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3 cylinders

Post by Colin Lambert » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:51 am

Has anyone driven a Skoda 3 cylinder engined Fabia?
if so what thoughts? They claim it is ultra smooth with a 'Sporty sound'.
If so they have beaten other manufacturers apparently. Rumour has it that other 3 cylinder engines are rough and like a bag of nails?
http://www.skoda.co.uk/news/skoda-fabia ... onsumption
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Re: 3 cylinders

Post by Daddy Pig » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 am

We had a VW UP - more than happy with it, slightly noisy but not a show stopper.
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Re: 3 cylinders

Post by Swindiaq » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:20 pm

My 2015 Pug 108 is a 3-cyl 1.0. Sounds awesome but doesn't have the power to match. The idle is a bit lumpy but in drive it is same as any other.
I was surprised to read the Pug 5008 (supposed Kodiaq rival) has the 1.2 129bhp 3-cyl lump. Trying too hard to undercut other SUV's on cost, at the expense of the 'Sports' element of an SUV.

Sorry, went a bit off topic there. No I have not driven the aforementioned Fabia ;)
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Re: 3 cylinders

Post by Plodd » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:27 pm

We have a Citigo with a 3 cylinder engine.
Very economical and sounds quite sporty too.
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Re: 3 cylinders

Post by Colin Lambert » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:46 am

I suppose the 'sporty' note is caused by unequal Exhaust beats, rather like the Scooby boxer. (second best exhaust note after a V8!)
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Re: 3 cylinders

Post by Lord Muck » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:43 am

We've got a 3 cylinder diesel corsa at work and it's the worst god awful piece of crap ever created.
When starting from cold it sounds like steam engine starting and not much better when warm.
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Re: 3 cylinders

Post by Colin Lambert » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:02 am

I would agree with that. I had a 3pot Corsa as a loan car once. Boy was I glad to see the back of it. absolute garbage.
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