Are 1.4 engines good?
This kind of engine could be good if, for example, you use your car for work in and around a town or city, but often find yourself making longer trips to see clients or customers further afield.
Is a 1.4 litre engine good for motorway?
Frequent motorway trips
If so, you’ll need an engine sized from 1.4 litres to 2.0 litres, because you’ll be on the motorway network a great deal. Bigger engines can better handle the rigours of the motorway – such as overtaking.
Is a 1.4 engine good for first car?
Most cars with an engine bigger than 1.4 Litres should be struck off your list of cars due to incredibly high insurance costs for a first driver, especially if you are 17 or 18 and getting your first car.
Is a 1.4 litre turbo engine good?
A 1.4-litre turbo will give the power of a 2.0-litre engine on demand, but the fuel economy of a 1.4 when taking things easy. So it’s the best of both worlds, and goes right through to new turbo engines in Porsches and Ferraris.
What is the best engine size?
The optimal engine size depends on what kind of usage the car will see. Small engine cars (1L – 1.9L) tend to be the most economical and are typically best for city driving, while vehicles with large or turbocharged engines burn more fuel whilst boast higher specifications.
What is the difference between a 1.4 and 1.6 engine?
The number 1.4, 1.6 etc. refer to the cubic capacity of the cylinders in the engine. The higher the number, the bigger and (generally) more powerful the engine is. It is not ALWAYS true because of things like turbo chargers, but it is a good guide.
What size engine is good for a first car?
Richard advises keeping the engine size low, for example 1200cc or less, to keep the insurance and tax costs down. Age – brand new cars are often unaffordable for first time car buyers so if you’re buying a second hand car, make sure you check the mileage.