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Old 01-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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having driven it a little more to understand the motor.
I can see it goes to about 40 in 1st. then I can let off and hear it go into second. in second when I press the brakes it can drop down to about 20 or so before it shifts back into first.

I LOVE THE 400'S TORQUE. I can let completely off the gas in 2nd and the car drops to idle it sounds like and just chugs along. I chugged along one road for about close to 2 miles @ 36-38 mph.
I have seen a 17 mile highway trip from work without the gas guage barely movig so I'm happy about those potentials.
I'm very grateful 2 be the driver of this car and will do my best 2 respect it and its power.

NEXT BIG FOCUS is gonna b TRACTION and beefing up the powerglide.
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