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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-21-2007, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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I was defeated by....a beetle!!

I was on my way home today and I started from a red light. I have a little problem with 1-2 so I always release my clutch a little slower to make my shifting smooth. the beetle was behind me and he seemed was not happy with my slow 1-2 so he decied to get in front of me.

he changed to the right lane (we were both in left), and accelerating. I heard the sound from the beetle's engine and I did not want to let him get ahead of me, so I floor the gas. By the time I floor the gas I was in gear 3 and I rev to 4500 and he cut me off so I had to slow down.

should I downshift to 2 to win the race? it needs about 2 seconds for me to downshift and he was really fast. I am sure that was not a turbo beetle, just a regular one. my car is Mazda 3 S with stick shift. I checked the beetle's specification and see the Horsepower of both cars are pretty much the same but the beetle's torque is more than my 3, is that the reason?
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Re: I was defeated by....a beetle!!

Learn how to drive lol.


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Re: I was defeated by....a beetle!!

slow down
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[quote author=JMS3GTL link=topic=97886.msg1939382#msg1939382 date=1198294424]
slow down
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Go faster.


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Re: I was defeated by....a beetle!!

[quote author=vitaminC link=topic=97886.msg1939372#msg1939372 date=1198293817]
is that the reason?
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No, this is:

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it needs about 2 seconds for me to downshift


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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 12:33 AM
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Re: I was defeated by....a beetle!!

Thats the kinda shit you keep to yourself, dude
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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 12:34 AM
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Re: I was defeated by....a beetle!!

ya dude uhhh is ur car under warrany still? cuz if so get that shiz fixed
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[quote author=Corbs link=topic=97886.msg1939587#msg1939587 date=1198301644]
ya dude uhhh is ur car under warrany still? cuz if so get that shiz fixed
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Type English?


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Re: I was defeated by....a beetle!!

uhh how bout u like use ur brain and just piece it 2gether it wasnt that bad.
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[quote author=Corbs link=topic=97886.msg1939620#msg1939620 date=1198302404]
uhh how bout u like use ur brain and just piece it 2gether it wasnt that bad.
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Because it's a waste of time.


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