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I will send a copy of the CPR when i get it from him, he isnt that 
computer literate when it comes to email...later all

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Date:        03/23  1:08 PM
Received:    03/23  2:08 PM
From:        CM1022, CM1022@aol.com
To:          daserde@ucla.edu

Send this to the list.

Again, I must empahsize that no road test of a car can be completely
objective.  But we must admit that the more numbers, the more 
situautions, and
the more complete a test is will come closer to the goal of rating the 
performance objectively.  No one set of stats works, you must take them 
into account.  Everything that any magazine publishes must be analyzed.  
is what I do with my system, and Mike will send you a copy of it.  I call 
CPR (cummulative performance rating)

Car mags use sophisticated equipment to measure the performance of a 
and these tests are worthy of both respect and scrutiny.  But just saying
"well, they are all imperfect and subjective to take into account" is both
arrogant and ignorant.  The numbers, on average, don't lie.  I personally 
on the big three, Road and Track, Motor Trend, and Car and Driver.  The 
two have listed stats in the back of every issue.  It's better than 
nothing at
all!  And it's certainly better than any truely "subjective" commments 
make.  The magazines ARE an authority.  

Without the numbers, one could make the argument a McLaren is slower than 

Chris M.

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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(