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So, I go for a beautiful drive today (as I'm sure most of you did...sorry Steve & rjp).
I'm on this little twsity road that goes through a residential neighborhood.
I pass a guy that yells "SLOW DOWN".
I look down, I'm doing 60!
It feels like I'm going 35.
So then I do an experiment.
I hop on the Turnpike and try to do what I think is 65/70 without looking at the speedo.
When I think I've hit 70 I look down.
Take a guess what my speed was....
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90 or 100. That is the correct average crusing speed for this car. And I head that even higher speeds feels like nothing amazing car!!
 

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I concur

Everytime I'm on interstate or turnpike my normal speed is between 90-100. Going 60 just won't happen unless you set cruise control.

As for people getting their panties twisted on the street. The prob is that with the exhaust note being louder then the avg car, they assume you're speeding bc most cars are not loud unless it's pegged. I have guys telling me to slow down when I'm doing 10-15mph in 1st sport mode bc the exhaust makes them think I'm speeding.
 

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I concur

Everytime I'm on interstate or turnpike my normal speed is between 90-100. Going 60 just won't happen unless you set cruise control.

As for people getting their panties twisted on the street. The prob is that with the exhaust note being louder then the avg car, they assume you're speeding bc most cars are not loud unless it's pegged. I have guys telling me to slow down when I'm doing 10-15mph in 1st sport mode bc the exhaust makes them think I'm speeding.
I agree the car sounds loud and powerful! That said, it is a bit hard to "show off" with the car on launch. So far I have not found a way to jump off the line with any tire noise or smoke. I do realize a real racer knows that energy and speed is wasted when the tires spin but .....
 

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Yep, 99MPH
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So far I have not found a way to jump off the line with any tire noise or smoke.
The show off is...put it in manual, hit the gas and wind that baby up to 5K and then hit the paddle. EVERYONE stares! :cool:
 

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So it finally happened - night fortunately not doing a 100 doing 83 got a warning on the radar slowed down saw the smoky out on a corner really cut down my warning time.....a real pro..........i see him come out of the box and of course he gets behind me following i am doing the limit at this point and I of course know he is behind me after about a mile he lights me up............you were doing 83 and slowed down really fast........how is your driving record? Excellent I say.......all responses yes Sir - no Sir.......takes the docs and walks away.........comes back........just a warning tonight please drive slower.............did not expect that I was of the mind i would never walk away in a Maz without a ticket.........glad I was not doing 100 (which of course I have not tried yet!!) but thought you would all like the story............
 

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Where was this? GSP or turnpike? I bought the Escort passport max just for times like that.
Steve
 

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TJsBeer, thanks for the compassion. This will be a long week for me.

Spsesq, how do you like the Escort Max. I was thinking of getting that to replace my trusty V1. I have been getting too may false alerts lately and I find myself shutting off the V1 completely. I would hate to get a ticket while the V1 was off.

I was drawn to the use of GPS to learn false alarms and automatically mute them in the future. Does this work for you?

Sorry for taking this off topic.
 
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