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0-100 km/h in 8.8 seconds? That's not good...
 

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WTF 8.8 seconds, come one that make it a second slower then automatic. If you drive that badly you have no business review cars.
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ok... let me tell u ppl something...
100km is not exactly 60mi
and 60mi is 96.54km...
people jus' wanted to gernalize things so 60mi became 100km (whichever came first, i dont know) and u know that 1/4mi is not same as 400m

here's an eqation for u...
(mi)*1.609=??km

so 100km in 8.8 dont sound that bad... since there is an extra 4 km to go...
 

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Uhh...we're talking about acceleration here...

0-100 km/h = 0-62 mph

That extra 2 mph shouldn't take more than a few hundreths of a second to achieve...
 

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That extra 2 mph shouldn't take more than a few hundreths of a second to achieve...
"Hundreths"?! You mean tenths I'm sure...
 

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400 meters is 1/4 mile...
1 meter = 1.1 yards = 3.3 feet
1600 meters = 1760 yards = 5280 feet= 1 mile
400 meters = 440 yards = 1320 feet = 1/4 mile


[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: scoot557 ]
 

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Regardless of the conversions, I think that time is still too high. Remember when the IS first came out and all these critics tested it? It had fairly high 0-60 times as well… And than later when the car has been around for a while the numbers got better. I’m guessing this is due to the fact that the car was not broken in yet. Maybe it’s the case here as well?

My $0.02.

P.S. 100 km/hr = 62.1371192237 mi/hr for all of you anal-retentive people
 

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0-60 ib n 9 seconds in unexcuseable even if it is the breakin period.
 

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I concur! I've also heard 0-60 times of 6.8 for the manual. To get a time of 8.8 they would have to be carrying 4 passengers with luggage in the trunk!

Originally posted by Chris Y:
I'm sure that time is for an IS200 or for an Altezza manual..or a misprint.. more like 6.8

-Chris Y.
 

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I have to agree that's really too low. They probably didn't push it. I'm waiting for other testers who are more willing to push it a bit and see what the results are, should be much better than the automatic version anyway. At least he liked the other aspects of the car.
 
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