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    WRX vs. Mercedes CLK 55

    I was driving through some windy road and came upon this silver Mercedes who started tailgating me. He was going to turn right at the "T" while I turned left. I guess he must've heard my Borla exhaust and he followed me instead. This old man finally caught up with me on a light.

    Old Man: Rolls down window and says, "You wanna go?"
    Me: "Sure, as long as it's not over 100 or anything crazy like that."
    Old Man: "Don't worry, you won't get over 100."
    Well we both got over 100 MPH a couple of times at a 45 zone.

    So we ran through traffic. I had him at a third gear roll and he couldn't catch up. I know because he wouldn't let me get beside him and then we go. So as soon as I went, he went also. We get to another light and traffic was clear this time. I got him in 1st gear, and as soon as I shifted, he caught up and got a car length in front of me. Then when I shifted in third, he really pulled lengths on me. I guess I need to learn to shift faster .

    I found out this car was AMG? automatics, 0-60 MPH in 4.7 seconds, low 13s in the 1/4 mile, and $70k. With power shifting, I might've kept up with him, but I want my gears to last longer than that.
    2002 Rally Blue WRX - Few mods

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    Awsome!!!!!!!! 70K for that car and you gave him a run huh.

    I Love these cars.. they can keep up with the prices ranges nearly trippled. Thumbs up!!

    -John

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    Sherb,

    What kind of mods do you have?

    I think I could take a CLK55 once I get my uppipe installed.
    Then again, I also know how to launch my car so it looks like it's trying to get away from itself.

    Driving skill doesn't mean squat in a CLK55:
    1) automatic tranny
    2) traction control

    Essentially, if you've raced one, you've raced them all.

    -Jim

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    Yeah, I thought to myself, this guy must really be a good shifter or he had an automatic tranny. He didn't peel from the start and I had him from the start. I just shifted too slowly as the launch and 1st gear, I was pulling on him. I never had too shift good against other people before. Next time, no mercy, hehe if I can .

    Mods I have: 16 PSI boost, uppipe, injen intake, Borla Cat-back
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    dang AMG mercedes! they may be fast, but they cost waaaaay too damn much

    put a vishnu stage zero on your wrx and then smoke him.

    btw, all mercedes have automatics, except for the slk i think

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    You can get a 6 speed on the C class, but they are no competition for the Rex. I was going to get one till I saw the WRX. Couldn't be happier.

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    C32 AMGs run low 13s stock. Automatics.

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    Thats an AMG. Think STi or another fairly heavily modified WRX. Mucho more $ for the AMG.

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    Originally posted by wrxinthehouse
    Thats an AMG. Think STi or another fairly heavily modified WRX. Mucho more $ for the AMG.
    true dat.

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