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    Default What's the 5th and 6th gear pull like on the corsa vxr?

    Hi, potential vxr buyer here wanting to find out as much as possible about a couple of cars I'm looking at. One of which is the corsa. Love everything about it apart from the fuel economy. I currently drive a 1.2 sxi and apart from being incredibly slow fifth gear is pretty much unuseable.
    The one thing I've been unable to find out is how the 5th and 6th gear pull on the vxr. Also how much improvement would I get with a stage 1 remap??

    Thanks for any help
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlepace View Post
    Hi, potential vxr buyer here wanting to find out as much as possible about a couple of cars I'm looking at. One of which is the corsa. Love everything about it apart from the fuel economy. I currently drive a 1.2 sxi and apart from being incredibly slow fifth gear is pretty much unuseable.
    The one thing I've been unable to find out is how the 5th and 6th gear pull on the vxr. Also how much improvement would I get with a stage 1 remap??

    Thanks for any help
    Dan
    5th/6th gear are not really for aggressive driving. Yes they do pull but not like 2nd/3rd/4th.

    Wouldn't bother with a stage 1 map, either leave standard or go stage 3

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    5th will probably feel like 3rd does in your 1.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by u33db View Post
    5th will probably feel like 3rd does in your 1.2

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    4th is best on a standard Corsa Vxr i always thought

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    3rd was always my favourite. 20-77 joining a motorway.

    5th i mainly used for 40mph cruising

    6th for motorway

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    6th all the time. Economy ftw
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    Quote Originally Posted by w20adm View Post
    6th all the time. Economy ftw
    Lol! I find when driving my Mrs corsa you can stick it in 6th at 30mph all day long and don't have to change down to accelerate away. Picks up pretty well to be fair.

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    The pull is still pretty good. Stage 1 with the injectors is good - especially if you don't want to get another exhaust and intercooler. Not sure why people say just go stage 3 - as it's not an option / not for everyone (additional stress on engine / reliability etc)

    With stage 1 the pull is still pretty surprising in higher gears!

    With regards to your note on fuel - if you are worrying about economy then maybe you should look at the diesel version!

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    i would say 6th gear pull is enough at 70 on motorway to easily overtake without dropping to 5th..
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