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Re: Kangoo 1.2 powerful enough ?

TBH I had big doubts about dropping from the dCi 150 BHP down to the 110 BHP of the Megane.

I wondered right from the day of purchase will that loss of power be a big issue. I did get used to it, and haven't been too bothered about the loss of 40 BHP.

I guess its just a matter of adjusting your driving style, and not expecting so much.
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Re: Kangoo 1.2 powerful enough ?

My Mrs has had Renault 1.2's for the last .... 11 years

Never had any trouble with them, always been reliable, and she finds it powerful enough for her....god knows I've tried to educate her, and whilst she's relatively happy behind the wheel of my 2.5 turbo , given the choice she'll take her car every time, even on longer runs.

I don't know how the weight of Kangoo stacks up against the Clio and the Modus, but it's worth considering
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Re: Kangoo 1.2 powerful enough ?

Mrs prags current car is a 1.2 polo and that feels fine even to me, the Clio and Modus @ 1.2 also feel fine to me and Mrs prag. Guess it depends what sort of motoring you do

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Re: Kangoo 1.2 powerful enough ?

Thanks for the replies,I think much the same that I would rather have a less stressed larger engine.
I will have another run in one out of town and see if it feels underpowered.


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