Hmm... Very new car, lots of miles though... NBRs thoughts?

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  1. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, my dad's Marquis must be running on half cylinders then, because i can floor it and my mom's 4 cylinder Sienna is faster and has better accel (from my estimates from usage)
    Now my uncles Audi S4... thats another story.
    Or my grandpa' 'vette :D

    (love driving the family's cars)
     
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    Nothing wrong with 4cyc's! They great engines that can get up and go when you need them to! :)
     
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    Oh, haha, sorry, i was kidding. xD


    It's a V8 and is firing in all 8 cylinders :p
     
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    Yeah, I was just saying. ;)

    That V8 must be a gas-guzzler. :p
     
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    Well, i calculated it...


    His car gets 7 mpg city, and 10 highway
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    That's horrible!
     
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    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yep.

    This is where we pray for cash for clunkers :)
     
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    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That, or he's done something else unfriendly to it. I regularly chew up all manner of "hot" cars in my Grand Marquis, and have pushed it through a mean S-curve exiting off the LIE while passing some meathead (while we were both in the exit ramp) in his new Acura like he was standing still.

    Mind you, there's plenty of cars out there that, if driven properly, would relegate me back to granpa status, but for the most part, they just aren't driven properly (which is a crying shame, in my book; if you can't drive a car properly, then you don't deserve to own it).
     
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    Idk, all i know, is that it never was very powerful, unlike every other v8 i have driven.

    I know he has had a head-gasket go, and at one point only had 4 cylinders fireing (bad spart plugs), but that was all fixed a long time ago...
    The only "current" problem is the cadilitic converter, and MAYBE and o2 sensor...

    But my dad never treated that car right... He never had routine matinence done, he just changed oil every 5k miles and replaced what needed ot be reaplaced months after it should ahve been :(


    Spelling was terrible there, but i frankly dont feel like fixing it... fyi :p
     
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    Every car that I've ever driven, for whatever reason, has never had the power that it used to have, after a head gasket/head job had been done to the motor.
     
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