Hasnt owned a car with a cc over 1500 in 20 years( aside from a 3 year break in the US).Something only realised recently when he thought about it.
He also didnt /doesnt drive at motorway speed limits but liked 90 mph as a allways attainable cruising speed or whatever speed he could allways maintain below that
He doesnt have any tickets/penalty point endorsements and does around 12k miles a year.
Citroen ax 1100cc petrol acceleration moderate ,top allways attainable speed ..about 85mph.maximum about 100mph,mpg allways late 40's
Citroen ax diesel(normal aspiration) 1360 cc, 2 of to mid/late 1990s .
Top allways attainable speed 80 mph,maximum circa 100mph.these were ax gt replicas,essentially swopped bumpers and his own personal touch of 3 hella rectangular spotlamps in place of the 2 slot grill.
Mpg was allways late 50s,didnt matter what way the cars were driven.
*Due mainly to the light weight of the car,acceleration was about the same as 1100 cc petrol.
Mid late 90's to 2010
Opel tigra mk1 1.4(2 of them) (under 1400cc).
Heavier car but fairly flew for 1400cc.
Max continuous speed 90mph,top circa 125mph.
acceleration..nothing jaw dropping , but 10 secondish.
mpg usually around 40 but could be pushed lower.
2010-present Megane 1.5 dci(90 bhp, coincidentally the same as the tigra) but with a tuning box fitted.
Heavier car again
..but good in other ways for that.
Top speed circa 120mph,acceleration ,around the same as the tigra(with tuning box). 90 mph continuous easily attainable.
mpg..more dependent on driving style but not below 40 and commonly late 40's.
It probably would be better without the 200lb hes carrying around for ride height appearance
It really is time for him to get a nice relaxing power on demand v6 or similar !