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I wish we had the T Sport that was in UK/Europe. The XRS does not compare (IMHO)

It kinda looks like the Toyota Matrix - you know how Europeans love their "hot hatch". 

 

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Yup. Pretty impressive. Still, I'm waiting for power numbers on the 2.0. Hope they do a US turbo at some point... 2.0 turbos are hanging around 300 horsepower these days, but 200 honest horsepower is MORE than enough for a car of that size and weight, and now they have the suspension (it seems) to handle it.

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I figure the 2.0 has to be at least 160 horsepower now, if it's really new and different. I'd be satisfied with a 150 horsepower that's always there. I don't want a peaky engine with no torque.

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Assuming they only changed the bore or stroke I would not expect much more of a boost. I'd rather see 170 (I'd rather see 200) but I want to be realistic.

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