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#55 of 65 Re: The Chevy Sonic as the New Best Beginner Tuner? [auto_trim]
Dec 06, 2012 (12:16 pm)
I wonder why they didn't tune the engine, output stays the same.
#56 of 65 Re: The Chevy Sonic as the New Best Beginner Tuner? [ateixeira]
Dec 07, 2012 (6:35 am)
Yeah, I think this is purely an aesthetic thing. They see the money to be made from aftermarket accessories and want to tap into to that market.
#57 of 65 Before you start working on tuner cars
Dec 10, 2012 (7:44 am)
You should consider the purpose for which the car is being tuned. If you have a family car, doing expensive engine tuning or adding a bright yellow flame may not be too wise – this is only acceptable in racing and torque cars. Some modifications such as ECU remapping are not reversible and you should therefore be sure that this is what you want.
Before you start working on tuner cars, you should get all the relevant information. There are several sources of information that you can consider. You could get your information on from online forums and other online resources. You could get the information by working with an expert, not necessarily a mechanic, for sometime.
#63 of 65 Sonic versus Accent
Sep 25, 2013 (8:06 am)
There's a recent comparison between the Sonic and the Accent on Hyundai-Forums. In the end, the reviewer icked the Accent as being the better car due to the fact that it is just a better value but the tunability factor clearly goes to the SOnic.
#64 of 65 Re: Sonic versus Accent [rvinyl]
Sep 25, 2013 (10:29 am)
You can do a lot more with a turbo if you're willing to use premium fuel all the time, but the Sonic is heavier, and it's hard to remove weight.
I'd still guess the Sonic is more tuner-friendly.