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    got spanked by a VW...and its probly not what u think

    i was driving on the tollway when this VW passat flies by me going about 85-90! i downshift into 4th to catch up to him, but then we pass through the tollway so were both going slow. when we get out of the tollbooth he floors it and i follow suit. before long i pass him up when were going around 100-110, and i finish him off (6-7 car lengths behind now) going 120. it was a good race, but how the hell can a passat keep up w/ my rex??? i was flooring it hard the whole time, yet he managed to keep up w/ me (for part of the time..hehe ) are passats turbocharged or something? it just freaked me out that a vw sedan had that much punch.

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    Well there are many versions of the Passat. There's also 4motion available on V6 versions. So basically, there's the V6 and there's the 1.8T(turbo). There are many chips available for the 1.8T, which some claim bring the output up to 222hp(or similar) at the crank. They are heavy(relatively) however.

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    let's think...he punches it and then you follow suit. Considering it takes nearly 3/4 of a second for your reaction time, that means he has about a second headstart. Considering you caught him and passed him at 100(which is a little over quarter-mile I assume) means you covered the same distance 1 second quicker than he did. I say all things equal(as far as launch) you'd probably spank him pretty good.
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    Originally posted by masanz1
    let's think...he punches it and then you follow suit. Considering it takes nearly 3/4 of a second for your reaction time, that means he has about a second headstart. Considering you caught him and passed him at 100(which is a little over quarter-mile I assume) means you covered the same distance 1 second quicker than he did. I say all things equal(as far as launch) you'd probably spank him pretty good.
    Good point! A friend just got himself the 1.8T. Nice car...I can't wait to get my WRX and show him the mistake he made (performance speaking, of course). He really like the styling of his VW, so I can't knock him for that.
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    The 1.8T in stock form kinda sucks but they have a lot of potential. Why someone would mod a heavy family sedan like the Passat is beyond me though

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