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Old 07-11-2009, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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....another reckoning of an Accord!

So I live close to the New Hampshire border and I was driving (with 5 people in the car by the way) and this cocky guy in his new Honda Accord sped right up on my back bumper. I let him see my 1998 328i for a few seconds until a hit 5000rpm in 3rd gear and then it was magic!.................

HE DISAPPEARED!

Its funny how people in their Honda Accord's think they know a thing or 2 about speed.

If anyone has any other Honda Accord reckoning tales please share!
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was coming up to a red light, so I slowed down, and this Accord pulls onto the road beside me and speeds up, then notices the red light.

Well, we both are down to about 30 when it turns green, and he punches it. I down shift to 2nd, and blow by him.

Might I add I was at work, so I was driving a 2002 Saturn SL1.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LOL!

That adds a bit of sting to it!
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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lol i love it!

Out where i live it seems that all the people that know nothing about driving just go and get an Accord and throw some rims on it, any color (i saw an Accord yesterday with bright red rims and a tan paint job) and you cant forget that classic Accord Ebay exhaust! Sounds like a weed-whacker is driving down the road

And just to let everyone know....im not the type of driver that goes looking for races either....if someone is dumb enough to want to race me then i show them what a BMW is all about...and then they learn why it really is the Ultimate Driving Machine
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Accords are really nice cars that have decent enough power and handling for the money, but it is fun to embarrass the occasional Accord driver who thinks his car is equal to a BMW.
A few weeks ago I accellerated away from one as we both went for a freeway merge. As I slowed for the curving transition ramp he decided to try another run at me, so I eased her up to 100 MPH (on a curve that my Civic would take at 80 MPH max) knowing this would be enough speed to watch him fade in my mirrors, and yet was still quite comfortable in the Bimmer! He gave up after that!
That being said, the V-6 Accords are pretty quick, although they must be governed at 120, because I passed one at 125 once and she had nothing for me. That, or she just got scared when she realized how fast she was going and gave it up!
V-6 Nissans and Infinities are even quicker, so I don't even mess with them, although once again when battling for a turn lane I did manage to outrun a Maxima, mostly after the turn. It's mostly about getting a quick advantage on the street, and making these guys think they don't have a chance when they are really driving a more powerful car.
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Wow I never thought a nissan would have more power. Most of my friends have hondas, we all hang out together and what not. Theres a prelude, crx, del sol, and a vrt. Of course I have the most fun with RWD, but the vrt pulls pretty hard on me. That and the top speed of my car is like 130 so the prelude usually pulls away around 110.
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I had an accord try to keep up with me in some corners. There's a place near my house where the police put up a sign that posts your speed. Needless to say, I take pride in making it not register when I take the turn (I believe it maxes out at 40MPH). This Accord tried to keep up with me though that same turn and all I saw it do in my rear view was almost under steer off the road.

It pays not to only have a BMW in this case, but also one with a nicely modified suspension.
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+1 on the modified suspension. People around here lower their accords by cutting the springs . I have yet to see one that can keep up with me in the corners.
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This was when I had the 535:

I had a 2001ish V6 sedan one try to pass me from one set of lights and he couldn't. So at the next set he pulls up next to me, I guess hoping my previous 2nd gear pull was a fluke or something.

The opposing lights went yellow, I kept it at about 4000 rpm, the light went green, I slipped the clutch and pretty much left him about 2 cars back by the time I cleared the intersection. It really was no contest from the very beginning but because he tried to be all smug and take me by surprise I felt I had a point to prove and ran 3rd gear up to about 85, leaving only my carbon dioxides for him to enjoy.
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+1 on the modified suspension. People around here lower their accords by cutting the springs . I have yet to see one that can keep up with me in the corners.
I'm still amazed by the amount of people who cut their springs. I know money is hard to come by these days with the economy, but that's no excuse to ruin your ride as well as completely throw off the balance of your suspension.

Alot of people don't even know about the concept of spring rates and how a suspension even works in general, so I guess it's not that much of a surprise.

I love seeing Honda's with cut springs bounce and roll over speed bumps and pot holes. That's the tell tale sign someone took a torch to those factory springs.
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The cutting of springs is nothing short of mind boggling ignorance.
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I was playing with a Brand new Buick Lucerne on our way into Las Vegas yesterday. I would let him go, then blow by him and watch him try to catch up. It got very trafficky at Stateline, so we chilled in traffic and waited while he darted in and out like an ass. Once it opened up again I did one more hard flyby at 120, then backed it down waiting for his response. He gave up, but not before rolling his window down to show us his IQ!
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"Why did you spend so much money on a new suspension when you could have just cut the springs and achieved the same result?" is what people ask me all the time. I don't feel like explaining so I usually tell them "Because it's a BMW."
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"Why did you spend so much money on a new suspension when you could have just cut the springs and achieved the same result?" is what people ask me all the time. I don't feel like explaining so I usually tell them "Because it's a BMW."
Haha, I would have just said because I'm not a freaking idiot and left it at that...
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"Why did you spend so much money on a new suspension when you could have just cut the springs and achieved the same result?" is what people ask me all the time. I don't feel like explaining so I usually tell them "Because it's a BMW."
i don't think that really warrants a response...just walk away.
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