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High speed chase, geo metro walks away

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by awptickes, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    The Morning News: News : Police Chase Car At High Speeds

    She probably got off after promising to instruct the police force on high-speed evasion tactics. Lol.

    Probably a repost, but who cares. Too good to forget.
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'm going to say that the "110 mph" nonsense was gross over estimation by the officers. Unless that thing had a fucking vette engine in it, no way. I've driven one, it barely gets up to 70 without shaking uncontrollably.
     
  3. awptickes

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    Maybe it was a turbo firefly, not a metro.

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    Haha, or they didn't want to admit that they lost a metro on backroads.
     
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    ROFL

    Yeah, the 110mph was probably an overestimation. Remember the police chase on South Park when Cartman and Kyle were on Big Wheels? Yeah, reminds me of that.
     
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    I would think that a Geo Metro doing 110 would actually float away to Balloon Land.
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It'd blow up. The speedometer only goes up to 85, and you would need one hell of a long ass downhill perfectly smooth road to even get it up to that.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    maybe it had a really big spoiler on the back. metro w/o spoiler = 70mph..... metro w/spoiler = 110mph.
     
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    don't be rediculous......obviously it musta had chinese symbol stickers in conjuction with a spoiler to reach those speeds!
     
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    maybe it was an lsi convertible on the bottle! you guys are so close minded.
     
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    it's surely possible. it probably just took 15 of those 19 min to get up there.
    jsut leave it in 3rd and wing it out :D
     
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    My money is on the cops lying. It was probably some 72 year old man sitting on a milk crate that spit on the cop and took off with his rascle in the back.
     
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    I owned a metro. 90mph is pretty much all it can do. I did manage to get mine up to 100+ but that was in a wind storm in new mexico with the wind at my back and a super long straight bump free road. And I had an intake and exhaust on it, lol.
     
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    They all lie.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    I just read an article in Car and Driver in which they tested a 98 Metro against a Prius and Insight.

    The Metro topped out at 87 mph. 0-60 in 15.9 sec. and a 20.3 1/4 mile @ 65mph

    It did get 42 mpg though.
     
  19. E_SolSi

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    the Suziki Swift looked just like the Metro and came with a turbo

    wasnt there a story out of austrailia a few years ago about pretty much this same thing?
    yep here it is :)
    Hatchback hate: Lamborghini chased - National - smh.com.au

    i ran from the cops in my insight on a few occasions
    its really not that hard to get away from most of those non driving asshats

    and just for the record
    my insight topped out at 113mph (3rd gear redline)
     
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    My metro got 55mpg with a few small mods and careful driving. By the time I was done with it, with stupid careful driving, intake, exhaust, very skinny hard tires that were overinflated, and drafting semis on road trips I was pulling 74mpg.

    Makes me marvel at these wonder mobiles that are packed with technology bragging about 38mpg.

    The keys to mpg: slippery body, driving correctly, tiny motor so it can opperate near peak efficiency while cruising, hard skinny tires, and no weight to drag around with it. Simple formula.
     
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