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And I either barely won or would of lost. I was on the highway going about 75 and this grey 2005/06 Passat came up really quick. The car in the other lane slowed down and he floored it to pass me so I floored it too. He was pretty much gaining on me until the fuel cut off at 112 mph. He doesn't have any badges on the car so I don't know what's under the hood, but I know it's a manual because the way the car squats when the car shifted. I didn't want to race again so we both went about 85~100 for a loooooong time until I got off my exit. I don't know if I would of lost or what but that new Passat is quick!
 

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Probably the 2.0T, the 3.6 V6 would have eaten your car for lunch. Actually the 2.0T, with a manual is quoted as having a 6.9 0-60 by VW's website.
 

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They're around 3300lbs for the 2.0T, 3600 for the 3.6. So the V6 should be fairly close to an L37 car on the highway, I'd venture to guess that's the one you ran with. They're limited to 130 so even if one will outrun the ETC, I'll catch him eventually.
 

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This is the kind of stuff that's gotta stop! LOL :dammit:

These little piss-ant vehicles giving us a run for our money. This engine technology is advancing, and that's good...but damn... I've got a Cadillac...it has a 4.5 liter V8 engine, and most V6s today can edge it... That's just not right...

I think back to my 85 with the Half Tuned 4100, and a brand new NEON could probably give that thing a match...oh...it pains me to think of it...:helpless:
 

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That's why I'm always on the look for N* upgrades, but so far I haven't found a legitimate product that does what it claims.
 

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This is also the reason why my next car is going to be a '96 Impala with a worked LS1. Still a big car, but more than enough power to take care of these little cars flying around all over the place. It's gonna be a dman good sleeper.:lildevil: Of course, I'll still use the STS, since it doesn't do too bad.
 

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Yeah...but get used to the poorer build and interior quality.

For a daily driver, I'd take the STS, but for a built cruiser, the SS/FWB anyday!
 

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Oh trust me, the STS will still be my daily driver. I don't mind the poor build quality in the Impala. It's a reliable, bad ass car, and that's what counts to me. Plus, they just have that cool factor. Plus, I kinda like the simple interior in it too. The stock audio system will have to go of course.
 

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It's the V6. The 2.0T isn't that fast on highway. I test drove one, I was less than impressed.
 

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I thought it was interesting that the badges are missing, maybe it's like a secret project or something...cause that car accelerated on the highway even at 85 mph, without a sweat.
 

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Their new V6 is fast. The W8s a couple years back moved out really well too, they would probably beat you.
 

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You have to remember that some of our STSs weigh 4000+ pounds. My 2003 STS weighs 4100#. This weight penalizes acceleration.

The reason to make a car heavy is to create a very very stout car. Quiet, stiff, good handling. It seems to also make it safer in an accident.
 
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