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(Fox News)   Despite what the speedometer says, your piece of crap economy hatchback can't really do 140 miles per hour   (foxnews.com) divider line 44
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2013-02-28 02:14:12 PM  
19 votes:
Mine can. I put a big-ass spoiler on the back AND some TYPE-R stickers on both doors.
2013-02-28 03:16:18 PM  
8 votes:
FTA: "You reach a point where it becomes ridiculous," says Larry Dominique..."

sweetandweak.files.wordpress.com

My car goes to Plaid
2013-02-28 02:12:34 PM  
5 votes:
I don't think my Jeep would break 100 in free fall
2013-02-28 04:08:15 PM  
3 votes:
My Maserati does 185!

/lost my license
//now I don't drive :(
2013-02-28 03:10:36 PM  
3 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

"At least now the car can live up to its speedometer."

"Shut up, Shawn."
2013-03-01 10:05:21 AM  
2 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Some of those old boats will easily hit 120, and they're quite comfortable doing it. The low ratio steering is good over 90, it doesn't feel squirrely at all. They're geared at 2.7 or 2.9:1 so the engine is not over-revving even at that speed. Lots of power with a 400+ CI and a 4bbl.

Just don't try to stop quickly on four drums.

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Yeah... all that weight and four stock drums.  :: Shudders::  Hitting the brakes at speed is more like a suggestion than a demand.  You hit the slow pedal and somewhere in the bowels of that beast a scribe meticulously dictates "slowing down would be a good idea", folds the note carefully, ties it to a pigeon and then lets it fly.  Sometime in the future the gnomes living inside of the wheel hubs begin the deceleration process.  3 or 4 days later you will stop.
My uncle wanted to run his old Buick Electra at a bracket event.  "My ticker is bad and I'm fat, you want to run it today?" he asked. "Sure" I said, full of youth and vigour.
After getting through the quarter mile I was running out of deceleration space.  It was like stopping an aircraft carrier.  I think I got my first gray hairs watching that embankment get closer, closer, closer.  I ended up dumping it into first, then just neutral dropping it.  Without using the transmission to slow down I don't think I would have been able to stop in time.  "About time I swap to discs eh nephew?"  :: angry glare ::
2013-02-28 04:19:18 PM  
2 votes:
My car came from the factory with a 85 mph speedo. I wanted to drive faster, so I had to replace it. I got a second-handFerrari speedometer, and had it installed.

farm4.staticflickr.com

Y'all should see a Smart car do 220!
2013-02-28 04:15:04 PM  
2 votes:

probesport: New Age Redneck: My Maserati does 185!

/lost my license
//now I don't drive :(

Allow me to leave a message

/maybe you'll call?


I wrote you a letter. It says you're great.
2013-02-28 03:54:38 PM  
2 votes:

inner ted: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 281x179]
challenge accepted
/am i really the first with a top gear reference?


i21.photobucket.com
/blast hardcheese
2013-02-28 03:48:42 PM  
2 votes:
cache.ohinternet.com
2013-02-28 03:43:51 PM  
2 votes:

danno_to_infinity: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Guy I went to high school with swore to the lord above that he got busted doing 150 on the interstate in his 1978 Chevy Chevette.

Yes, every word in that sentence has something fundamentally wrong.

Utter rubbish, hogslop, balderdash, and bull cookies.  There's no way on fsm's green earth a pos chevette could do 150.  Only in free fall, and even then, I'm dubious.

We had one of those miserable pieces of shiat, acceleration was measured by calendar.  When I went from that to the honda accord LXi with the 12 valve (1986), it was like going from the original wright brothers flying machine to a Saturn V-5 rocket.  It was incomprehensible that GM would even insult the consumers with that shiatbox.  I have never forgiven the american car industry for that travesty.


This guy also had a bikini model girlfriend...from Toronto, was a "certified" Krav Maga expert...in Maryland, and was offered a full ride to play football at Miami -- but loved Kutztown State so much he paid to go there and never played.

To put it another way: if he told me the sun was going to rise in the east I'd face north.
2013-02-28 03:31:29 PM  
2 votes:

blatz514: grokca: blatz514: Whoa whoa whoa, hold on.  You're saying my rusted out '93 Sentra won't go 140mph?

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You obviously need more speed holes.

I learned kicking slush off the car leads to more speed holes.


blog.seattlepi.com

Salt is the flesh eating disease of automobiles.
2013-02-28 03:30:20 PM  
2 votes:
When I was 16 or so my dad picked up a new Yamaha motorcycle with a digital speedo.  He let me take it up the road and back.  When I got back I said "Did you notice that the speedo stops going up at 85?".

His reply was "No, I did not."  Last time I ever road that bike,
2013-02-28 03:20:00 PM  
2 votes:
Challenge Accepted!
2013-02-28 02:28:15 PM  
2 votes:
Guy I went to high school with swore to the lord above that he got busted doing 150 on the interstate in his 1978 Chevy Chevette.

Yes, every word in that sentence has something fundamentally wrong.
2013-03-01 11:31:13 AM  
1 votes:

cervier: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Guy I went to high school with swore to the lord above that he got busted doing 150 on the interstate in his 1978 Chevy Chevette.

Yes, every word in that sentence has something fundamentally wrong.

Maybe 150 Km/h? But I'm still not sure it's possible with a Chevette


anything is possible, maybe unnecassary and foolish, but

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/hot
2013-02-28 07:50:56 PM  
1 votes:

Gleeman:


In a cool, professional voice, the controller replied, ' Aspen 20, I show you at 1,982 knots on the ground.' We did not hear another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast.

I'd love to find a copy of that book.
2013-02-28 07:16:17 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-28 06:18:06 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: MythDragon: [i1134.photobucket.com image 500x375]

140?
Laughs.

What's the top end on an F4i?  I'm on a Blackbird and it's definitely above that.


I hit 157 and the wind caught my backpack, turning it into a drouge chute, and damn near ripped me off the back. I decided I had gone fast enough at that point, and have since kept it under 110. I didn't want to find out what finding yourself at 150+ suddenly under your own power while wearing only jeans to protect your ass felt like.
2013-02-28 06:12:13 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Mine goes 200 miles per hour.

/Down hill.


I hate Illinois Nazis.
4.bp.blogspot.com
/i've always loved you
2013-02-28 04:43:37 PM  
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Yaxe: You mean my 2009 Chevy Aveo, built in China and a piece of shiat by both countries's standard can't go 100 MPH?

/got it up to 90, but I was afraid the transmission was going to start shredding parts

I have a 2007 Chevy Aveo.  I actually love that car.  And, btw: it's actually made in South Korea, and elsewhere in the world it's branded as a Deawoo.

The more you know!


No one cares.

Here's your cat:

ts4.mm.bing.net
2013-02-28 04:40:53 PM  
1 votes:
i54.tinypic.com
2013-02-28 04:14:51 PM  
1 votes:
EVERYBODY STOP TYPING "SPEEDO"

If your too lazy to type out speedometer, use mile fast thing or windy uppy thing.


STOP GIVING ME BRAIN BLEED OVER TRYING NOT TO IMAGINE SPEEDOS!

kthxbye


:P
2013-02-28 04:06:54 PM  
1 votes:

jgilb: Little dick Americans are easily fooled. What a surprise.


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2013-02-28 03:51:42 PM  
1 votes:

Glockenspiel Hero: I drive a Hyundai Sonata.  The most boring car on Earth.  You could paint it white and stamp CAR on the sides

Top speed: 147 mph, clocked by the cops in Arizona

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/Never had it even farking close to that kind of speed.  Even if the drivetrain can handle it, I know the tires and suspension can't


I've had a similar experience. My 2nd car, a hand me down Camaro, was transporting me home at a pretty standard rate of speed one evening when a cop pulls up behind me. Lights blaring. He walks up calmly and asks how fast I was going. I tell him I didn't think I was speeding. He tells me "Well you were going 108."

And I laughed. Just straight up laughed in his face. I'm very polite to police officers normally and always respectful but it was absurd. It was a hilarious accusation. I told him I didn't doubt my car could go 108 but #1 I'd probably notice if I was going 108 and #2 in the traffic we were in and at a dead stop he'd have to have been going 148 to catch me from where he was sitting if I was going 108.

He didn't find it funny. He insisted I was going that speed, and told me I was lucky to not be going to jail and I'd better hire a lawyer since I was "recklessly speeding". I did. Took it to court and after a lengthy battle it was dismissed on the grounds that there was no evidence other than "I seen it going fast". Ended up costing me over $400 for the whole thing just because some idiot cop jumped at the first exciting radar gun number he saw.
2013-02-28 03:49:39 PM  
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
challenge accepted
/am i really the first with a top gear reference?
2013-02-28 03:41:43 PM  
1 votes:
Once I lowered the Mustang and cut down a bit of it's wind resistance, I can get it up to just a tad over 145 before it runs out of horsepower.  With the high gearing it falls flat in a headwind at those speeds.  That and before it was lowered the front end liked to dance a little over 130.  The Scout is scary as can be at 90, I would not want to push it to 120.  I'm sure it would do it, I just don't want to be in it when it happens.
2013-02-28 03:35:46 PM  
1 votes:

MBooda: Sez who?
[www.blogcdn.com image 628x420]


SCIENCE!
2013-02-28 03:28:50 PM  
1 votes:
I once went so fast in my Yugo the cop made me take a "Special Breathalyzer."

I was hoping for the Fluid of Freedom, but it spit the Juice of Justice at me.
2013-02-28 03:28:23 PM  
1 votes:
Sez who?
www.blogcdn.com
2013-02-28 03:26:22 PM  
1 votes:

grokca: blatz514: Whoa whoa whoa, hold on.  You're saying my rusted out '93 Sentra won't go 140mph?

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

You obviously need more speed holes.


I learned kicking slush off the car leads to more speed holes.
2013-02-28 03:25:50 PM  
1 votes:
fortnightlitpress.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-28 03:25:15 PM  
1 votes:
But Claybrook isn't satisfied. "To have a car register any more than the maximum speed limit is really a statement by the company: Drive faster. It's OK," she said. "It's encouraging people to violate the law."

Just to be safe, we should make a speedometer max out at 20. After all, a speedometer that goes to 75 will encourage someone to drive that fast through a school zone.
2013-02-28 03:24:10 PM  
1 votes:
My speedometer is digital, so I guess there's no limit. Awesome!

Except it's an '08 xB, and refrigerators aren't meant to go fast.

Still love my little fridge.
2013-02-28 03:24:05 PM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

Car manufacturers create the illusion of speed by putting large numbers on speedometers.
2013-02-28 03:20:54 PM  
1 votes:
One day, driving my Ford Probe, I got busted by the State Troopers going POTATO.
2013-02-28 03:19:48 PM  
1 votes:
Despite what the speedometer says, your piece of crap economy hatchback can't really do 140 miles per hour

That depends on the height of the cliff.
2013-02-28 03:15:24 PM  
1 votes:
The answer has deep roots in an American culture that loves the rush of driving fast.

DEFINITELY NOT the fact that speedometers are bought from a supplier that makes them for multiple vehicles.
2013-02-28 03:14:53 PM  
1 votes:

blatz514: Whoa whoa whoa, hold on.  You're saying my rusted out '93 Sentra won't go 140mph?

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 225x225]


You obviously need more speed holes.
2013-02-28 03:14:03 PM  
1 votes:
But can it at least do 88mph?

/great scot
2013-02-28 02:40:37 PM  
1 votes:
CSB day: I once got my 1987 Subaru GL (97 HP 1.2 L, IIRC) up to 98 mph. Barely, on a long stretch of downhill Interstate highway. I was trying for 100 but failed. Almost shook the thing to pieces.

/OK, not that cool.
2013-02-28 02:14:35 PM  
1 votes:

nekom: This is new to anyone?  I can't remember the last time I owned a car in which I could `bury the needle'


Only vehicle I ever owned where I could bury the needle was a motorcycle.  It had one of those stupid 85 MPH speedometers.

I once wound it out all the way until it wouldn't go any faster, noted the RPMs, then went back home, measured the actual circumference of my rear tire, and went through the gear ratios to come up with top speed.  It was about 115 MPH.

/Math works, biatches.
2013-02-28 02:10:34 PM  
1 votes:
Whoa whoa whoa, hold on.  You're saying my rusted out '93 Sentra won't go 140mph?

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-02-28 01:57:35 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Mine goes 200 miles per hour.

/Down hill.
//In a hurricane.



CSB:

The only time I received a speeding ticket in my 4 cylinder Jeep was when I was going downhill.
 
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