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Old 03-07-2005, 08:20 PM
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that's just keepin' up with traffic here dude...

I95 N here to the NH border is mad ...
I can't tell you how many times I have seen state cops going 80+ in the left lane pushing people out of the way. Only the local guys go 65.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:36 PM
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Exactly how fast are those TDI's? They only have 90hp or so stock. Even if you double the power you are still only at 180, a quick little car yes but you can get 300hp now in a luxury Acura. Not to mention a chipped E300D is probably faster.
Couldn't tell ya first hand but from what I have seen, read, and heard...they scoot.
Remember yet again we aren't looking at HP per say, but torque.
I've rode in a new beetle TDI (stock everything) and you have torque like MAD at low RPM...stickshift of course.
Dad has talked of TDI guys rolling up next to him on the freeway, giving them a thumbs up and they showed him a sign that said "its chipped"...barked the tires and took off...dad had the cruise set at 85....
Torquey well geared little boxes that get great mileage 180HP might not seem much to a heavy benz but 180HP to a VW (most any model) is a bit of juice under the hood.
A 16valve 1.8L engine is even peppy...(gas of course)
I was doing some reading and I think they hover around 120-140HP with stock goodies? Not sure...not many people dynoing
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:17 PM
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I guess you could count me into this race too! I just realized my odo is up to 245K just turned today!

I'll guess that by June, or maybe sooner, It'll be there!

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Old 03-07-2005, 11:45 PM
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I should roll the odo over to 318K sometime next week.
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