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Feel the need for speed?; On a budget?
Topic Started: Apr 20 2017, 04:21 PM (58 Views)
Jolly
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/twelve-of-the-least-expensive-ways-to-go-150-mph/ss-AAh7GEi?li=BBnb7Kz
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John D'Oh
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They appear to be suggesting I buy a used car that could once go at 150mph, pay around $10K, and then see how fast it can go now.

What could possibly go wrong?
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George K
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While I understand the need for (insert Jeremy Clarkson voice here ->) POWERRRRRRR. I don't understand the need for speed. One of my partners used to say that an underpowered car is a dangerous car. I agree, to the extent that a lot of torque and the ability to accelerate quickly are important. But I don't see the need to go *that* fast. Other than a track, where is it useful?
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Mikhailoh
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I have to agree. In 6x years on this planet I have only been over 100 mph on a public road a handful of times. It's just not useful.

They also lost me when they put that horrid Pontiac GTO travesty in there.
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Jolly
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Fastest I've drove has been about 140. Fastest as a passenger was almost 160 in a Mustang with a 429 Cobrajet.

Either way, a simple bobble and they would have picked me up with a stick and a spoon.
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