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So, is your car fast?

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walsh

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570 posts

65 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Simple opinion, Doesn't matter if you own a Lambo or a Micra. Do you (or perhaps your friends) consider your car to be fast?

Id find it interesting to see where the middle ground is.

Ill start, Bmw 528i. It's quick enough, but not a "fast car".

Over to you.

Huntsman

5,105 posts

156 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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No, its not fast, its an '83 520i.

danjama

3,492 posts

48 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I would say my car is fast, and people who have been in it in the short time ive had it have agreed. Though obviously i agree there are much, much faster cars out there.

1995 mr2 btw.

Matt UK

10,728 posts

106 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The Passat is not fast - in fact it is juusssstttt on the acceptable side of adequate for the daily hack.

The Caterham I would say accelerates quickly, corners quickly, stops quickly and feels quick at normal speeds.
A pretty low top speed due to the gearing, diff and aerodynamics, but yes, on balance I class it as 'fast'.

eta, the wife's Auris is not even adequate - in fact it is so slow and feels such hard work on the motorway that I actually hate the bloody thing.

okie592

2,711 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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its a focus 1.8

no, its slow
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g3org3y

10,597 posts

97 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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E36 328i. Compared to the majority of cars on the road, yes. I'd say fairly quick.

DaveH23

1,702 posts

76 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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106 GTi wouldn't say fast but its bloody good fun.

Marf

22,907 posts

147 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Yes

MR2 Turbo - 230bhp/tonne.

ViperDave

4,106 posts

159 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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7m22s lap time of the N'ring. The car that is, me not so much.

diddly

91 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Define "fast" i.e acceleration, 0-60 etc.etc. I have a Ford Mondeo Estate. I had it at max Leptons at J8,M25 when I met an unmarked Audi; should have known better being in Bandit country but yes,at that time my Dad taxi was "fast!!!" BTW he was an basolut gent by giving me his best glare then going after the mid-lane hoggers!! Phew!

bamberwell

1,266 posts

68 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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s2000 so not really...not compared to my bike anyway smile

555 Paul

577 posts

55 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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E46 M3 and I'd classify it as quick and not fast, my espace on the other hand..... biggrin

firman

1,399 posts

99 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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E36 328 tourer is distinctly average I guess, can keep up but no world beater.
SLK230 Kompressor again not lightning fast but goes well for an auto.

AndyBrew

2,750 posts

125 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Yes, very

Keyser Soze

16,086 posts

97 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Against a lot of the cars on this site, not particularly

Against the majority of the cars I see on my daily commute, yeah faster than a good 80% of them I reckon

Mazda 6 MPS

steviejasp

1,508 posts

71 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Cerbera 4.5 quite nippy

Robb F

4,310 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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AndyBrew said:
Yes, very
Well of course it is, its a 2.0 litre turbodiesel.

Herman Toothrot

6,342 posts

104 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Weekend runabout / current track car fast enough ~200bhp/tonne. Proper track car 360bhp/tonne, thats fast. Daily rider 370bhp/tonne thats fast, weekend rider 685bhp/tonne - thats proper quick smile

PaulGT3

183 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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1998 MR2 GT-Tbar - Not really
1997 406 2.1TD - God no!

Leins

4,821 posts

54 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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555 Paul said:
E46 M3 and I'd classify it as quick and not fast, my espace on the other hand..... biggrin
As with this, I think the CSL is pretty quick, but not "can't breath" fast

The Alpina C2.5 will just about keep pace with a modern 520d, and as a friend of mine said: "If it's a couple of decades old and you can feel yourself being pushed back into the seat, it was fast in its day" biggrin