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View Poll Results: Whats your top speed
50-99 kmph 62 4.35%
100-149 kmph 492 34.55%
150-199 kmph 632 44.38%
200-249 kmph 167 11.73%
250-299 kmph 41 2.88%
300+ kmph 30 2.11%
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Old 31st January 2007, 22:29   #1036
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So bro has started posting again ?

I envy him for all this, Nascars, superbikes, dirt bikes (will never forget that ride on Mike's CR500 ) and his Vstar !
Damn, why did the Road of America have to close for winter when I got there.
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Old 31st January 2007, 23:06   #1037
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140- tata indica dls non turbo
155- skoda octavia 1.9 tdi
180- land cruiser amazon
190- E 280 v6 petrol

i own the indica , rest all are my relatives cars...
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Old 5th February 2007, 15:34   #1038
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Touched 110mph (176kmp) in a BMW 325i when I was in the US. (luckily didn't get a speeding ticket )
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Old 12th February 2007, 15:18   #1039
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170-175 i guess.. Adventure. couldnt go further couldn't push more either i guess. i have a snap. but crossed the 140 Mark in numerous times.
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Old 12th February 2007, 21:50   #1040
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140 km/h in cielo automatic..
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Old 12th February 2007, 22:02   #1041
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150 k/hr IN AN indica. Cud have done more, but did not feel confident to cruise more.
140 km/hr, in SWIFT, again limited the speed because of skinny tyres of my Vxi vesion.
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Old 13th February 2007, 09:35   #1042
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My personal best is 150km/h+ in my Contessa on the Mumbai - Pune Expressway. I stopped watching the speedo after that.

I've been in much faster cars but never gone faster.
ive gone upto 160+ in my contessa....
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Old 14th February 2007, 03:56   #1043
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165 Kmph in my OHC 1.5 ...on vellore-chennai highway...
145 Kmph in my friends RD350..Coimbatore-Erode highway..man this ride was thrilling to te core
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Old 15th February 2007, 22:03   #1044
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Wow, that was pretty fast for that pucca city car! I managed to go upto about 115 kmph on my 2001 Santro, and even at that speed I was very unsure about it. I felt the car may "take off" if I push it any further!

While in US I have gone upto 140 mph on a Ford Mustang and 135 mph on Toyota Camry. Both appeared to be capable of much further speeds, even though a cop might still overtake you!
We did 115kmph in 3rd gear in one of the bhpian's(suren181) 2002 santro zip plus, it can go further upto 125kmph, but ran out of road. There were 4 of us, I guess all of us weighed 300kgs in total and more than half of fuel tank. It has got stock-replacement K&N air filter, Iridium Spark plugs with corresponding wires and Hijoin HR 5 spoked machined finish 13" Alloys, Bridgestone Turanza 165/65/R13.
Driver was another bhpian 'nosfreak'.
I think this car can go upto 160kmph easily, but a dangerous thing for a santro.
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I don't mean any offense to you guys, but in my country 115-125kph is considered a normal highway speed. The typical highway speed limit is 105kph but everybody drives a bit faster. On Interstate 90, 130kph is pretty common. I top 150kph relatively casually in my beater maybe once a week.

I understand that we're talking about drastically different vehicles here. You guys seem to have a lot of very small-displacement cars, presumably for city fuel efficiency. Believe it or not, I wish they offered that stuff here.

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Multiades, it's not only the cars. All these speeds are mostly done in single lanes i.e. one lane for each direction with no divider in between.

A few roads might be 2 lanes each way i.e. 4 lanes.

Not only that, unlike US freeways or highways here allow anybody i.e. people, cattle, bullock carts.

My max speed is 170kph on a Mitsubishi Lancer with a 1.5L engine and 88bhp.

While doing speeds beyond 80kmph we really have to concentrate and be ready for anything in our path.

it's a lot of fun. like an adventure sport.
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Old 16th February 2007, 00:20   #1047
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I don't mean any offense to you guys, but in my country 115-125kph is considered a normal highway speed. The typical highway speed limit is 105kph but everybody drives a bit faster. On Interstate 90, 130kph is pretty common. I top 150kph relatively casually in my beater maybe once a week.

I understand that we're talking about drastically different vehicles here. You guys seem to have a lot of very small-displacement cars, presumably for city fuel efficiency. Believe it or not, I wish they offered that stuff here.
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Multiades, it's not only the cars. All these speeds are mostly done in single lanes i.e. one lane for each direction with no divider in between.

A few roads might be 2 lanes each way i.e. 4 lanes.

Not only that, unlike US freeways or highways here allow anybody i.e. people, cattle, bullock carts.

My max speed is 170kph on a Mitsubishi Lancer with a 1.5L engine and 88bhp.

While doing speeds beyond 80kmph we really have to concentrate and be ready for anything in our path.

it's a lot of fun. like an adventure sport.
Some small vehicles are available in the USA too. I believe you can find Suzuki Esteem, Hyundai Elantra kinds. Kia sells some small cars too, probably like Rio.
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I understand that we're talking about drastically different vehicles here. You guys seem to have a lot of very small-displacement cars, presumably for city fuel efficiency. Believe it or not, I wish they offered that stuff here.
Buddy, there may not be small cars as many as the big cars in US, but there are quite a few of the small cars, you better do some research on this.

A good site to check is:
New & Used Car Prices and Reviews on Yahoo! Autos

These are few cars you can check, but dont get dissappointed they still can have good top speeds
chevy aveo, ford focus hatch, honda fit, hyundai accent, kia rio, .... to name a few more,
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I can't think of a single car available here new with less than 100hp, and 1.5L is the absolute bottom of the displacement barrel. Maybe 1% of cars have that small an engine.

You'd be hard pressed to find many cars with less than 2L engines, and most have >150hp. Heck, my 13y/o cheap-*** beater has a 1.8 with 127hp. If I could find a cheap 1L car that weighed under a tonne, I'd be all
over it.

The new compact cars that are basically the smallest stuff you can buy are the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit. Both have 1.5L engines with a bit over 100hp, and weigh ~1100kg.

Point taken about the roads, I was just curious.

Although there are still motorcycles there that are faster than any car I'll ever own.
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@Multiades, assuming you never been to India, here the talk about achieving speeds above 100kmph becomes a matter of pride since the highway conditions are not comparable to the US ( I love driving on Mass Pike) and we need to have nerves of steel and super human reflexes to be prepared for whatever that may come in between the road, following are some examples that is extremely endangering to live

1) There is no such thing called studious lane changing, though highway drivers are becoming more and more educated now

2) Cattle crossing the roads since we pass innumerable small villages when driving on highways

3) 90% of the highways do not have a divider in between so incoming and outgoing can swerve, slide into whichever lane they want

4) People,bicylists, motorcyclists just entering into the main highway road from the exit without any signal

Having said that, our roads are rapidly improving and acheiving those speeds is a matter of thrill and pride to us. I have personally touched 175kmph in a 1.5 L diesel car having 82bhp and looking to improve
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