"Numbers don't lie. Subjective tests even under the best of circumstances, could". Cannot argue with that, but because a driving experience is subjective, that's what you end up feeling in the long run. Pure numbers are not everything, as I found out in my professional work. As I asked, what are the new cars like compared to what you have? Only a test drive will tell you realistically, since slight differences in numbers sometimes cannot be really detected. Been there, done that.
Well, anyway, personally, I encourage you hang with it for a while longer, irritating as it may seem to feel as if you have been in a way dissed by the dealer. Sounds like there is the possibility of a semantics problem, each side having different ideas of what some words and requests mean. Would I expect a dealer to supply me with performance numbers for one specific car, mine? Perhaps not realistically, even in your situation. There are general numbers published by car mags. Is your car close to some easily determined ones?
I as well feel that the friend may be correct in how the car is learning just how you want the car to drive after it's "prefrontal lobotomy", so to speak, lol. Once again, I mention buying a new TV, where the display TVs often are set to a "showroom setting" for overly set colors, brightness, tint, etc. You do not use that setting when at home. Maybe the original versions of the Quad were just too touchy for their own good.
These **** new cars, with their many multiple computers, some have several dozens, with thousands of lines of code, and learning algorithms, are soooo complicated, I'm glad my newest Alfa, the 94LS, has only several computers to mess with. They learn nothing, lol. I act as the computer telling the car how to drive. This is what makes me hesitate about buying a new car at all.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 01-06-2019 at 10:33 PM.