[MR2] MR2 news from Top Gear
magisterc at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 25 23:13:25 EST 2010
Drove a Porsche with E-gas and noticed no such issue. I think that the lag you feel has to do with the program. It is truly electronic, so tip in and progression can be dialed in exactly. If you did not like it, don't blame the computer, blame the program.
It does however make DIY stuff and engine swaps a GIANT PITA. On the other hand I did find it lovely to have only one vacuum line on the motor, and that was run to the brake booster.
--- On Mon, 1/25/10, Bob Schultz <bob-schultz at comcast.net> wrote:
From: Bob Schultz <bob-schultz at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [MR2] MR2 news from Top Gear
To: "'Andy Champ'" <andy.champ at tesco.net>, "'mr2.com'" <mr2 at mr2.com>
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010, 8:56 PM
But electric throttles? I've recently driven a Vauxhall (British GM) a
Suzuki and a Toyota with fly-by-wire throttles. They all had ever so
slight throttle lag, and I hated it.
Years ago I was offered a nice BMW 7 series for something like $4500. The
car had retail well over $10 grand at the time.
It turns out the price was so low because the drive by wire system was
messed up and the BMW dealership suspected it was both the throttle body
unit and the unit at the accelerator. These parts were something north of
$2500 if you needed to replace both. If that wasn't bad enough, it turns
out that the electronic rear struts were both bad and the time these
retailed for something like $1200 each.
Back then, I verified the prices to be a bit pessimistic but a $10,000 car
needing $5000 in parts for $4500 didn't seem to be a bargain.
MR2 Mailing List
MR2 at mr2.com
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
More information about the MR2