Very recently purchased a lovely '53 plate 318Ci. Really like the car and just wondered what power increasing mods are worth while? I don't have much money at the moment with being only 19 and sky high insurance but in the long term as I plan on keeping it for at least 3 years while doing my apprenticeship.
I'm not looking at anything crazy, what I can think of at the moment is some sort of upgrade to the air filter/maybe induction kit (don't want it to seem like I'm some sort of chav here...) an aftermarket exhaust and getting it mapped or chipped (not too sure what gains you get out of these as I've only had a diesel before this) Would like to know how these would affect my fuel consumption as well.
So really nothing crazy.
But in the short term as my budget is tight I would love to get it sounding sweet. I don't want anything loud, like I said I'm used to a diesel so as far as making a petrol sound nice I'm not too hot with although it is so nice to hear a petrol when driving now. I'm looking at maybe just a backbox if anybody could recommend something not stupidly loud just a little sportier and has to be an oval tail pipe, love oval! or maybe a cat-back if that's going to affect the sound a lot but like I said not boy racer loud, just sporty and to tidy the back end up as the standard one doesn't look too great imo.
Anyway a lot of jibering on there folks but thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully I'll receive some helpful replies