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    '05 STi vs '05/'06 Lacrosse CX

    I was driving home after work with my father yesterday ...

    I'm sitting at a stop light where the speed limit changes from 40 to 45. It's a 4-lane road, and I'm in the left lane (I was driving faster than the cars in the right lane). There's a Buick Lacrosse sitting behind me. There's a cop in the opposite direction (I have 4 < 5mph over the limit, one "loud exhaust" for OEM equipment, and one failure to observe a stop sign in which I rolled backwards pullovers from these municipal cops) so when the light turns green, and I take off normal (shift at 3.5K, not flogging it).

    I get to the point where it's safe to merge back into the right lane, and the Lacrosse cuts off the vehicles in the right lane and floors it to do a flyby. The two high school age kids in the back turn around to point and laugh since they just smoked me.

    Just doing 3-4mph over the limit, I end up catching up within 30 seconds (they got caught behind a slow car) once I made the turn I needed to. I get to the light at my mom's work (my parents needed to run an errand together), and I'm the third car in line. There's a Jeep, the Buick, and me. The Jeep takes off at a slow but reasonable pace, and the Buick does a burnout (just to slam on it's brakes 2 seconds later before nearly rear-ending the Jeep).

    Let me tell you, between the flyby and that burnout, those kids gave me a piece of humble pie - I'll never mess with a Buick Lacrosse on the road



    This is a somewhat common occurrence here. For having what should be a fast car, I can't seem to win a race to save my life
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    You just described my everyday commute. There are so many bonestock-yet-extremely fast SUVs and minivans around here in MD/DC. They prove it to me everyday with their fly-bys and the way in which they majestically weave/swerve in and out of traffic. I'm getting rid of my 500 rwhp mustang and trading it in for a stock Toyota Sienna -like the one that cut me off this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
    You just described my everyday commute. There are so many bonestock-yet-extremely fast SUVs and minivans around here in MD/DC. They prove it to me everyday with their fly-bys and the way in which they majestically weave/swerve in and out of traffic. I'm getting rid of my 500 rwhp mustang and trading it in for a stock Toyota Sienna -like the one that cut me off this morning.
    Ugh, and dont forget the srt8 jeeps that wont race,

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgrey08
    Ugh, and dont forget the srt8 jeeps that wont race,
    There's a Jeep SRT-8 here running high-11s/low-12s in the quarter-mile
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    Sure there are fast ones, but the OP is referrring to those all-to-many cases of soccer mom SUVs driven by people who actually think they are driving something fast.
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