Originally Posted by Bavarian Motorist
I don't think it's abuse. I think a car that's babied constantly when driven is more abused than a car that sees its peak power every now and then.
Have you done what I described I experienced earlier in this very same car? Have you just thrown your transmission into 2nd gear at speeds above 60?
I'm telling you, this car somehow handled it as the RPM's just launched up but I would never do that to my car. I think the dealer thought I was impressed but I was just shocked. I don't know what the ECU says (if it hasn't been reset yet) but that should tell the tale of some of what this car has been through.