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      01-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Drives: Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Indiana

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Honestly numbers are just that- numbers. It's easy to sit there and compare the overall specs and say "well this car is better because it stops 60-0 in 5ft less, or does the 1/4 mile in 0.3 sec less".

The fact of the matter is that in reality, there's so many more things that go into how a car drives that the car magazines almost don't mean a whole lot to me, IMO, and much of the things these magazines say is very subjective.

For instance, just because a car is faster in the 1/4 mile doesn't mean you won't lose a race to a slower car (in the 1/4 mile) on the highway or something. These numbers also don't mean a whole lot by how fast the car feels.. Even if it's slower, it might "feel" faster, due to gearing and/or torque at certain RPM's. Also, two people could drive the exact same car and one person might say the steering is too heavy, and another person might say it feels just right.
- Wes
2007 BMW M Coupe
2016 VW GTI