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Old 06-25-2006, 10:00 AM
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[/B]I have to say I am pretty impressed with the performance of the car. My "06 330 is a pretty fast car (finally (I think it finally broke in). I was following my brother-in-law down the street yesterday and as usual we broke out into a race. For a 4500# car it is pretty fast. I was pretty much keeping up with him ( he has a slighlty built 300C) down the staightaways; but then we got onto the on ramp of the freeway and I passed him through that turn like nothing. I felt like my car was riding on rails. I have never owned a car that stuck to the road so well.


Later that day on my way home I thought I would push my car to the limits in the handling dept. I was taking a freeway connection ramp and the suggested safe spped was 40mph. Well I would like to say; By the time I came out of that turn I was doing about 95 with little tire squeel. Now I just have to see if I can just get up to that 155mph speed governor. I hope it goes faster than my "05 Audi A4 wich I can get upto 145mph.
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:33 PM
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There aren't too many roads in this country that I would even begin to go 125, let alone 155. Our nation's highways are definitely getting worse as a result of the major budget shifting in order to support our 'Democracy' endeavors in the Middle East. Just my opinion---not a rant.
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Dude, it's definitely cool to drive a bimmer fast but find a track if you want to test the governor.

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There aren't too many roads in this country that I would even begin to go 125, let alone 155. Our nation's highways are definitely getting worse as a result of the major budget shifting in order to support our 'Democracy' endeavors in the Middle East. Just my opinion---not a rant.
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Dude, it's definitely cool to drive a bimmer fast but find a track if you want to test the governor.

Or go to I-5 north of the Grapevine or I-15 out to Vegas. Only hit 130+ running out to Vegas but it's do-able out there.
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:57 AM
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Guys, please watch out for debris in the middle of the freeway. In the past two weeks:

1. We had to swerve to avoid a huge cotractor's ladder on lane 3 on I-5 south by the 405.
2. We had to avoid a huge can of some sort on lane 2 on 170 north right before I-5.
3. and finally had no choice but to hit a huge piece of iron that looked like the cover to a heavy cast-iron toolbox, in the carpool lane of the 14 south right before I-5. Stopping or swerving were not an option. The car is at the dealership right now waiting for a new rim on Tuesday costing me $850 with balancing.

PLEASE be careful, you never know what motherless, piece of trash has dropped somethin before you on the freeway.
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Yeah! I know about all those pieces of crap that mightbe on the road but sad to say that will not stop me from trying. I am dumb like that. There is something about having to drove through traffic other than a track that peaks my interest. One day something is really going to go wrong on the street, but until that time street racing I will cont.
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Or go to I-5 north of the Grapevine or I-15 out to Vegas. Only hit 130+ running out to Vegas but it's do-able out there.
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I live on the I-5 Just a couple of miles south of the Grapevine...

I also hit 139 on the 15
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I live on the I-5 Just a couple of miles south of the Grapevine...

I also hit 139 on the 15
Nice driving record. Ill be sure to stay away from you. Sheesh.
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Nice driving record. Ill be sure to stay away from you. Sheesh.
Yes please stay away....
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I live on the I-5 Just a couple of miles south of the Grapevine...

I also hit 139 on the 15
I noticed your car doesn't have the sports package. The non-sport package 325i is governed at 130 MPH. The Sportspackage is governed at 149.

Your speedometer must be off.

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Now I just have to see if I can just get up to that 155mph speed governor. I hope it goes faster than my "05 Audi A4 wich I can get upto 145mph.
If you want to hit 155, you're going to have to have the Coupe and the sports package. The sedan is listed to be governed at 130 for the non-sport and 149 with sports. The coupe is listed as goverened at 128 nonsport and 155 sports.
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Nice driving record. Ill be sure to stay away from you. Sheesh.
I love how people get judgmental regarding speed.
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I noticed your car doesn't have the sports package. The non-sport package 325i is governed at 130 MPH. The Sportspackage is governed at 149.

Your speedometer must be off.
I think that the non-SP is actually governed at 140MPH.. Also my speedo is accurate since I compared it to the Navi speed reading..

Anyway, it sure felt like 139
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I love how people get judgmental regarding speed.
Judgemental? Whos judging? It uncommon sense!
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I think that the non-SP is actually governed at 140MPH.. Also my speedo is accurate since I compared it to the Navi speed reading..

Anyway, it sure felt like 139
According to BMW, 130MPH.

http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/3/200...n/techdata.htm

Get your speedometer fixed.

I've always wondered why they govern the car anyway ... I mean, if you are going to govern it for the US, why not govern it around 90mph. It makes no sense to govern it at 130. Anyone know the answer to this?
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if they set it to max at 90, people will start buying Civic and they will lose about 99% of their drivers. It would be the "Ultimate Driving Car"
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if they set it to max at 90, people will start buying Civic and they will lose about 99% of their drivers. It would be the "Ultimate Driving Car"
My point was ... why govern it at all? You're not saving any gas or lives at 130mph.
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My point was ... why govern it at all? You're not saving any gas or lives at 130mph.
I believe it has to do with the speed rating on the tires and also what BMW believes is appropriate for the car's suspension setup. Hence the different limits on different models.
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4500 lbs?? Where did you come up with that figure? Were you driving with half-ton of steer manure in the trunk or something? Actual weight is about 3450 lbs.
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4500 lbs?? Where did you come up with that figure? Were you driving with half-ton of steer manure in the trunk or something? Actual weight is about 3450 lbs.

it tells you right on the door
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That 4500lbs figure is the GVW - ie weight of the car plus maximum load of passengers and luggage - that load being just over 1000lbs.
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Judgemental? Whos judging? It uncommon sense!
Seems to me a few people on this board get all hot and bothered when anyone mentions exceeding the speed limit.

"Take it to the track is a common refrain too." I have taken it to the track. The track's not where I want to get from point a to point b quickly. I've taken my car at over 140 for extended periods in Germany and all over Europe motoring at over 120 for hours. It's amazing how much faster my roadtrips were there as I didn't have to fret about the fascist police pulling me over.

I-5 between the Grapevine and Sac/SF CA is as flat as a pancake and straight as a ruler. Compare that to the unlimited speeds of the Autobahn which involves hills, sweeping turns and plenty of people going 1/2rd the speed of others. Safety is not the issue. The 70 mph speed limit exists on those lonely stretches for only one reason: filling government coffers with funds from bogus tickets.
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Seems to me a few people on this board get all hot and bothered when anyone mentions exceeding the speed limit.

"Take it to the track is a common refrain too." I have taken it to the track. The track's not where I want to get from point a to point b quickly. I've taken my car at over 140 for extended periods in Germany and all over Europe motoring at over 120 for hours. It's amazing how much faster my roadtrips were there as I didn't have to fret about the fascist police pulling me over.

I-5 between the Grapevine and Sac/SF CA is as flat as a pancake and straight as a ruler. Compare that to the unlimited speeds of the Autobahn which involves hills, sweeping turns and plenty of people going 1/2rd the speed of others. Safety is not the issue. The 70 mph speed limit exists on those lonely stretches for only one reason: filling government coffers with funds from bogus tickets.

Well i dont really care about speeding as long the driver knows what they're doing. I was responding to the tickets and accidents he seems to be "bragging" about in his sig. What people do on a lonely highway is their business. I've been up to 155 in my brothers Saleen out in W. Texas, and that was quite fast enough for my liking.
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Safety is not the issue. The 70 mph speed limit exists on those lonely stretches for only one reason: filling government coffers with funds from bogus tickets.
Why is it always a conspiricy theory?

Taveling at 70 miles per hour is very differnt than running it at 140. You'll travel twice as far before you have the chance to react to anything, or anyone in the roadway. The chance of survival of an accident at 140 mph isn't to good either .... for you or the person you hit.

Personally, I don't care how fast you go .... but when you lose control and hit me on the other side because you're going so fast I don't have time to react .... I'll be pissed. No, correct that ... I'll be dead so I won't care, but my wife will.

It's plain stupid and not safe to drive that fast in the states, where no one else is expecting you to drive that fast. The European roads are setup to accomidate that and they do a pristeen job of keeping that Autoban in the condition It needs to be in to handle that speed. I do believe there are speed limits and rules to keep slower drivers out of the faster lanes there also so your relative speed to the other cars in your lane is not so bad... you don't see that here in the US. It's a totally differnt driving environment here.

If you wanna drive 140 mph here, lobby to change the rules and get the speed limits increased. Hell, while you're at it, get them to start giving tickets to the old ladies in the fast lane driving 35mph in a 70mph zone ...
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Why is it always a conspiricy theory?
How is that a conspiracy theory? Speeding tickets exist for the sole purpose of government revenue. There's no conspiracy...it's quite obvious, not to mention the multiple studies that show there is no link between driving slower and fewer road deaths. Speed doesn't kill...it's bad driving that kills...at most any speed.

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Hell, while you're at it, get them to start giving tickets to the old ladies in the fast lane driving 35mph in a 70mph zone ...
Now...that's a great idea. Driving too slow is just as reckless as driving too fast.
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not to mention the multiple studies that show there is no link between driving slower and fewer road deaths. Speed doesn't kill...it's bad driving that kills...at most any speed.
I didn't say if you drove slower you would survive, I just said the survival rate at 140mph isn't so good... mix that with the comment about having less time to react to me being in the road and you'll get my point ... which is actually what you said ... it's bad driving skills that kill ... driving 140 mph on US roads is what I would consider a bad driving skill.

However, if you where going to choose to have an accident, I'd rather have it at 70mph than 140mph ... how bout you? One of the first things you learn about Statistics is that you can almost always spin them into something you want.

You know they say guns don't kill ... people kill. Somehow, I think the gun helps ...I've never seen anyone killed from someone running around yelling "Bang" ... hence the reason we have laws and regulations on how and when we can use a gun. You can't take a gun out in your neighborhood and start firing it up into the air ... that bullet has to come down somewhere and you have no control where that will be. I'm not a fan of gun control, but some common sense legislation (if there is such a thing) is good. Same with a car, driving too fast might not kill you ... but it sure as heck doesn't help you avoid an accident.
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Speeding tickets exist for the sole purpose of government revenue.
The simple fact that you believe what you said above ... makes a conspiracy theory. "The Government is out to get your money."

The sole purpose of speeding tickets is not for government revenue; it's to help insure safety on the road. Believe me .... I just got a ticket for not using a turn signal in a turn lane that had a turn arrow ... (that might be considered government revenue), but giving a ticket to speeders is just part of life (I go 80 mph in a 70 and I expect sooner or later I will get a ticket).

Can our roads handle faster than 70mph, some can for sure. However, our driving culture is not such that if they were to make the speed limit 140 mph that it would be safe.

It's simple physics ... if you don't get it .... you're being blinded to intelligent thinking.

If you're going twice as fast, it takes you twice as much distance (if not more) to react to something or someone in the roadway that has pulled out in front of you. If I'm expecting a car to be traveling at 70 roughly, and I pull out in front of a car going 140 ... you're going to have one hell of a time avoiding an accident.

Like I said .... If you want to drive 140 mph, get the speed limits changed. If we're all driving by the same rules it will be much safer.
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