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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I'm sure many rental/lease vehicles are slightly abused, too.
    Slightly? Have you ever rented a car? When I do, one or the other pedal is to the floor. Not every tire is in contact with the ground at all times. A rental car is where I learned how to do a proper neutral drop.

    I rented a G4 CVT turd from Turo one time on vacation, just for fun. I've never had a throttle planted to a floor more in any vehicle. I took it to Death Valley and still hammered it everywhere. It started having some kind of problem in Death Valley. I can't remember exactly. But in the hottest part of death valley, full max A/C, me giving it hell, I want to say, it started making some kind of weird smell that was blowing into the cabin. And it was just barely keep the inside of the car cool. I decided that since I was in Death Valley, in the middle of no friggin where, in August and noone around, maybe I should take it more easy on the car ... just in case. I did, but the weird smell didn't go away until we got out of Death Valley. I think something under the hood might have been burning.

    So, abused? Yeah, they get the crap beat out of them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Ha! So you know all about the dramatic impact of aerodynamics on motorbikes. Craig Vetter has made some fantastically efficient streamlined motorbikes for those competitions.
    That's my red CTX700 next to Fred Hayes diesel in 2014. Fred finished 2nd that day even though he had his best Challenge finish ever at 181 mpg. Vic's Vetter bike beat him that day barely at about 183 mpg; breaking Fred's streak. Vic began to dominate just as the Challenges began to fizzle out. I went back two years later and finished with a more reasonable result at 87 mpg. Vic won that one as well at something like 240 mpg; but none of the ICE bike riders were happy that day, not even Vic, because Craig had shortened the ride so much trying to help out the electric bikes that it may have skewed our results; especially the real fuel misers. I this controversial year was 2016. Vic wasn't happy, because it took so little fuel for he and a couple others to top back up that he and others thought it wasn't likely accurate, and so they didn't feel it was a fair competiton. My result seemed about right. The photo is from 2014 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    Slightly? Have you ever rented a car? When I do, one or the other pedal is to the floor. Not every tire is in contact with the ground at all times. A rental car is where I learned how to do a proper neutral drop.

    I rented a G4 CVT turd from Turo one time on vacation, just for fun. I've never had a throttle planted to a floor more in any vehicle. I took it to Death Valley and still hammered it everywhere. It started having some kind of problem in Death Valley. I can't remember exactly. But in the hottest part of death valley, full max A/C, me giving it hell, I want to say, it started making some kind of weird smell that was blowing into the cabin. And it was just barely keep the inside of the car cool. I decided that since I was in Death Valley, in the middle of no friggin where, in August and noone around, maybe I should take it more easy on the car ... just in case. I did, but the weird smell didn't go away until we got out of Death Valley. I think something under the hood might have been burning.

    So, abused? Yeah, they get the crap beat out of them.
    If you asked to borrow my Mirage, I would say "no"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If you asked to borrow my Mirage, I would say "no"!
    I just got to "clean out the carbon" from time to time ya know, make sure the car can "sufficiently" go up to Red line lol...

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    I've only "cleaned the carbon out" once in the Blueberry Vomit. It has more acceleration than I expected. Way more than the Turo turd I rented. But I'm going to keep my foot out of it until 5,000 miles. And even then I may not hammer it much. Just not worth it.


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