Hey there guys, fresh-faced new user here!
Thanks to an archived discussion on this site, I now know what it means when a car is described as having ‘X horsepower at Y RPM.’
So, specifically in comparing my '96 BMW 3-series with a '97 Honda Prelude I am thinking about getting:
The BMW has 190 HP @ 5300 RPM, while the Honda has 195 HP @ 7000 RPM.
How do I gauge which car is more powerful overall? Pushing the revs to the limit in a drag-type situation, I imagine the Honda would win out eventually.
Even though the BMW is practically falling apart at 235k miles, I couldn’t bring myself to replace it with a less powerful car. Just wouldn’t feel right.