These cars are both 2002 model but I suspect the engines have remained fairly similar during production.
I was wondering if anyone has experience of running cars with both of these engines. My wife has the 1.6 and I have the 1.8. The pickup of the 1.6 seems so much better than the 1.8. Only in 3rd gear and over (and at above 4000 revs) does the 1.8 seems to out perform the 1.6. I have spoken to vauxhall and it seems this is down to characteristics of the engines (different management systems etc.). Can anybody offer any other information this subject.