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I just finished my classes for the semester. I thought the unsteady aerodynamics was going to be harder, because it involved a lot of heavy math, but it actually ended up being alright once I really started working on it. And the design class, which should have been easier since it was largely material I already knew, ended up being harder. Between these two classes and working overtime at work, I've been extremely busy. Too busy. So next semester I will only take one class, on computational fluid dynamics.
I've still been having fun driving my car, as well. Driving to and from work, it actually gets better mileage than my old car, despite offering vastly better performance. I typically get 18 MPG going to work, and 28 coming back. I'm guessing there's an elevation difference involved here. For highway driving, though, I get quite as good mileage as my old car, generally getting around 25 MPG. But that's probably due to my driving. :) I had read in the manual that it might be electronically limited to some lower speed than its true potential to prevent the tires from failing, so I looked up the specs on my tires and found that they are rated to 186 MPH. Sadly, the car is nevertheless electronically limited to 130. For those of you who are now worrying (you and I both know who you are), I haven't approached that speed. Yet. Although I have surpassed 100. This car really handles beautfully, under all conditions I have driven it.