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This is from my friend who devised the way of rating cars objectively...
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Date: 03/22 7:08 PM
Received: 03/22 9:02 PM
From: CM1022, CM1022@aol.com
Please give this to the list.
There must be an objective criteria for performance. Come on! For god's
sakes, a Metro is not a McLaren F1. These are objective ideas- which one
faster? I define performance as all around- all the things you want to be
low, all the things you want to be high. Take them all, find the
read the statistics, and find the best performance car.
I take all stats I can find- R&T, MT, any car mag, manufacter's claims,
This makes for a good all around method of finding what is objectively
I understand that these tests are in fact never perfect or impartial, but
DO give a good general idea, and the more stats the better.
The old subjective vs. objective idea can ONLY be applied to performance.
These are testable traits of a car, and lend the bottom line to the
And that line is "If it is a better performer, it will show up in the
Numbers, math. That is the objective language. I have developed a system
that takes into account everything that a car can do well, and should do
The end result is a statistical analysis that lends objective truth to
It's not all apples and oranges.
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Michael Sheridan Williams
My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
175,000+ miles, and going like a new car
Well, went like a new car.....right into a guard rail :o(