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      04-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #151
4th down; 4th quarter? Renegade.
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Originally Posted by MMMMM3 View Post
Turbo cars do have low down torque, and can be driven below 2000 revs all day if you want. But that sounds like the turbo diesel driver's favourite thing to do, getting great fuel economy, and doing your best not to hear the engine at all; keeping noise and revs to a minimum.

I don't like turbos, they are a compromise, and will always be a compromise to get good fuel economy/keep engine displacement down. They will rev lower, and make a less pleasing sound when driven hard. Lots of people don't mind that they are compromising, and I'm open to compromise myself (I bought a turbo engined Golf GTI myself) but I miss the NA feeling too.
Psst - labeling turbos a "compromise" is silly IMO. They are a compromise to you...a lot of people don't like high revving motors for daily drivers. Golf GTI is a fine car, but it is by no means "high performance".