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I had a good laugh on my ride home from work today. I am not your "my car is faster than your car" kind of guy really, but all I could do is shake my head and smile when a guy (28-30) came up to me in a Ford Contour. I know little about the car so maybe someone can shed some light, but he came speeding by me as I am going 38mph in a 30 mph zone. I just chuckle and he pulls in front of me. THen we get to a light and he pulls up next to me. I look over and jusr laugh and shake my head. He gives me this nod and look like lets race. (idiot didn't realize I was in a turn lane! he he)

Unfortuneately I was in the turn lane and he was going straight, because it would have been fun I assume. (as I said I know little about those cars, I mostly know specs and info on Mercedes, BMW, Bentley, Jag, etc)

I think I should have been scared though, as he had about a 1 foot high wing which I hear adds AT LEAST 75-85 hp, and then of course the stripes down the middle. What are those, another 25 hp? Then of course the coffee can muffler. Ohh, almost forgot...the big word CONTOUR on the windshield..thats another 35HP. (Do you really want to advertise your driving a Contour?? Isn't that like putting a sticker on your Geo Metro that says GEO!)The way I figure it out, he probably would have smoked me! ;-) tsk tsk

Its just fun to laugh. I have only had the car since Wednesday and its funny watching the looks from people when you pass by, and then some of the ricers pulling in front of you trying to taunt you.

-Nathan

P.S. Just for the people that are going to tell me that wings and stripes don't add HP....I know...I am being sarcastic. (I said something like this in a Mercedes forum and they thought I meant it!)


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You forgot the NOS and APC stickers that add 100hp as well!

There is only one Contour that is worth anything, and that would be the SVT Contour. For a smaller 4 door, it's one helluva car! The C would smoke it though.
I highly doubt that's what you saw (anyone that would wing and banner an SVT doesn't deserve one)
 

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Be careful with that kind of attitude, you'll get your ass handed to you by a honda or a SRT-4 in a heartbeat. ;) There are a ton of people out there that take pleasure in building sleepers. Our cars barely do a 14 in a quarter mile. Nothing to be overly proud of. For a four door passenger sedan maybe, but its nothing to be proud of. I'm careful whom I play 'tag' with for that exact reason. Odds of racing a Mercedes or BMW are much better, because you most likely know what is under the hood.
 

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Yeah I am not the racer type anyway, so I doubt I will be dualing with anyone! :) I just like opening it up on the freeway once in a while, or when passing the C is a lot of fun. But otherthan that, I could care less if I can beat another car or not. Thats not why I bought the car!

But I do get laughs out of these guys with the big wings. I had one guy try to dual me when I was in my Durango and he was driving his Escort! Again I just laughed
 

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I had an SVT Contour, and while the Stock C could smash the Stock SVT, it was a fun little car to drive. A piece of S#*t, but a fun car to drive.
 

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rogue said:
Be careful with that kind of attitude, you'll get your ass handed to you by a honda or a SRT-4 in a heartbeat. ;) There are a ton of people out there that take pleasure in building sleepers. Our cars barely do a 14 in a quarter mile. Nothing to be overly proud of. For a four door passenger sedan maybe, but its nothing to be proud of. I'm careful whom I play 'tag' with for that exact reason. Odds of racing a Mercedes or BMW are much better, because you most likely know what is under the hood.
yeah, I am not into street racing at all but it is fun watch these guys. Oddly rogue our 1/4 time is not spectacular but in a fluke that has not been repeated C&Ds first test to 60 was 5.3!. No one else has reproduced this time. I have seen 5.8-6.1 and in a rolling start with all dat torque we might just nip an SRT4. Why don't you try and let us know :D
 

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rogue said:
Be careful with that kind of attitude, you'll get your ass handed to you by a honda or a SRT-4 in a heartbeat. ;) There are a ton of people out there that take pleasure in building sleepers. Our cars barely do a 14 in a quarter mile. Nothing to be overly proud of. For a four door passenger sedan maybe, but its nothing to be proud of. I'm careful whom I play 'tag' with for that exact reason. Odds of racing a Mercedes or BMW are much better, because you most likely know what is under the hood.
r u serious, i highly doubt that any soupped uo honda coud actually take us, maybe the ones that have thousands and thousands put into it, and theres not to many o thoose. almost all of em only have stickers cheap rims cheap body kits and cheap exhauts. ill race any honda anyday imight lose the occasional, but ill put my money on it.
 

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Dont sleep on the Neon SRT-4, they comse stock with a turbo. 1/4 mile under 14'secs.
Low 14's use to be very respectable, now there are 4 & 6 cylinder cars that are below or around those same times. Wait for Mopar to offer a turbo for the C, than you can really flex your muscle with just about anything.
 

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road and track got 5.6 once as well
 
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