Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Monroe Center, IL
Top Speed on a GM?
Anyone know what the top speed is supposed to be on a '00 GM? I just sprayed some throttle body cleaner in, and took it for a drive, to blow out the crap. I had it up to 85, and it felt rock-solid, especially for a 'conventional' steering car! This thing almost feels like the '05 Mustang V-6 I used to own! And, that one was rack and pinion! Anyway, after turning around, I decided to 'go for it', and got the digital dash up to 111 mph! I could have kept going, but my town was coming up fast, and I had to slow down! For once, there were NO cars on the road, or I wouldn't have been so stupid! Sometimes cops do patrol by me, so any car coming at you could be one! Didn't want to risk going to jail!
I was really happy to see that the car doesn't get 'squirrelly' going over small bumps at high speed! I had my 'Stang up to 105 once, on the same road, but when I hit the same bump, that didn't affect the GM at all, broke the back end loose on the 'Stang, and scared me! I just don't like driving those short wheelbase cars, with tight suspensions, fast down the road! I'd rather have something like this GM, where it might be a little mushy on the curves, but at least it has SUSPENSION TRAVEL, and can soak up little bumps, and not break loose at high speeds! Like I said, I was really impressed with the steering. At 111, there was NO play! Sometimes, I want to have just a little play in the wheel, but this car acted like it was on rails at high speed! I now know why cops like these so much!
I know the P71's have 140 mph speedo's on them, but has anyone 'topped' out a digital dash speedo? Just curious what it goes up to!
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