S2000 v.s. 500whp 6-spd Corrado

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ronin, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. In the European market VW ranks at the top of the most reliable cars in Europe, in the US, they're almost dead last ahead of only of Daewoo (not an exaggeration)
  2. doesn't VW build it's cars for america IN america?
  3. Yeah, in Brazil and Mexico.

    Anyways, who's the guy in your av?
  4. layne staley, lead singer of alice in chains and mad season among some other projects before he put too much cocaine and heroin into his veins
  5. I think in general Europeans are just more willing to accept unrelablie vehicles. It killed the British motorcycle & sports car.
  6. #56 henriksjostedt, Nov 19, 2008
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    Yeah, you're off in lala land again.

    The JD Power customer satisfaction survey puts VW at no better than average in Europe, though still miles ahead of the Americans.

    And there's no VW in sight on the 10 most reliable/unreliable cars list.
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  10. "Kamei Front Upper Grill Spoiler. "

    That sounds like utter turd...
  11. #61 Phanofmuzik, Nov 19, 2008
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    JD power scores have very little to do with reliability.
  12. It's a customer satisfaction survey. Would you rate your car highly if it kept breaking down?
  13. Well JD power also asked in the reliability section how happy customers are with their cars design, so ...

    My opinion on JD is, it's a lot of wasted money for bs.
  16. I dunno, if its your passion then the car will give you endless joy, buuuut then again 500hp in a FWD? meh.. The engine will also break down more than you can recall and you are actually going back in luxury.. So I dunno, why does the guy want to get rid of the car anyways?
  17. #67 catphish, Nov 20, 2008
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    #$%# customer satisfaction.
  18. FMU? Ya that sounds like a quality car. I'm also pretty sure 32lb injectors won't support 500whp. Did the guy ever post a dyno?
  19. when someone tells you he has X amount of horsepower, just take off 25-50% depending on how much trust the source deserves
  21. WHAT? Better than the BRICKLIN SV1 AND the McLaughlin???!
  22. i'm loling
  23. That was four #$%#ING years ago you tool. Find something relevant to their current models.
  24. I'm serious about this number. my friend used to have a roush mustang that dyno'd on different days within 5 hp/torque of 400 hp/torque, and we did open tracks for a couple years together. when some clown says he has 600 horsepower, a great barometer is watching steve pull him hard on every straight part of the track with apparently 50% less power.
  25. Listen, I designed my car on the computer ok, and the parts say I have 500hp.

    dyno, shmyno

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