Originally Posted by jd_24
Really!? Floor it to merge? Up here in Minneapolis/StPaul I've rarely if ever floored it or even gone over 4k rpm. I typically merge with on/off ramps at a speed of 55 to 70 mph. On rural highways where its a simple right-hand turn and accelerate to 55-60, then its just a matter of a little patience and wait for a gap so you don't have to floor it.
Yea especially the uphill on ramps, and only at rush hour when you just have to stay in the flow of traffic. Same with getting out of downtown at rush hour, just to get going from a stop light I practically have to floor it or have two or three cars cut in front of me at each light. However I might be a little bias since my other car is stage 2 sti and I never have the need to floor it and feel like it has plenty of power for merging uphill to interstate speed.