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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#4028 of 16087 what you would buy with 50k
Jul 25, 2005 (10:15 am)
The Vette can hit 0-60 in 4.2 sec. in the C6 coupe and in the new Z06 that will hit at the end of this year can get 0-60 in 3.4 or 3.6 sec I can't fully remember, but an Evo can't do that. Also an Evo is AWD and thats why it's so fast it will only top out at 155 or so. A Vette is RWD and can top out at 186 for the C6 and 200 for the new Z06. I doubt a Evo can do that, and I had a 1995 Pontiac Trans Am and I havent died yet. My friend had a Vette when he was 16 but his dad sold it and bought him a 2002 Pontiac Ws-6 and he isn't dead. I'm an American Muscle man but I hate Vipers and Mustangs. But I'm quite fond of Lexus,nissan,and Subaru. I like Acura but the TL was a mistake, it is a 270 H.P. FWD. They put tire that are more wide on the back than the front, plus it has really bad torque steer. The car is pretty though. I like STI but there to showy 300 H.P. but no top speed like the Evo It can handle good and take off good but nothing stands close to thew Vette for the price. I like the STI better than the Evo though. Oh, and go to MotorTrend.com and look up fastest vettes they have a C5 that can hit 0-60 in 1.97 sec. and can top out at 226 MPH.
#4029 of 16087 Re: what you would buy with 50k [brandonh961]
Jul 25, 2005 (10:45 am)
Like your post, except for the statement: I like Acura but the TL was a mistake, it is a 270 H.P. FWD. They put tire that are more wide on the back than the front, plus it has really bad torque steer.
Rear tires are not larger than the front, and while the torque is significant on a 6MT from standing position, it's not significant on downshifts and others' have commented it's not severe on the automatics.
#4030 of 16087 Re: what you would buy with 50k [brandonh961]
Jul 25, 2005 (10:48 am)
Great post! But I don't think the TL was a mistake, it sells well, handles well, and pretty quick. Plus CR and C & D noticed no torque steer in the AT. I know, AT ain't cool, but so what.
#4031 of 16087 Re: what you would buy with 50k [brandonh961]
Jul 25, 2005 (6:01 pm)
"Oh, and go to MotorTrend.com and look up fastest vettes they have a C5 that can hit 0-60 in 1.97 sec. and can top out at 226 MPH."
But that wouldn't be street legal...at least here.
#4032 of 16087 Re: what you would buy with 50k [kdshapiro]
Jul 25, 2005 (6:16 pm)
My TL can be street illegal at any time. I don't need a vette to break the law.
#4033 of 16087 Re: what you would buy with 50k [kdshapiro]
Jul 25, 2005 (6:39 pm)
More than that...how much were the mods to that car?
I think he missed the point than STi is a sub 5 second car right now. With a few k in mods it'll get down to that 4 second mark. And be at least 10k cheaper than a vette.
#4035 of 16087 what would you buy with 50k
Jul 26, 2005 (4:49 pm)
Yea the STI can seat 5, it's fast, and it's pretty It also has has 300 H.P. but Subaru put everything they could put on it. Turbocharged, cold air intake, mass air flow sensor, so you can't put 10K in it unless you to bore and stroke it and put NOS in it. So it really isn't worth it when you can have an awesome sports car without having to take the life of the car away, and having a Vette gives you a whole new level of respect...
#4036 of 16087 topic
Jul 26, 2005 (4:58 pm)
Folks, let's get back to our subject vehicles - they are listed at the top of this page in the "What is this discussion about?" line.
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Jul 27, 2005 (12:34 pm)
Pat, the corvette is Chevy's only performance vehicle, and with a hard-top, you could say its got 3 doors. So I think it fits right in with our entry level performance sedan.
C'mon, Pat - work with me!!!!