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Author's Note: 5 Cheap Ways to Increase Horsepower
Back when I was looking for a Subaru Baja to buy for myself, I consulted a Subaru PR person I know and like very much about my impending purchase. "Don't get the turbo," was her only piece of advice. "It sucks up gas." So I got a normally aspirated engine, and I love my car.
I'd really like it to go faster. I've thought about an aftermarket turbocharger, and I know the people who could do it. But -- and this may shock you -- being a writer does not make me a very wealthy woman. So I, like you, dear reader, am always on the lookout for a cheap way to make the Baja a little more bitchin'. I believe I have now found five ways to do it, and so have you.
- Aptuned High Performance. "Increase Horsepower on a Budget - 4 Easy Ways." Aptuned.com. March 9, 2011. (April 30, 2013) http://www.aptuned.com/blog/increase-horsepower-on-a-budget-4-easy-ways.html
- Cars Direct. "Four Fast and Cheap Ways to Add Performance to Your Car." CarsDirect.com. July 8, 2010. (April 30, 2013) http://www.carsdirect.com/car-maintenance/four-fast-and-cheap-ways-to-add-horsepower-to-your-car
- Zurschmeide, Jeffrey. Author of "The New Mini Performance Handbook." Personal interview, conducted on May 3, 2013.