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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 27th April 2006, 14:09   #61
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I drive my Palio D, from TVM to COCHIN (NH47), full load of 5 ppl and luggage, every friday eve and back every monday morn. On the monday mornings around 100-110 is quite ok...but not always...so speaking on a realistic term, I voted for 81-100, which is more comfortable and safer.
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Old 27th April 2006, 17:51   #62
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Question hmm...

dubai-abu dhabi-dubai...
on the sheikh zayed road...
always between 140-159....
and inner city only 80-100...
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Old 27th April 2006, 20:04   #63
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umm... regardless of the car i stick to 60-80 occasionally touching 100 in city on highways its another story

Santro = 110kmph
Accent = 120-130kmph
Optra = 110kmph
Qualis = 100kmph
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Old 27th April 2006, 21:02   #64
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the comfortable cruising speed is very much dependent on the car you drive,the road conditions and the traffic conditions.on a perfect highway(east coast road)with minimal/no traffic in my accent crdi,i would prefer to cruise happily at 100-110
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For me cruising is something enjoyable and controllable, I never miss a chance to cruise in the range of 80+ in my Palio 1.6!
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Hi. This is an excellent poll. Good idea Shan2nu!

It depends on the car and the roads.

When I'm cruising along Chennai-Bangalore sector, I cruise at 100-120. Few times I go upto 130-160 when I sense the road is straight and empty for a distance. The car is a Ford Ikon 1.6.

For the Santro, I took it only once on the ECR. I was doing 120 with three people onboard including me, and a light luggage as in for picnic. Wasn't that stable and was not offering good tyre grip. So I prefer 80-100 for that car, unless a good weight onboard, then upto 120.
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Old 7th March 2007, 12:34   #67
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80-100. I'm at complete bliss
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Old 7th March 2007, 12:42   #68
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voted for 61-80 KPH in my Padmini ... the powerband being in the same region.
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Old 7th March 2007, 12:50   #69
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My enjoyable cruise speeds are:

In suburbs of Chennai: 61 - 80 kmph
In Highways :101-120 kmph
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Old 7th March 2007, 13:27   #70
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I am generally a very passive driver. So, even if the road is absolutely empty and smooth, I may be caught cruising at 60 in my Petra.
However, if there is some traffic, I tend to get a little competitive and speed up. The car can comfortably do 140 or more, but with the kinds or roads we have and the kind of road users, one has to be too careful to call it 'cruising'. And anyway, the car sounds so exciting at 140, that adrenaline starts to flow and I jump out of the cruise mode and rush along.
Come to think of it, on the right day I quite enjoy a 35kmph cruise along the left lane in the city with everyone rushing past me. I love the way the car purrs gently, like Coochie my parents' cat back in Calcutta.
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Old 7th March 2007, 15:19   #71
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I presume 'comfortable' cruising speeds would depend on the driver too. Given the same conditions of car, tyres, road, traffic comfort levels could differ.

Holding a steady 140-160 on highways has been pretty much possible - on the NH-2 stretches I have driven on. However, I would tick 120-140kmph as a 'comfortable' relaxed crusing speed on my car - Baleno on 195s.
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Old 7th March 2007, 16:58   #72
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I prefer 100 - 120. No stress on engine. Car is in control easily on that speed on highways + better FE and comfort for others, rather than going 150+ and breaking hard and then going down to 80..
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Old 7th March 2007, 17:07   #73
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I am quite comfortable with 80-100 kmph on my Palio!
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Old 7th March 2007, 17:26   #74
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with the kind of roads and traffic present in our roads, i prefer a speed between 80-100 kmph for a comfortable drive....we don't have any super highway or express highway here and i haven't driven on one yet...so it may differ!
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Old 7th March 2007, 18:28   #75
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Voted for 141-160 when I am driving my Octavia 1.8TPi.
It would be in the region of 120-140 for my Elantra CRDi (195 section shoes).
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