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Re: I5 thread

On Fri, 15 Aug 1997 jackr@internet.kronos.com wrote:

>      [MHO: I love that off-beat sound it makes at higher rpm, and the 

It is different.   I don't particularly like it, but I don't despise it 
either.   It isn't as bad as a Viper.   That thing sounds like a Chrysler 
slant 6 that's missing on one cylinder.

>      slow as it is by modern standards, the 84 4kq's published 0-60 time of 
>      9.5 sec is the same as other pretty-quick 84 cars such as the Saab 900 
>      turbo and Honda Prelude.  I think it might even be the same as an 84 
>      RX7, but don't quote me on that one (flame repellant on).]

You're right on Jack.   The 12A RX7s were about 9-10 sec 0-60, while the 
13Bs got down to about 8.5 sec.    Makes me kinda grin when I toast an 
early RX7 with my big ole family sedan. :-)

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe
'86 Audi 5000 CS Quattro
'86 Mazda RX7 GXL 2+2
'85 Mazda RX7 GS