I am currently driving a 2001 automatic Vitz 1000 cc and I would like to buy a 2005 automatic Passo (more room as a I now have a family).
I'm happy with my Vitz fuel consumption, I get about 12.5 - 14 km per liter. I only drive in the city (lots of traffic most of the time) and with the AC always turned on.
I do feel that the 1000 cc engine provides too little power sometimes. Even when I'm driving alone, the car really struggles to pass another car or drive up hill, even on gentle slopes.
Also, I park outside under the sun and on hot summer days, the AC takes a lot of time to cool the car. If I'm driving a short distance, by the time the car is cooling I'm already arriving at my destination.
Will a 1300 Passo perform much better than a 1000 cc on both issues (power and AC)?