1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

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1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:52 am

Had a little fun today. Came up next to a silver Prius on the perpendicular main street today and decided to mess with him a little bit (maybe try to blow away the cloud of smug surrounding him). I usually bring it up to 3500 so I brought it up to 5k or 5.5k then shifted to second, again 5k then stoplight :(. Then there was an SUV in front of me so no more fun.
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby blauenlanze » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:54 am

Not a good idea to start street racing. :wink:

I'm pretty sure the Prius driver counted a mental win for himself based on his MPG reading. "Another old-fashioned gasser down!"
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby watkins » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:56 am

Im waiting to pull up next to a Prius driver with his window down and ask what his mileage reading is, then blow him out of the water with my own. I can get 33mpg on back roads if I feel like it. Take that worlds more absurd car driver!
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby Cm452 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:03 am

I once got 47.3 mpg on a dead flat road @56mph.
Eat that prius snobs + i've turbo :P
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby watkins » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:09 am

Sucks for me because my current situation is filled with short highway drives that my car never fully warms up for. 24mpg :(
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:15 am

blauenlanze wrote:Not a good idea to start street racing. :wink:

I'm pretty sure the Prius driver counted a mental win for himself based on his MPG reading. "Another old-fashioned gasser down!"


Your right, but I hate Prius's and just felt like screwing with him.*

I want to put a sticker in the back window that says:

"13 MPG and damn proud!"

*another one was driving me up the wall on the same trip.

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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:16 am

Let me put it this way.
I wasn't going full on race, just accelerating a little faster than usual and dragging out the shifts. Then letting up at 35.
Still was fun though :mrgreen: .

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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby permabanned » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:27 am

ok cool story you raced a prius that didnt even know you were racing.

and who the shit needs gas mileage when gas is this cheap
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby carsncars » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:06 pm

permabanned wrote:ok cool story you raced a prius that didnt even know you were racing.

and who the shit needs gas mileage when gas is this cheap


Gas won't be this cheap forever :lol: come next summer, or when the economy swings up, gas'll do the same.

Yeah I actually looked at the Prius when I was shopping this summer :mrgreen:

Decided against it because it's mostly me and one passenger at the most, so I can get similar mileage in the Mini with a little more fun. I'm getting about ~6.9L/100km in mixed winter driving. It was 8.9L/100km when I was learning--parking lot crawling, stalling, and over-revving. :( "Spirited" driving gets me about 7.6L/100km.

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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby watkins » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:36 pm

We use miles per gallon on this forum
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby permabanned » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:06 pm

yea we dont understand that communist liters/ 100km. why cant they be normal and do kilometers per liter so its easy to see the relation
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Re: 1974 Alfa Vs. Prius

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:07 pm

permabanned wrote:yea we dont understand that communist liters/ 100km. why cant they be normal and do kilometers per liter so its easy to see the relation


Irony. :lol:
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