The above is from Jagman.http:// would be ticked off too if I were behind you. Driving the limit in the fast lane! You should have been in the right lane to begin with. The left lane is a PASSING lane. Very typical for the states. Driving along in the fast lane doing 55 without a care in the world. God I hate that too. Get a clue!
Try that in Europe and see what happens. Lucking it
wasn't me behind you in my truck. I have great solution for guys like you. You look back and all you see is my drive line and feel the heat my off road lights warming the back of your empty head. I either pass you or you might actually get a clue and move into the proper lane. If I have to pass you I have another treat for you if you still want to put along in the fast lane grampa. I slow up an let you push me for a bit. Then up shift to 6th and nail the gas and let it lug the big Cummins (highly moded). You will be eating so much Black Smoke you will slow and move into the proper lane of pass out. Just like give a driving leason once in a while. Usually they are too dumb to even know they are driving in the wrong lane and the Grand Marshall of the parade stacked upped behind them but I feel a lot better. I get lots of thumbs up from other after the Smoke Show. Love the truck for that one. In the SLK I just have to wait for my chance to pass. Truck makes it much more fun.
ian-kent: Althought the speedo is just under 160 in the photo, and the digital readout said 158 (you can't see it in the photo because of the flash) I have no reason to believe that I was not on the limiter at that point...I had to start backing down because there were a couple of cars well up ahead of me. My guess is that there's a bit of variability from car as to the exact speed it kicks in...Car & Driver's sample was apparently 156. I can tell you that there was not a sudden shutoff of the ignition/fuel or anything like that. My Pathfinder is limited to 109 MPH, and at 109 either the ignition and/or fuel shuts off...that's very noticeable, the first time it happened I thought I had blown the engine or something like that. Some other Sunday when I feel like getting up at the crack of dawn I'll have to try it again and see just how high it will go...too dangerous to try at any other time.ian-kent - 5/12/2005 8:27 AM
Xjagman all due respect - but driving at these speeds - isn't that why we buy these sort of cars, so once in a while we can take our brains out(when safe enough)and taking the picture - from previous threads if they had not and just written about it someone would have bound to have called them a liar or questioned the speed limit(like me)
Shark22 / Gatecrash I thought the SLK's were restricted 155 mph - I have not got mine yet, please advise where the limiter actually comes in - for future reference.
All car speedometers have a certain amount of error built in(always on the high reading side) that is a percentage of speed. So the higher the speed the greater the error in MPH. The only way to know the speed is to use a radar gun. Magazines use this method to determine the speed and don't go by the speedometer (except for phots). At that speed I would not be surprised if the speedometer was off by at by at least 10 to 15 MPH or more.shark22 - 5/12/2005 11:40 AM
...the speedo is just under 160 in the photo, and the digital readout said 158... I have no reason to believe that I was not on the limiter at that point...