Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 23:56:10 GMT
From: Max Palmer <max0nopsam.net>
Subject: Re: Car & Driver Test of the Viggen


True, I forgot that cars can vary from the factory. Eoin wrote: > Please remember that Car & Driver's numbers are corrected to std. > conditions. They are useful as a comparison against other cars C&D > tests, but not for comparison to an owner's test results on any day > or time unless also corrected to standard conditions. Further, there > are often more car-to-car variations within a model than between > models. > > On Tue, 11 May 1999 00:34:14 GMT, Max Palmer <max0nopsam.net> wrote: > > >The stats in the magazines are never right. With a G-Tech, I clocked my > >mom's Aero with an automatic at 6.2 seconds when the magazine usually says > >6.8-7.0 seconds and my 900s at 7.2 seconds when the magazines usually say > >8.4 seconds. I think the Viggen could easily do 6.0 seconds. > > > >"P.T. Goodman" wrote: > > > >> Haven't read the whole article yet. But C&D tested the Viggen at 6.5 sec > >> to 60 mph. Recognizong that there is more to a Car's performance than a > >> 060 mph time, I still have to ask "where's the beef". For $38,000, I'd > >> have expected more. > >> > >> Hell, put a sport exhaust ond wider throttle body on my 900 Turbo and I > >> can probably get that 0-60 time. With only 400 coming to the states, it > >> probably doesn't make much difference. > >> > >> Disappointed, > >> Pete > > > > Addressable as Bullwinkle in the > commercial domain of mostlysunny

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