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Old 12-13-2012, 06:16 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by shikataganai View Post
AFAIK, EPA test cycles are defined as certain acceleration targets one must hit. They're not phrased as "accelerate with 50% of the vehicle's capability." Capability in excess of that required to meet the test cycle parameters should be irrelevant.
Jeez it is very relevant Shika.

If I give you a car that can ONLY make the EPA test cycle acceleration you CANNOT accelerate faster and get worse mileage. If I give you a Viper you can accelerate much faster and get worse mileage. Then you can bad mouth Dodge and say they are terrible b/c they don't meet the EPA ratings...that is what all these threads are about besides the Hyundai and Kia cheating thing.
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