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post #93 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2014
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Originally Posted by Radioguy View Post
Motor Trend sees many many cars every year. They have a long history of testing and reporting on cars - they make their living on their credibility with "car guys." I'm betting their comparisons are rather accurate. They also seem to be supported by the "straight line" performance numbers. The performance difference will likely be much greater if the Camaro - as predicted - comes in much "leaner" next year.
Originally Posted by 908ssp View Post
Do you know any automotive writers? I do they are as lazy and unreliable as anyone else. I doubt they even had the car on a scale.
Actually they quote "Curb Weight" - which is defined as the car with a full tank of gas but no cargo or passengers. If you take the Vorshlag weight (3718) and add the full tank of gas (probably about 14 more gallons, at 6.4 pounds per gallon - and a few (5 lbs) for the floor mats and the tire repair kit and you get 3812.6 LBs. That is pretty close to Motor Trend's 3814 LBs. More importantly, they follow the same process for all cars - so you get accurate comparisons. By the way, the Challenger and the Camaro hold more fuel, so their curb weight includes a few extra pounds for the additional fuel. No Conspiracy here

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