
  8. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Sweet.

    Thanks guys - out of interest, what about the 600cc version?
     
  9. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    660 = cruising at 70 just over 4000revs. Redline is at 8000.
     
  10. quibbles

    quibbles Copenworld Regular

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    It's bumpy on the arse and yes potholes are a nightmare, but the car manages fine.
     
  11. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    mph or kph? MPH would be sweet :)
     
  12. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Yeah sorry 70mph.
     
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