My buddy has a 2001 PT Cruiser(2.4 liter DOHC), and I have a 1988 Thunderbird 3.8 EFI.
We decided a while back that it would be fun to race in a neighborhood (not smart, but i was 17 then).
Off the line, my car smokes his. (Bigger motor than his, more power off the line) I pull ahead, and around 60 he's starting to catch up, so I dropped my car into 3rd gear, and slowly pulled away from him. We stopped about 70...
Probably wasn't that smart in a residential area, but hell. No one was out or driving.
I was surprised though, because I had 230,000 miles on my car at the time, and it was a little bit faster.
Well besides the fact that you could have killed someone's son/daughter. He has basically a Neon hatchback, these cars are complete gutless turds. Now I am sure your car isn't a powerhouse it has more torque than his PT Cruiser will have. Nothing really special here. Please do yourself a favor and don't race through neighborhoods again. I SO want to launch into a rant about how stupid that is.
my wifes neon with 130,000 miles on it is faster then my 87 bird with a 5.0 and 147,000 miles. And hers has the SOHC not the DOHC.