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ten faster American cars

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by vfx, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    #1 vfx, Jun 17, 2011
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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    What is bogus about it?

    Well, this make me cringe:
    Since when is 17mpg city "better than adequate"?

    Well I suppose if you compare it to the 12MPG they quote for the Grand Cherokee SRT8 it seems like an improvement, but both 'suck' bigtime compared to 100MPGe+.

     
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    Why is the Roadster listed last when it clearly should be near the top? Every other car is listed in order by 0-60 time.

    Why do they call it "uncomfortable"? Obviously whoever did the article has never driven one, because personally I find it very comfortable.

    "Accessories like headlights" use ridiculously tiny amounts of power and aren't relevant to the range.

    Driving with a heavy foot, okay I'll give you that but I still get over 200 km with my rather weighty foot.

    In short, why the heck can't people do just a little research before they criticize something?
     
  4. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    They listed them descending by top speed.
     
  5. vfx

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    Here is what I found.
    Two of them you can't buy.
    Two are over five second 0-60 (who cares if they are 6 cylinders)
    Roadster is by far the most expensive (though the GT ws up there)
     
  6. SByer

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    Ok, but out of those, how many can you do their optimum 0-60 time 100 times in a row without doing serious damage to the car? Hmm?

    Meh. Craptastic list.
     
  7. toutizes

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    Still, the last line...

    "The V-8 may be dying but we have something better coming along to replace it."


    Hear, hear!
     
  8. tennis_trs

    tennis_trs 2010 2.0 Roadster Sport

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    Which two, Ford GT and Tesla (in the USA, once the existing new ones have been sold)?
     
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    Well you can still buy a Tesla... They mention in the copy that the Viper as not for sale either.
     
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    Ah the old fast (top speed) vs quick (acceleration).

    But if the standard is top speed, then the Tesla probably wouldn't even be in the running. There's probably plenty of cars that can top 125mph.
     
  11. smorgasbord

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    For starters, there are only 9 cars listed.

    Anyway, here's a better list Wikipedia: Fastest Cars by Acceleration

    The Roadster Sport comes in 69th. But then, the Tesla is perhaps the only one in which mere mortals can achieve the quoted acceleration, although some of the cars employ a "launch control" mode that greatly helps (It shaves 0.5 seconds off the Nissan GT-R time, for instance).
     
  12. vfx

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    The Roadster needs certain prep as well (Full charge, hot battery, etc.) but the pricing is also worth noting.
     

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