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  1. #1
    Big Blue
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    Default Speedometer test take two


    On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    mph.

    Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    up as 65.

    Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.





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    Ron
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    Default Re: Speedometer test take two

    There are 3 or 4 of them on I-5 north of Redding. I seldom if ever have got
    them to be withing 2 or 3 mph the same day. My Highlander registers about
    72 at an actual 70. I'd suggest using the mile markers and a watch to clock
    thru several miles. Damned hard to hold speed exact but a 3 mile avg pretty
    good if you are steady.
    "Big Blue" <aclaritan@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    > you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    > Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    > and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    > back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    > mph.
    >
    > Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    > up as 65.
    >
    > Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Scott in Florida
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    Default Re: Speedometer test take two

    On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 02:30:26 GMT, "Ron" <any@onehome.org> wrote:

    >There are 3 or 4 of them on I-5 north of Redding. I seldom if ever have got
    >them to be withing 2 or 3 mph the same day. My Highlander registers about
    >72 at an actual 70. I'd suggest using the mile markers and a watch to clock
    >thru several miles. Damned hard to hold speed exact but a 3 mile avg pretty
    >good if you are steady.


    I'd suggest getting a GPS...

    A great excuse for a toy....


    >"Big Blue" <aclaritan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:6m7il255k9am99ikrs6fbcmht20mrhsvvr@4ax.com.. .
    >>
    >> On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    >> you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    >> Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    >> and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    >> back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    >> mph.
    >>
    >> Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    >> up as 65.
    >>
    >> Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.
    >>
    >>

    >


    --

    Scott in Florida


  4. #4
    Ron
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    Default Re: Speedometer test take two

    An analog watch with a second hand works pretty cheaply Scott! But always
    nice to get new toy s though!

    Ron


    "Scott in Florida" <askifyouwant@mindspring.net> wrote in message
    news:g3bil2hsvruk0llom3ik0ecb925nlq3iot@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 02:30:26 GMT, "Ron" <any@onehome.org> wrote:
    >
    >>There are 3 or 4 of them on I-5 north of Redding. I seldom if ever have
    >>got
    >>them to be withing 2 or 3 mph the same day. My Highlander registers about
    >>72 at an actual 70. I'd suggest using the mile markers and a watch to
    >>clock
    >>thru several miles. Damned hard to hold speed exact but a 3 mile avg
    >>pretty
    >>good if you are steady.

    >
    > I'd suggest getting a GPS...
    >
    > A great excuse for a toy....
    >
    >
    >>"Big Blue" <aclaritan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>news:6m7il255k9am99ikrs6fbcmht20mrhsvvr@4ax.com. ..
    >>>
    >>> On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    >>> you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    >>> Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    >>> and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    >>> back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    >>> mph.
    >>>
    >>> Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    >>> up as 65.
    >>>
    >>> Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    > --
    >
    > Scott in Florida
    >




  5. #5
    Jeff Strickland
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    Default Re: Speedometer test take two

    You really need to go buy a stop watch and do the math.



    "Big Blue" <aclaritan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6m7il255k9am99ikrs6fbcmht20mrhsvvr@4ax.com...
    >
    > On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    > you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    > Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    > and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    > back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    > mph.
    >
    > Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    > up as 65.
    >
    > Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.
    >
    >



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    dh
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    Default Re: Speedometer test take two

    "Big Blue" <aclaritan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6m7il255k9am99ikrs6fbcmht20mrhsvvr@4ax.com...
    >
    > On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    > you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    > Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    > and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    > back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    > mph.
    >
    > Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    > up as 65.
    >
    > Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.
    >


    The "speed meter" is probably wrong.

    Easiest way to check your speed: GPS, for as litle as $99 (hold near
    windshield for good view of sky, recommend having a passenger for this).
    And then you have a fun toy for other things. Justification to spouse - I'm
    avoinding a $150 speeding ticket and license points!



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    Big Blue
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    Default Re: Speedometer test take two

    On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:40:32 -0600, "dh" <dh@stargate.com> wrote:

    >"Big Blue" <aclaritan@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:6m7il255k9am99ikrs6fbcmht20mrhsvvr@4ax.com.. .
    >>
    >> On my highway there's a "speed meter" on the side to tell you how fast
    >> you're driving (so to scare you to slow down I guess.) I took my 2007
    >> Camry, make sure no other cars are around, and set cruise at 75 mph,
    >> and the speed meter picked me up as only going 69 mph. I circled
    >> back, repeat at 70 mph cruise and the speed meter picked me up at 65
    >> mph.
    >>
    >> Took my 2000 Maxima, same thing, 75 is picked up as 70, and 70 picked
    >> up as 65.
    >>
    >> Then took my 1990 Corolla, wah la, 75 is 75, 70 is 70.
    >>

    >
    >The "speed meter" is probably wrong.
    >
    >Easiest way to check your speed: GPS, for as litle as $99 (hold near
    >windshield for good view of sky, recommend having a passenger for this).
    >And then you have a fun toy for other things. Justification to spouse - I'm
    >avoinding a $150 speeding ticket and license points!


    Too late. I already used that excuse to buy Valentine One radar
    detector ($400), LOL.


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