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Unread 01-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Wow..... I'm shaking like crazy.... I don't think I need to race....

After dropping my brother off at work, I decided to go to the outskirts of town and test 0-60 in my Volvo.... It was perfect, nobody there.... I grinned, tightened my seatbelt, gripped the wheel, and Floored it.... Didn't spin out....???? It used to spin EASY, but ever since our volvo guy fixed the cruise control, it seems a little sluggish... I think my dad had him do something... I sped up fast at first Hit 25 in what felt like 2 seconds (I didn't check the stopwatch yet), and it slowed down to what seemed like minutes to reach that 60MPH mark.... I reached it and checked my stopwatch. 9.00 Seconds flat.... Not great by any standards, so it wouldn't bug most car enthusiasts, right? Well, I just started driving this last November, so I'm what you call a typical Dumb.... I pulled into the first driveway and turned around... It was the only house in sight, with no garage, and one cheap truck sitting outside.... I got away with it... at least I hope so... because if someone pulls my plates... Shudder.... My Dad is the Deputy Cheif at our Police Dept....

I'm 18, I'm shaking, and I feel stupid....
Put that in the past... I love going fast! Hit 100 not too long ago. Uphill
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lol this is only the begining.... Dont be worried man, youll be ok. Atleast you did it some where "safer" in the middle of no where. That volvo smokes my truck! My little mazda truck will probably take about 20sec just to hit 60.
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9 seconds is actually about right on for what you car should do 0-60 in. My friend had a 1977 Nova with a four cylinder in it. It took that car 17 seconds to go 0-60. So heavy with such little power.
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9 seconds is actually about right on for what you car should do 0-60 in. My friend had a 1977 Nova with a four cylinder in it. It took that car 17 seconds to go 0-60. So heavy with such little power.
lol, a 4banger in a Nova... wow. what was GM thinking?
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lol, a 4banger in a Nova... wow. what was GM thinking?
What were they thinking when they named it the Nova and tried to sell it in Mexico? No va literally means doesn't go in Spanish.....lol. No wonder the Nova had terrible sales down there.

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What were they thinking when they named it the Nova and tried to sell it in Mexico? No va literally means doesn't go in Spanish.....lol. No wonder the Nova had terrible sales down there.
That and the fact that the late 70's model of the car was a piece of ****. That generation of Nova was one of the worst cars that Chevrolet has ever produced. Slow, unreliable, and not the great on fuel economy.
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That and the fact that the late 70's model of the car was a piece of ****. That generation of Nova was one of the worst cars that Chevrolet has ever produced. Slow, unreliable, and not the great on fuel economy.
True, but give me a 68-70 nova, and ill be one happy camper
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Meh, it was the first time, I was a bit jumpy... today, I stop at a stop sign, held the brake, floored it, and turned right. I let go of the brake. I spun out like HELL. Smoke FILLED the section of the street I pulled out of. Better yet, I pulled out in front of a school bus! Didn't plan on it, but I bet they heard that, the kids giving me the "rock on!" Kids, but it felt good to smoke tyhe street.
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LOL, you need to be careful with that man, you may end up hurting someone or yourself... there is a time and a place for that stuff.... dont let your young fun get to you...
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Nobody was close to me. I had 15 seconds of reaction time before anyone as close enough.
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