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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Audi A5 Prestige 252HP/ 3459#= 7.3HP/100# $56,700
    Audi TT 220HP/ 3186#= 6.9HP/100# $50,548
    Challenger GT 305HP/4108#= 7.4HP/100# $36,700
    Porsche Macan 252HP/ 3902#= 6.5HP/100#

    Adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Yup. Sports Edition. 2.0L turbo four banger. Adjustable air suspension. It loves 1200-1500 rpm.
    Fucker can drag race too. Good thing you're an engineer. I can't do the maintenance and thus could not afford the cost to own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Yup. Sports Edition. 2.0L turbo four banger. Adjustable air suspension. It loves 1200-1500 rpm.
    ???

    A turbo loves low rpms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deplorable View Post
    ???

    A turbo loves low rpms?
    Variable geometry turbos have a wide rpm range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    Fucker can drag race too. Good thing you're an engineer. I can't do the maintenance and thus could not afford the cost to own.
    Porsches are easy to work on. It's a VW engine, the hood is huge so access is tremendous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deplorable View Post
    ???

    A turbo loves low rpms?
    Yup. Under mild acceleration it consistently upshifts to 1200 rpm; climb a hill and it keeps that speed easily. I set it on cruise climbing up to Deep Gap on US 421, about a 4 mile climb at 10% grade. At 60mph it downshifts to 6th gear and climbs easily at 2000rpm, at most losing 1 mph increment. My Jeep would do 3000 rpm and you'd have to dial in Sport Mode to prevent it from lagging to 5 under. When I had an Expedition it would need to do 4000rpm to maintain that speed and would not do so with cruise control.

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    I used to be a Ford fellow, yet the entirety of their (Use GBWhatsapp)stuff is fwd except if you're go to the campaign. Had one preceding the Jeep. Gas guzzler. I need littler, deft.

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    Well this is interesting. A friend of mine called me on Saturday to let me know that she is OK, but that she had been driving her Lexus SUV (the big one) on the interstate through Atlanta at 65mph and a BMW sideswiped her doing somewhere between 120-140, being pursued by the police. She ended up in the median facing the other way looking at the front of one of the police cars. The BMW ended up on a tree off the road. Both cars totaled. So now she is car-less. (Except for a classic that she owns, but that can't do for daily driving.)

    Amazingly, the guy driving the BMW had insurance. He's going to need it.

    So this morning I called the dealer where I bought my new Porsche to find out the whereabouts of my old Jeep. They still had it, and have now made a deal to sell it to my friend. She'll get about $15k for the Lexus and the Jeep will cost her about $13.5k.

    Trusty ol' Jeepster stays in the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Variable geometry turbos have a wide rpm range.
    Most autos have four wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Well this is interesting. A friend of mine called me on Saturday to let me know that she is OK, but that she had been driving her Lexus SUV (the big one) on the interstate through Atlanta at 65mph and a BMW sideswiped her doing somewhere between 120-140, being pursued by the police. She ended up in the median facing the other way looking at the front of one of the police cars. The BMW ended up on a tree off the road. Both cars totaled. So now she is car-less. (Except for a classic that she owns, but that can't do for daily driving.)

    Amazingly, the guy driving the BMW had insurance. He's going to need it.

    So this morning I called the dealer where I bought my new Porsche to find out the whereabouts of my old Jeep. They still had it, and have now made a deal to sell it to my friend. She'll get about $15k for the Lexus and the Jeep will cost her about $13.5k.

    Trusty ol' Jeepster stays in the family.
    Great.

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    Exactly 12 days and the dealer made a nice chunk of change on the trade. Oh well, they have a business to run....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fentoine Lum View Post
    Most autos have four wheels.
    Not if you break down in the Bronx.........

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    I love this new car. 2700 miles on her already. Quiet and comfortable, but she flies when I let her. Did my first hand wash yesterday afternoon since it was warm here. I'll be installing a 3M paint protector film at a few key places this week if I have time.
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    I had one of these on the dash of my Jeep for almost 7 years. A simple pendant charm, I snipped off the chain loop and filed it down, then use a trimmed piece of double sided tape to stick it on. When I transferred all my gear into the Porsche I used a piece of dental floss to remove it, placed into an envelope and then immediately lost it. I searched for days, gave up and ordered an exact replacement.

    Looks good on the console just ahead of the shifter.
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