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Posted by john stein on January 30, 2000 at 09:44:44:

In Reply to: HUMILIATED - Beaten by a CIVIC - HOW???? (more) posted by NW on January 28, 2000 at 11:48:18:

: Long story short.

: Stoplight race.

: Me: 98 540iA

: Him: 96/97 Civic Si Hatchback (Lowered, tinted, Full
: of stickers, boombox I think)

: Result: Civic stayed ahead of me until about
: 115 km. I passed him but had to immediately stop at the next redlight. F&$%, again, I couldn't overtake him
: until 120 km.

: Results mean that the Civic's 0-60 is faster than my
: car.

: Question?: How is that possible? What kind of
: mods did that guy do to his car? Turbo/Nitrous/Supercharger?

: So, has anyone installed a supercharger yet. I remember
: a post back awhile about someone installing an ESS unit. How is that coming along?

: After this incident, I really,really want one.

: NW

To me, the benefit of driving a car like the 540, auto or stick, is like having a stereo systemt with alot of AMPS. You do NOT have to crank up the volume to appreciate it. In fact, the real benefit is the overall package, and the fact that the reserve is THERE to enjoy. Enjoying does not include racing honda civic. I had an 84 CRX a while back. It was tuned, etc., I can now drive a real car and appreciate it for what it really is. A refined car. I wondered why this car, with all its safety pieces could be so much to insure. No I know. In any case, drive safe.


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