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walsh

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490 posts

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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

4,295 posts

134 months

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No, its not fast, its an '83 520i.

danjama

1,766 posts

26 months

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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

9,268 posts

84 months

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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

2,405 posts

51 months

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its a focus 1.8

no, its slow
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g3org3y

9,019 posts

75 months

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

DaveH23

1,248 posts

54 months

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106 GTi wouldn't say fast but its bloody good fun.

Marf

22,907 posts

125 months

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Yes

MR2 Turbo - 230bhp/tonne.

ViperDave

3,696 posts

137 months

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7m22s lap time of the N'ring. The car that is, me not so much.

diddly

90 posts

145 months

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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

1,244 posts

46 months

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s2000 so not really...not compared to my bike anyway smile

555 Paul

367 posts

33 months

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

firman

1,395 posts

77 months

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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

2,744 posts

103 months

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Yes, very

Keyser Soze

13,842 posts

75 months

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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

1,408 posts

49 months

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Cerbera 4.5 quite nippy

Robb F

4,140 posts

55 months

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AndyBrew said:
Yes, very
Well of course it is, its a 2.0 litre turbodiesel.

Herman Toothrot

5,650 posts

82 months

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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

159 posts

56 months

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1998 MR2 GT-Tbar - Not really
1997 406 2.1TD - God no!

Leins

2,641 posts

32 months

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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
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