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Old 08-25-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Dude your car is Slow as F*****K, and the one in the video below is a 2.0L version OMMMGGG i know for you that extra 200cc surely is too much to handle


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9POokptovRo

Perhaps it's fast for UK and Europe standards hahahahahahaaaa

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Old 08-25-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Here it is.... Designed in France and made in England. Not available outside of Europe. I did have the Mk 1 one Toyota Avensis which also had excellent performance and fuel consumption that went to around 145,000 miles and consumed little engine oil using fully synthetic engine oil from new.



I emphasise the top speed as many here think only cars with 6 to 8 cylinders and lots and lots of litres, or a 4 cyl with a turbo, can go fast. Americans are being conned into buying large polluting engines, and large cars (look at those ugly pickups!) that obviously consume the earth's oil resources and pollute. There are cars of similar size to mine that have similar performance and better mpg.

Cars with fast, reliable and economical engines are made in the world - normal sized cars. You are being short changed. Hopefully all will change soon with electric traction motors and small Wankel range extenders and all this V this engine, and V that engine, will be a thing of the past.

In the UK you pay an annual road license based on the cars emissions, not size - how much it pollutes. The Prius, Vauxhall Ampera (Chevy Volt) are currently rated zero - you pay nothing. The more the pollution the more you pay. A good system.
But your car is slow. 9.4 secs 0-62 MPH. That is barely faster than a Prius.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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There is a difference between being what you called "conned" and driving what you want to drive. Your car wouldn't satisfy an 80 year old women going to church on Sunday.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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Listen, he is from Europe. Of course he is more sophisticated than us dirty Americans. That's just how it is. At least that's what the European marketing people have brain washed him. Just let him be
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: London
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There is a difference between being what you called "conned" and driving what you want to drive. Your car wouldn't satisfy an 80 year old women going to church on Sunday.
Do they go at 125mph? Wow!
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: London
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There is a difference between being what you called "conned" and driving what you want to drive. Your car wouldn't satisfy an 80 year old women going to church on Sunday.
You WANT to drive a large engine because marketing men told you. You NEED to drive a proper car with a proper engine.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: London
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But your car is slow. 9.4 secs 0-62 MPH. That is barely faster than a Prius.
Mid acceleration keeps me up with them all. That is just one car and one maker and a new set of engines are being fitted.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: London
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Perhaps it's fast for UK and Europe standards hahahahahahaaaa
Your wallowing tanks would be in a ditch quickly on the roads I drive on.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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You WANT to drive a large engine because marketing men told you. You NEED to drive a proper car with a proper engine.
You want to drive a small engine car because YOUR marketing men told you to (and your tax men force you to). Please, you really don't know what you're talking about so STOP TALKING!!!
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Your wallowing tanks would be in a ditch quickly on the roads I drive on.
I've driven on your roads. You're full of ****.
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