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Old 11-27-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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This may sound like a strange question, but I'm just curious what percentage of people have.

I own two cars, an 08 Altima and a Corvette. I've never floored either one. Seems like, why would I put this stress on the car for no reason?
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Sell the Vette...
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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There is no stress. That is what they are designed to do. If you are afraid to "goose it" every once in a while maybe you should be driving a schwin.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I've tried not to do it when they've been new but yes, I've floored all my vehicles. Sometimes you just have to any number of reasons (accident avoidance being one) and you also need to know exactly what the vehicle can and will do. Such as: is there hesitation or a propensity for the rear end to break loose.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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I floored my 73 Vega a few times. ..
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Which engine does your Altima have?
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted by mshultz View Post
Which engine does your Altima have?
The 4 cyl with the CVT automatic trans.
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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Floor it every time the cops put their lights on!
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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Wow ... Just WOW !

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard (preferably safely on a closed track) ... And of course maintained properly.

Track time with a Ferrari 458: Track time with a Ferrari 458 - YouTube

No that is not me, but I have done that in Vegas. Sports cars are like athletes or like the human body ... you need to work them hard ... make some sweat!! Good for the muscles & good for the car.

PS Happy Thanksgiving to all !!! Be thankful we live in a country where you can do pretty much what you want !!
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Happen all the time. Every engine needs to clear out its throat once in a while. It is very healthy.
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