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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 9th March 2007, 15:19   #91
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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.
Thatz Right!!!
The Thread initiator didn't ask for the highest speed we clocked on our Cars!
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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.
OT: well i believe the govt wants returns on investments ASAP. Everytime a stretch of road was being re-laid, the toll booth was also constructed at the same time. So this ensured no delays in recovering crores of money invested. One meal ticket for the party during elections claiming better roads et all.
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Old 9th March 2007, 15:28   #93
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what exactly is the meaning of "cruising speed"??
small hatchbacks-santros,zens can all touch 150. BUT they are not MEANT to Cruise at those speeds!!!These small cars should have speed limiters at 125. Getz/palio range--140, skoda/corolla range--160
Its Totally Unsafe on our Highways or Expressways.
I touch[sprint to] even 240 in some of my cars[tare wt-1500kg+], BUT cruise only at 160 in them, on the expressway!!!
How and why should anyone cruise at 140/150 in 750kg cars??!!
Lets all spread Safety, and not Brag about what speeds we Cruise at!!
As is common statement----
Accidents are invariably caused due to someone elses Fault! but we should learn to save ourselves from these "someone elses" faults!!!
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100-120 kmph in all my cars, kmph 70-80 when i'm in no hurry.

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These small cars should have speed limiters at 125.
That is your opinion. Another may want the speed limiters at 100, etc. What prevails is the most sensible option -- no speed limiters for small cars, which are already very slow.
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How and why should anyone cruise at 140/150 in 750kg cars??!!
Lets all spread Safety, and not Brag about what speeds we Cruise at!!
First of all, who said anything about cruising at 150? I said 120-140 on Expressways. My Santro hits 150+ only on slightly sloping stretches. On level road it would max out at 140-150 depending on a number of factors (e.g. smoothness of road).

Secondly, I was merely stating a fact, not "bragging". I have done the Mumbai-Pune Expressway probably well over a 100 times by now and on most of these trips, my *average* speed over the 93 km stretch is about 105-112 kmph -- this includes time lost in the ghat section and two toll booths. So I must clearly be in the 120-140 kmph cruising range. My car has never let me down. That said, I don't ever want to brake hard at speeds exceeding 120 kmph on my Santro.

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OT: well i believe the govt wants returns on investments ASAP. Everytime a stretch of road was being re-laid, the toll booth was also constructed at the same time. So this ensured no delays in recovering crores of money invested. One meal ticket for the party during elections claiming better roads et all.
Thats not the real reason for heavy toll price. Recovery needs to happen before the roads go bad, we all know they can go bad really.......
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That is your opinion. Another may want the speed limiters at 100, etc. What prevails is the most sensible option -- no speed limiters for small cars, which are already very slow.
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First of all, who said anything about cruising at 150? I said 120-140 on Expressways. My Santro hits 150+ only on slightly sloping stretches. On level road it would max out at 140-150 depending on a number of factors (e.g. smoothness of road).
Secondly, I was merely stating a fact, not "bragging". I have done the Mumbai-Pune Expressway probably well over a 100 times by now and on most of these trips, my *average* speed over the 93 km stretch is about 105-112 kmph -- this includes time lost in the ghat section and two toll booths. So I must clearly be in the 120-140 kmph cruising range. My car has never let me down. That said, I don't ever want to brake hard at speeds exceeding 120 kmph on my Santro.
My apologies to you for taking it personal!
the message I gave was that we need to be very responsible!! and we have avery high % of young members who love Speed!!
Speed limiters are a decision made by the car manufacturers and the country specific authorities, so you and I cant in any way decide!
if it hadnt been for this exchange of messages, by tommoow we would have a whole lot of members talking about the 150's and even the 180's!!
But I pray to you, Please dont drive the Santro beyond 120 even on the expressway. youve driven 100 times on the expressway and I'm driving for now 40 Years and see the conditions only going worse!

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@scooby05, what you say makes a lot of sense. And you do not need to apologize for anything, it is all part of the game in an Internet discussion. I certainly didn't take your previous message personally.

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@scooby05, what you say makes a lot of sense. And you do not need to apologize for anything, it is all part of the game in an Internet discussion. I certainly didn't take your previous message personally.
Thanks for the consolation Sir. Hope our young Boys drive responsibly!!
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Well if its the elantra on a four lane road..then from 140-160..if its the lancer well 180 coz its effortless and light..
I voted for the 140-160 range..
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I usually cruise around at speeds around 80 to 100 kmph in my Baleno....here in kerala highways even this is kinda unsafe with cruel bus n truck drivers comin the wrong side
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121 - 140 ... Lack the patience to drive slower.
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Cruising between 100 and 120kmph is a pity safe on the Indian Roads to control the vehicle at emergency.
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80 - 100 is really comfortable on the normal highways but on the expressway, 100 - 120 is pretty safe.
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Anything more than 100 in my Zen and it loses traction. The Dzire though stays stable at upto 120. Beyond that it is pushing the machine to the limit. I would not call it "cruising'.

I ideally cruise at 80 to 90 kmph in Zen. Touch 100 on extremely good roads with minimal traffic.
For Dzire it is 90 to 100 kmph. On damn good roads, well I might touch 120.
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