Written on: 24/03/2003 by poontang.
mine goes 0-60 in 9.0 seconds, which is good for a 1.4 8v engine,handling is really good, and they look nice standard
if you get a bad one, you can get a lot of problems as they are old cars, and the parts are hard to get a hold of
this car is great fun, you've got 100 bhp in a car that weighs 850 kg, this means it is very nippy for what it is, very responsive steering, i have beat vtr's and ax-gt's on countless occassions. although you can't get near gti's you can surprise cars with bigger enginesoff the line, like a bmw 318, and also often embarrass big cars around bends. my xsi had 115,000 miles when i got it, and don't get me wrong thats a lot, but i have had it for 4,000 miles now and no major problems, if you do get one with a lot of miles i recommend oil changes at least every 5k, and its better to get one with a reconditioned gear box as they are a major fault, and also don't take the handling for granted as i spun mine once around a roundabout going 70 mph
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