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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nigel Ward, 14th Mar, 2006.

  1. Nigel Ward

    Nigel Ward Team InvestEd

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  2. Jacque

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    Hehehehe :)
    Or perhaps he'd just lost his Lamborghini in a divorce settlement.....!
     
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    Hahahahahahahaaaaa.
    Good one !!!!!! :D :D
     
  4. TryHard

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    Top speed

    Quote from the article :

    "The Suzuki Swift hits 100/kmh in 10.0 seconds and has a top speed of 190kmh."

    Hmm I think the journo was smoking some of the same stuff the Swift driver was - 190 km/h in a Swift ??? Maybe if it was tied to the Lamborghini ?
     
  5. Simon Hampel

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    I have a 1.3L Daihatsu Charade that I'm pretty sure would get to 190kph if I was game enough to try it. Would take a while though.
     
  6. TryHard

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    The ton +

    I dunno if there is a road that long and downhill in Australia mate ;-)
     
  7. MichaelWhyte

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    I got my MX5 up to about 180 and it scared the bejesus out of me :eek: Admittedly it was a country road strait out the back of Oberon with a sharp bend coming up that I had to throw the anchors on for. That bend just seemed to be leaping at me.

    You could probably get anything up to 190 if you had a steep enough hill and disengaged the transmission. ;)

    Cheers,
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  8. Jacque

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    Hmmm... remind me NOT to go property looking with you as the willing driver Michael :D You can direct instead!
     
  9. TryHard

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    I dunno Michael - as a youngster determined to get my stock standard Mini 850 to wind off the speedo, I could only get to 90mph flat out down a very long hill, till the fanbelt flew off and I thought it was gonna take the bonnet with it :)
    The engine went from warm to cooked in 3.5 seconds :)

    Of course now I watch the kids in their Subaru WRX's doing ridiculous things, with a trillion more horsepower, and "tut tut" that kids are so stupid.

    Bah humbug, what it is to become old and develop a respect for human life :p
     
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    Long time ago I owned Swift....and I had no problem with 170km/h.
    It was a great little car! :)
     
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    Michael,
    Never drive in the reverse gear again !! :p
     
  12. MichaelWhyte

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    I know, I know... :eek: I almost didn't post that information, but you know me, I just can't help myself.

    OK, I'll go navigator! ;)

    Cheers,
    MW
     
  13. D&K

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    It may come as a surprise but it all depends on the model of Swift. The Swift GTI is one on the fastest track cars you can buy in standard production form, and probably manouvres a lot better in traffic than a Lamborghini!
     
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    Second gear in Swift GTI is not as good as should be, but even standard Swift is moving well.
    :cool:
     
  15. TryHard

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    Variants

    True, if the GTi model was mentioned, I would be less 'incredulous' about 190 km/h :) (Wiki pedia claims 145 km/h max. in fact for the standard variant, and 185 km/h for the GTi ;-) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Swift )

    I have no doubt ANY model of Swift manouevres better in traffic than the Lamborghini. The Lambo driver (Sad, mid 40's plus, balding and recently-divorced as he may be :p) has to avoid all the bikini babes throwin' themselves at the car ;-)

    Drive safe :)
    Carl