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Got my XXX Kicked by a Ford Focus this morning...
« on: July 15, 2005, 04:58:52 PM »
I roll up to the freeway on ramp this morning next to a Ford Focus. Thinking I want to get on the highway first I pounce on the throttle as soon as the light turns green....

Ford Focus leaps about 1/2 a car length out and holds me off all the way up the ramp...Running for all its worth I had no chance of catching him....we must have been going at least 65 by the time we hit the highway.....darn 6 cyl Jeep Grand Cherokee.....I wish my new torque converter would get here so I can drive my Audi again;-) :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 05:03:16 PM »
Ok, you got me - totally fell for it! :D
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 05:03:16 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005, 05:08:59 PM »
Was it a yellow one?  This one perhaps:

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005, 05:10:17 PM »
On a sadder note, I got my butt handed to me by an early current decade (let's name it for ease!) Honda Accord.  Complete with twin grapefruit shooters, and all kinds of banners that said "HONDA" on them.  It was two Hispanic kids, probably early 20s, and he was right behind me on the intersection of Evans & High St (where Jerusalem is), going east towards University.  He revved, I didn't...light went green, so I pulled hard, being the first car in line.  He kept up with me the entire way to University...don't know if he would have beaten me, but I definitely would not have beaten him.  A humbling experience...especially since my friend was in the car and I had been talking voluminous amounts of crap about the car as soon as it appeared in my rear view.  Lesson learned, time for a Lotus.

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 05:26:45 PM »
Welcome to my world, hell people on bicycles beat me off the line.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 05:28:08 PM »
that's about how I felt driving the 1.8 on the drive last weekend. It decided to not have boost that day and I was getting passed by everyone - even casual drivers not in our group! :(
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005, 12:08:27 AM »
Aw it isn't that bad to get beaten by a focus.  My first time out at second creek, I was lapping at what I thought was a pretty good pace while driving my wife's 330i.   then I got passed by a focus.  

of course it was rick snyder piloting that focus.  but still.

at least following him taught me a lot about a better line around that track.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2005, 12:59:12 AM »
Quote from: "hotani"
Ok, you got me - totally fell for it! :D


Yeah, same.  I was thinking you were about to tell us about some RSI Focus or something like that.   :evil:
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2005, 03:53:25 AM »
Quote from: "ianacole"
Was it a yellow one?  This one perhaps:



Hey, our car looks a little better than that now. That pic was from last year.

Here's an updated one at a recent autocross.



And check out the hood vents that my brother just DIY'd the other day! He says he actually can feel the engine breath a little better. I don't know about that but heat definitely comes pouring out of those vents!



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