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Old 06-29-2005, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my freinds and i last night were coming back from California Pizza Kitchen and we hit a red light and i decide to pull up next to my freind who has three people in his car including himself while i have only one. We pull up and joke around and waiting for it to go green. Know this is the part where i tell you what car he has. This has to be the biggest upset ever possible. I have a 1993 318is automatic and he has a 1987 toyota Camry. I know, so i even decide to put it in manual gear and shift it myself and i know my car isn't a race car but how in the hell did i loose to that shit. I will never forget this so this is why i realize i want a manual. But i dont know what i want. If you know how in the hell i lost tell me please.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow..... I'm guessing 2 things...

A- you have serious problems with your car.

B- you don't know how to drive.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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pushing the gas pedal(the one on the right) in means "go"
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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pushing the gas pedal(the one on the right) in means "go"
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also you have a 318... not exactly a car built for speed
if u had a automatic m3 it woudlnt matter, its not that u need manual or automatic.. u need a car thats made for acceleration, and ur car def. isnt it!
theres a possibility that camery might also be v6
you have a 4 banger
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That might have been prevented if you left it in automatic mode - the car shifts a HELL of a lot slower in that manual mode (they didn't say it wasn't for racing for a reason) - or maybe due to my previous experience with manuals, it just seems slow. I think if you keep it in A and pull the lever down to three it goes into "sports mode"? That's what I've heard, never tried it though in a 318.
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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his car is deff a 4 cylinder
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the 318 is an inline 4, yes.
But don't crack on it just because it's a 4 - the Honda S2000 runs a NA I4 as well... and that's some nice stuff there.
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the 318 is an inline 4, yes.
But don't crack on it just because it's a 4 - the Honda S2000 runs a NA I4 as well... and that's some nice stuff there.
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not cracking on it cuz its a four, cracking on it because it has 140hp.
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Shh... I drove a 318 once...
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Ouch... you mean it has more hp than a 325e?

Yeah, drop the lever into 3 and let it do it itself, its way faster, at least in my car with the automatic. If the Camry had the V6, its good for about 155hp, and a little more torque, it would be very possible to outpace the 318.

And despite the numbers, there's just no replacement for displacement. A 1.8 liter four pot engine isn't going to hold it's own against a decent-sized six.

I'd race you. I'd like to see what's faster... the M40 or the M20.
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Changed the car's name, now it's - Roxanne -1985 325e
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Ouch... you mean it has more hp than a 325e?

Yeah, drop the lever into 3 and let it do it itself, its way faster, at least in my car with the automatic. If the Camry had the V6, its good for about 155hp, and a little more torque, it would be very possible to outpace the 318.

And despite the numbers, there's just no replacement for displacement. A 1.8 liter four pot engine isn't going to hold it's own against a decent-sized six.

I'd race you. I'd like to see what's faster... the M40 or the M20.
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tsk tsk tsk, you forgot about a cardinal rule of speed - car body weight! A 1.8 in a Lotus elise will trump a 7.0L in a humvee.
I'm sure you knew that, I was just pointing it out. How heavy is the camry? That thing FEELS like a boat, I'm pretty sure it weighs more than the 3128 - but that's just speculation.
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his cam is a pos that needs to go to the junk yard and it is deff a 4 cylinder and is f in gay. toyota> bmw?
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YOu should be banned for suggesting that.
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I thought camry's were v6? Maybe they do have a v4 model. Huh. Yeah, onyl the new ones pretend to touch 200hp... I don't know about older ones.
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