Lol, I bet it's your driving that is inconsistant. I totally try to take it easy fora whole tank, but then without fail; some civic needs some humbling...
Exactly! I was doing fine on this tank of gas, till I ran into a modded acura (judging from what looked like an intercooler, but with ricers you never know...sure didn't sound turbo'd.) on the way back from Annapolis on friday. He was tailgating, reving at lights, and just being as obnoxious as possible. I just had
to get as far away from that fart can as I could, as quickly as possible. And I did. Without competition mode. And with the top down.
That may be the one thing I don't like about this car, the attention it attracts from ricers. I couldn't begin to count all the civics, scions and the like that go out of their way to try and goad me into racing. (I've found scion TC drivers to be the worst.) What's funny is I can get several car lengths in front of one at a light without really trying and within all traffic laws. It's funny to see a ricer try and take off like a shot, only to be taken by a car driven in a reasonable manner, and within the speed limit.
And for those who accuse me of street racing, I simply want to get as far from these guys as I can in a safe, legal manner. It's not like we're talking race cars here, most of these are your stereotypical civic with a fart can that is only drowned out by the bass from the subs, speaker under the hood for fake BOV sounds, lowered so much you wonder how they get around ricers. All 16 second cars at best, and with the subs, age and constant abuse from lousy drivers most will be lucky to get that.
Oh, and the sti/evo crowd isn't like that at all. They know they don't have anything to prove.