Thanks gents. Yeah I mean it ticks away at 3k revs at 70mph and seems happy enough. I did notice however that up a relatively good incline it was hard to get it to 59mph. Personally I don't mind the lack of speed/oomph, it's more reassurance that those things are the norm! Will say it's a very smooth drive.Hi and welcome,
Like anything it depends what you want with the 1.4.
I am on my second BMax and have now driven the 1.4 variant for 7 years. It is fine
2 up and will cruise all day at 70 on any roads where you can. It can get sluggish if 4 up with luggage and will need to get the boot in to maintain speed on heavy inclines, but if all you want is a car to get from A to B without testing the speed limits then it should be fine. At 20k the engine should be nicely bedded in.