U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-15-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
38,691 posts, read 87,062,263 times
Reputation: 29357

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axle grease View Post
14.2 isn't 12's or 10's tho, is it? lol....
No, but it's not 16s either. Getting into the 12s with a car that's only a second and some change away right off the showroom floor is a lot easier than one that's currently running in the 16s. I'd bet there's some Accords that are already there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-16-2010, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
2,671 posts, read 5,424,893 times
Reputation: 1165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drover View Post
Nope, I'm not wrong. 0-60 in the 5.8 range and 1/4 around 14.2 is not only possible, but has been done repeatedly. Those are not "ringer" numbers. The V6 Accord has serious guts. So does the V6 Altima for that matter.
Low 14s-high 13s sound about right for these cars these days. Not 12sec out the box. Nitrous oxide or forced induction would be needed to run deep into the 12s. Not impossible, not cheap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
7,780 posts, read 17,854,226 times
Reputation: 2295
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailordave View Post
Since you don't believe the multiple car mags that have done instrument test on the car then why don't you go test drive a V6 Altima for yourself because I doubt you'd believe anyone here unless you do it for yourself.

my neighbor across the street has one. Its a 16 second car. I had to pick her up from the airport last year with it. Its not even *close* to being in the 13's. Take yours to a drag strip and post your results here. I dare you. You will be sadly surprised how slow it is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 05:40 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
7,780 posts, read 17,854,226 times
Reputation: 2295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drover View Post
Nope, I'm not wrong. 0-60 in the 5.8 range and 1/4 around 14.2 is not only possible, but has been done repeatedly. Those are not "ringer" numbers. The V6 Accord has serious guts. So does the V6 Altima for that matter.

take yours to a drag strip and post results here. Otherwise its nothing more then 'I think it can'..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
7,780 posts, read 17,854,226 times
Reputation: 2295
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailordave View Post
2008 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Comparison - Motor Trend
2008 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Specifications - Comparison - Motor Trend
With the 6 speed manual, the Altima does 0-60 in 5.8 seconds and the quarter mile in 14.3 seconds at 101.7 mph. Isn't it very likely that with fatter tires and a bit of tuner modification it could reach 12 seconds?

NOT even close.. These are fwd. The more hp, the less traction.. In fact I have never .. ever.. seen a totally stock Altima/accord/eclipse turn anywhere near C&D's times. Real world times are mid to high 15's with all three of these cars with joe average driving..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 05:46 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
7,780 posts, read 17,854,226 times
Reputation: 2295
Quote:
Originally Posted by iTsLiKeAnEgG View Post
Considering I'm talking from real world experience I'd say my comment is pretty on point.

then post up up time slips and I will apologize..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago
38,691 posts, read 87,062,263 times
Reputation: 29357
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankgn87 View Post
take yours to a drag strip and post results here. Otherwise its nothing more then 'I think it can'..
First, I don't have one. Second, even if I did I wouldn't have to because those numbers have been documented numerous times over the last several model years. Seriously, it's not like this is a matter of opinion or arguable based on differing interpretations of multivariate data. It's a verified, straight-forward fact.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Ohio
2,178 posts, read 7,826,883 times
Reputation: 3890
I thought this thread was about some young man dying. I ain't gone to get into what car was the fastest.
What is the point of arguing over that?
Some of the previous posts prove that some don't realize that a persons life is more important than the elapsed time or top speed of the vehicles involved.
Priortys to the subject matter are definitely screwed up.
Both young men were wrong in their decision to race on a street. It cost one of them his life.
And all some want to talk about is the individual performance of the cars?
That sure says a lot about those people!!!.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 07:27 AM
 
49,181 posts, read 39,637,057 times
Reputation: 30796
I'd rather the street racer guys taking up riding super sport bikes. Then when they crash they are less likely to hurt others. About 2% of those riders die each year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2010, 07:35 AM
 
49,181 posts, read 39,637,057 times
Reputation: 30796
FYI- I don't doubt some of the cars mentioned above really can run those types of 1/4 mile times. Remember, it's just a 1/4 mile in a straight line and top speed isn't quite getting into OMG territory so you just need to strip weight, put in a lot of HP (which isn't that hard anymore) and some fat tires etc. Now having it break down frequently is another story but to each their own.

There at least 2 guys around here that I've heard of that have modded corvettes pulling 800-900hp or more which will most assuredly get you through a 1/4 mile pronto.

Personally, I've found 1/4 mile drag racing puzzling since I was a kid since it just seemed so specific and these guys would build\tune cars just to do a 1/4 mile and have to bring them to the track on a trailer. Just seemed rather pointless to me vs. having a fun\fast car you can actually drive around without breaking down every 100miles.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top