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Old 08-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Mustang Dave View Post
Most performance car enthusiasts ass-u-me performance cars have a "sweet spot" around 75 MPH.
I've seen statements to that effect so many times I was beginning to wonder if maybe it was true.

My relative lack of experience with big displacement, high torque engines (with the single exception of my first car - in which I never paid attention to fuel consumption) had me doubting common sense.

Not any more!

(PS - my Firefly is a "performance car" of a different kind - high efficiency is high performance! I don't like that "fast" = the only kind of "performance".)
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