MLucas wrote:This past weekend, I was at a light sitting next to a Cadillac SRX (brand new). As I left the light, I could hear his engine roaring and the transmission changing the gears. I stepped on the Amp pedal and left him the dust. The look of disgust on his face that his $45K dollar Cadillac just got stomped on by this little EV was priceless.
Being a brand new iMiEV owner, I am very apprehensive of doing anything that may somehow injure or degrade my i in any way. So, in the four days that I have owned mine, the go pedal has been babied almost to the point of ridiculousness. There has been one time so far that I've had to give it a little extra juice to merge into traffic from a dead stop. And even then, I was driving in Eco mode and did not stomp on the pedal. I was satisfied with my little i's ability to get up and moving.
However, I have not yet had or taken the opportunity to put her into drive and floor the go pedal. Like I said, I'm afraid of causing any harm to my new little toy or degrading its abilities in any way. Over the weekend, there were a couple instances where I was sitting first in line at a red light next to an obviously self-important snot with disdain for any vehicle smaller than his. One light it was a Mustang, and the other light it was some honking SUV of one make or another. I'll admit, I imagined how satisfying it would be if my iMiEV were capable of being floored and leaving those punks in a cloud of electrons behind me. Of course, I did no such thing, but I did wonder what she was capable of.
Okay, I have to ask. I sounds like a few of you have taken the opportunity to surprise some folks with our iMiEV's unexpected pep. I was wondering if those who have punched the go pedal cold expound upon our cars' abilities in such situations? The last thing I'd want to do is finally give in to my temptation only to be ridiculed and embarrassed for my car's poor performance. I'd like to know what she can do without risking damage trying to find out!