el--lobo said:Its all down to personal preference, I'd test both if your not sure.
I have the 1.6hdi and after coming from a civic 2.2 type s I was a little underwhelmed.
I have had a remap it has made a huge difference from 110 to 140ish hp and nm from 270 to 320 I enjoy the drive better plus I'm getting better fuel something else I found disappointing.
Your car is designed to tow a near 1500kg load up a 1:3 hill in 45c with dust on poor quality fuel and no side effects - if you drive like that most of the time a remap isn't a good idea; however, if you occasionally boot your car from a roundabout with your foot to the floor for 5-10 seconds once a journey then that's not really going to ever push the performance parameters type-approved cars have been designed for. My A2 is mapped (and declared) and has been for 8 years, it has never caused a side effect that are negative and I rarely spend any time 'pushing' the car but I no longer need to change down on the motorway to catch up with traffic, steep hills or so on. Whilst I do occasionally 'boot it' most of the time it allows me to travel around in a higher gear and so overall my economy wasn't affected post remap but performance was changed; where it used to hit a brick wall at 3000rpm it now pulls to the red line at 5000rpm (safer overtaking) for the rare occasions I do it. Mine was rolling-road tested, a generic map put on and then adapted to suit the specific characteristics.MSH said:As regards remapping, I always ask myself the question, if remapping can give both better performance AND economy why don't Citroen tune it that way initially. Isn't there some downside somewhere? Can't answer this myself.