1/4 mile times good or bad?

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1/4 mile times good or bad?

Post by mesaboogie18 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:01 am

So I looked it up online and my car runs 16.8 or so stock in the 1/4 mile. Is that bad cause reviews say that's quick for a car in it's class. What does everyone's car run it in stock?
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Post by six » Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:49 am

16.8 is average for an economy car. On whether that is bad or not, that depends on what your expectations are. Quarter mile times are not an accurate way to measure real-world performance, unless all you do in the real world is drag, lol. :lol:

Mine does 14 flat on average.
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Post by mesaboogie18 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:55 am

Thanks for the reply Six. :wink:
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Post by Paolo300zx » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:31 am

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Post by acadien » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:15 am

Never bothered to look. I'd have to calculate how long a quarter mile is anyways... 400 metres?

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Post by Paolo300zx » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:19 am

acadien wrote:Never bothered to look. I'd have to calculate how long a quarter mile is anyways... 400 metres?
what type of car do you have?

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Post by Trinsic » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:30 am

22 seconds with a tailwind.

And yeah, it's like 402 meters.
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Post by IMBoring25 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:34 am

If it were a Mustang, it would be disappointing. As an economy car, it's very much respectable. It's probably faster than both of mine.

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Post by gage » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:14 pm

Yea thats not bad.

I was surprised that my Escort ZX2 ran 15s considering it was 130hp.

My GTO by car mag standards stock is 13.3, but many GTO owners come from Mustang/Camaro rides with live axles and the GTO has an IRS, so some launch changes are in order. I haven't taken her to SAR yet but once I get new tires I may (right now im on all seasons which are fun for hitting the gas whilst turning but not for drag).

Tires will help out alot on the strip.

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Post by mesaboogie18 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:14 pm

Yeah I read that those ZX2's do 7.5 second 0-60mph!!! I had no idea they were that quick. Celica GT-S's with 180hp do 7.5 second 0-60 and 200hp Honda Preludes do about the same. The 220hp Mazda6S does 7.5 second 0-60mph with slush. That's pretty impressive indeed. What a little pocket rocket.
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Post by PureLife » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:35 pm

It's about average ... my car is about the same. It never concerned me that much ... I have my fun in the occasional twisty.

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Post by mesaboogie18 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:37 pm

what kind of car do you have purelife?
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Post by PureLife » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:49 pm

mesaboogie18 wrote:what kind of car do you have purelife?
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Post by potownrob » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:01 pm

low 15's quarter mile
high 6's/low 7's 0-60 mph

btw, high 16's is respectable for a so-called compact economy car. keep in mind the civics and 'rollas have a hard time coming close to breaking into the 16's :)

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Post by mesaboogie18 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:09 pm

True, but man that ZX2 came out of left field didn't it? My mom used to have a 1998 ZX2 slushie years ago and I had no idea how quick those cars are. I wish I would have bought one since they go for like $2,000 now. 16.4 second 1/4 mile ain't too shabby for my car but the ZX2 is in the 15's. :shock:
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