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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 7th March 2007, 20:25   #76
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100-120 in India, 140 occasionally on that lonely 4 lane stretch, anything beyond is too risky here
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Old 7th March 2007, 20:29   #77
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In my Santro, I am comfortable with 100-120 kmph on most highways and 120-140 kmph on Expressways. I have voted for 100-120 as this is more common.
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Old 7th March 2007, 22:12   #78
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Depends on the car being driven and road. On good roads in my Petra I will be comfortable about 120 KMPH speeds. On excellent roads with good long stretches find out the speedo limits (have not had an opportunity to do that yet).
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Old 7th March 2007, 22:26   #79
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I usually cruise between 100 and 120kmph on highways.
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Old 7th March 2007, 22:26   #80
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In my Santro, I am comfortable with 100-120 kmph on most highways and 120-140 kmph on Expressways. I have voted for 100-120 as this is more common.
Thatz quite scary on a Santro!
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Thatz quite scary on a Santro!
I also own a Santro Xing and Its definitely not scary!
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Old 8th March 2007, 11:36   #82
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it depends alot on the car which i am driving while in the city with a speed limit of 65 i usually do 70 -80

while on the high way i usually i am not allowed to drive much when i do 120-140 after 2 accidents you learn alot about driving nicely and anybody can drive fast its about who has the most control over the car

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u may not do anything wrong but other on the road may do
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Old 8th March 2007, 19:34   #83
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I forgot to mention the city speeds. Its according to the max limit. If the max limit is 65 i drive at 55 - 60 if its 45 i drive @ 40. Its rare that i go beyond the prescribed limits..
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101-120kmph for me in the Palio Sport while on the expressway. Otherwise it is 81-100kmph.
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Old 8th March 2007, 20:32   #85
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It is 40-60 in city, if possible. On divided highway (like BLR-Mysore) 80-100 kmph. In access controlled expressways (USA) 80mph.

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61-80 fifth engaged between 2300-3000revs maximum fuel efficiency maximum driving comfort...
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Old 9th March 2007, 09:40   #87
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it depends alot on the car which i am driving while in the city with a speed limit of 65 i usually do 70 -80

while on the high way i usually i am not allowed to drive much when i do 120-140 after 2 accidents you learn alot about driving nicely and anybody can drive fast its about who has the most control over the car

DRIVE SAFELY
u may not do anything wrong but other on the road may do
Point spot on. I think thats what the thread owner meant. It is not necessarily how fast one can go, but can one cruise comfortably at those speeds with complete control on the vehicle.

Coming to city roads, I find it difficult to cruise. The maximum speed 70-80 KMPH if at least a few hundred meter stretch is free. Mostly about 45-50 KMPH realistic possible speed.
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My frequent trips between Bangalore and Chennai allow me a comfy cruising speed of around 130-140 kmph in the daytime and around 120kmph at late evenings (8pm onwards).

I owe all this due to the neatly laid roads all the way from the outskirts of chennai upto entry into Hosur. One has to pay up at least at 6 toll booths which amounts to anything between Rs. 140/- and Rs. 160/- on toll charges. I would say its worth it.
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I owe all this due to the neatly laid roads all the way from the outskirts of chennai upto entry into Hosur. One has to pay up at least at 6 toll booths which amounts to anything between Rs. 140/- and Rs. 160/- on toll charges. I would say its worth it.
6 toll booths over such a short distance. On a bad day that might take up half an hour, which is a considerable percentage of the 4-5 hours journey. Pretty ridiculous planning and coordination, I must say. Why not a single toll booth where one specifies the route and pays up, once and for all? All one would need would be suitable check-points at the exit of various roads to ensure that everybody is paying up.

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Thatz quite scary on a Santro!
As I have posted before, if you maintain your Santro with proper wheel alignment/balancing and correct tyre pressures, the car is quite steady even at 140 kmph on the Expressway (I use tubeless tyres, which has substantially improved the handling). But the problem would be with braking. That is why you should not exceed 120 kmph on normal highways, where you may have to brake hard. I have just fitted alloy wheels; let us see what this does to the high-speed handling and braking in today's trip to Mumbai.
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