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Old 08-12-2002, 08:29 PM
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That 2.8L engine has tremendous torque (it's all in the variable valve timing.....!) -- my brother and I test drove one, and it was fabulously fast -- but along with that will have to come a great respect for light foot on the gas, I think.

You may just need to practice very gentle takeoffs -- and have the traction control checked out, too, if you have it, it is supposed to reduce this problem. If I remember correctly, these cars have "remote" throttles -- a servo driven throttle valve. Problems there may cause you to put your foot down further than you think you are.

Peter
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