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Old 01-22-2024, 05:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A friend of mine recently came over from the 'States. He's a car enthusiast and likes big engines, and after driving on New Zealand roads, he was pretty much in agreement with me that, with the low speed limits, twisty roads, and general road manners people have about merging, high horsepower is largely unnecessary and perhaps often even unusable here. Lots of sub-1.5L sub-100hp cars can't actually stretch their legs here because they're on the brakes before getting halfway up the tach.
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