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View Poll Results: What's your cruising speed??
30-60kmph 5 1.13%
61-80kmph 65 14.74%
81-100kmph 182 41.27%
101-120kmph 140 31.75%
121-140kmph 36 8.16%
141-160kmph 11 2.49%
161-180kmph 1 0.23%
181-200kmph 1 0.23%
201-250kmph 0 0%
251 and above 0 0%
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Old 8th June 2005, 12:18   #31
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I believe that in most vehicles, the speed at which the speedo needle is pointing straight up is the ideal and most comfortable cruising speed in top gear.
In that case, i'll have the Enzo please. LOL


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Old 8th June 2005, 12:32   #32
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how did it feel doing 120kph on drifters slick tires.
Oh it felt "slicky" smooth man .... Even though we feel his tyres are gone and crap but it still holds on the ghats.
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In that case, i'll have the Enzo please. LOL


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Heh, heh! That's why I said I believe. I read this somewhere. Check it out on your car! What's the 12 o'clock position on the VTEC?

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What's the 12 o'clock position on the VTEC?
It's 117.5 kmph.

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It's 117.5 kmph.

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Makes sense, doesn't it? You voted 100 - 120 kmph. Just out of curiosity, what's the RPM in 5th at this speed? Is it slightly or way below the peak torque RPM of the VTEC?

Anybody's comfortable cruising speed would be pretty close to their (current) car's comfortable crusing speed.

That was just a theory I read somewhere while reading up on speedometer design. It may not be true or applicable to all cars but I believe it is applicable to most.

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Its a 100-120 for me.
A decent clip to go at, at most times.
Yet you can come to a stop quick enough in case the fool ahead of you gets some "brainwave" and pulls typical indian higway death manouvere
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Just out of curiosity, what's the RPM in 5th at this speed? Is it slightly or way below the peak torque RPM of the VTEC?
It's 3322rpm at 117.5 kmph in 5th gear. Max torque is achieved at 4700rpm.

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Anybody's comfortable cruising speed would be pretty close to their (current) car's comfortable crusing speed.
I thinks it's more dependent on the roads. On an expressway, the Vtec would easily cruise at 140-160kmph. I've sat in a Vtec on the expressway at 170kmph and it felt like 80kmph.

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That was just a theory I read somewhere while reading up on speedometer design. It may not be true or applicable to all cars but I believe it is applicable to most.
Could be true or just a coincidence.

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Old 8th June 2005, 13:53   #38
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100-120 will be a cruising speed for my hyundai accent crdi.For my pulsar 180 its around 80-90km/hr.
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I believe that in most vehicles, the speed at which the speedo needle is pointing straight up is the ideal and most comfortable cruising speed in top gear.

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I can relate to this.. not too sure about the authenticity of the quote.. .but can definitely relate and identify....

my 97 Zen--- 90
and baleno ----- 110

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Palio 1.6 and lancer.
I have chosen 145 kmph as the cars can comfortably go upto that speed without the car having any problem with stability.
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Well 100-120 is the best speed to cruise at not fast nor slow just ok and comfy..
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with the new highways..i kinda like the needle at around 130+
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Its very dependent on the roads though, there are roads where even holding 60 is a toughie, Now those are the roads that are fun!

Drove through a bit of the pyrennes, man that was fun, lotsa twists turns etc, in a rented smart for Four, that thing is peppy, touching 100 is really hard.

Plus the only thing that i'm really worried about is hitting someone, so if theres people on the road (villages & the like) , then i take it easy
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Old 8th June 2005, 18:37   #44
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I like eighties.. in my 98 zen carb.. that way I can chat around with my better half.. enjoy the sceneic view all around.. keeping one palm in the steering and the other one you know.. he.. he.. or can look ahead for that cattle or big speed braker/pothole. Voted for 80-100..
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The car I drive the most is Opel Astra & my comfortable cruising speed is between 60 to 80
mainly because you can cruise at that speed also you get better FE
on expressway it rises upto 100 to 120

but it depends on following factors
traffic
no. of lanes on road & availibility of divider
road condition
time of day

as for other cars speeds are almost the same
only 40-60 for Matiz may be
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