love to find a curvy road to put the Gozer through the paces, I dust everyone, no one comes close if I don't want them to. I never expected that when I first bought it.>
yep, it's a hoot to drive for sure!! it's fun to ditch the cars who insist on getting right on your tail.
Ah... the Durango. Used to drive a '99 myself. haha.
Only goes to show my favorite thing to say is true.... nobody said people are smart.
So what happened to the unlucky dork?
I know all about trucks. haha. I live in eastern PA... prime territory for those superiority complex-ridden jacked up truck driving overcompensators. I remember shortly after i got my 453, was going up the freeway by my house. Came to a stop light with some guy next to me in his slightly lifted Dodge. We were both right at the light with nobody in front of us. Light turned green, I had a very smooth and quick start as i let out the clutch in first, flew through second, and after i hit third gear, he realized he wasn't going to get ahead of me to be able to make the right turn that's about 400-500 feet or so past the stop light, so he let off and cut behind me. And he was really trying, too. Had my windows open, so when i was getting pretty high up in RPM's in second gear and was about to shift into third, I heard his automatic transmission downshift based on the RPM's skyrocketing. Which made it oh so much more funny that he couldn't accomplish his goal, and probably wasted more fuel trying to do that than i used to GET to that stop light (which is about a 10 minute drive from my house).The 451 smart benefits tremendously from better tires. And THEN it's a lot of fun!
I came upon a dual-rear-wheels Ford F350 on a local back road. Dunno if you've noticed yet but drivers of jacked up trucks don't like being overtaken by little cars. Well, I did it anyhow. I just maintained 90 km/h coming out of a corner, and that was enough to get by the lumbering beast before the driver realized what he was being overtaken by. I maintained 90 km/h through the next set of corners and then there was no more F350 on my tail - he was waaay back.
Another time, an Acura Integra pulled up behind me at a stop sign. On pulling away, the driver thought about passing me (acceleration isn't a smart strong point!) but given that there were corners coming up, the driver thought the better of it. I charged through the corners and the Acura stayed behind. At the other end of the road, I turned right, the driver of the Acura gave me the thumbs-up
A smart on fire doesn't seem to want to drive very fast.You guys should ask miss Mercedes what it's like to drive a smart on fire.
Maybe its not the same thing. :shrug: