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I did 110 before and the mo could do it easy, np..

My GPS (ipaq based, navteq iguidance software) gave me a warning on the speed limit (beep beep beep) and that was when i decided to slow down. I preset the speed limit warning at 100 mph, turns out.
 

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GripperDon..

With the rate you posts per day, it will only be a matter of days before the # of your total posts will surpase mine ....:D
 

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Well I was waiting for things to arrive for the new MO, they have started arriving so I'll be in the garage and not on the Forum us much and you will run away again.
 

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114 on the return leg of my cross country trip.. somewhere between LA and Vegas. Felt just like 55, except the lines were comin' at us twice as fast :2:

Back when I was still using my car to commute, I was hitting 100 a few times a week (gotta love the NJ Turnpike!) Still not the fastest on the board... someone here has posted *pictures* of his speedo at 118, where the limiter just sucks all the life out of the acceleration.. it was Carl/Mighty Mo I believe.. and someone else in Florida once ran a long thread about hitting 127, literally crawling through the computer controlled speed limiter that we all thought was the end of the line.
 

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EasternPA said:
I was hitting 100 a few times a week (gotta love the NJ Turnpike!)
Gotta love all NJ highways, the avg speed is around 85 any time ur in the left lane, and back when i wasn't at college and drove my MO, 100 was very common. Hit 116 or 118, whatever the limit is at, on 287 a while back.
 

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You guys are crazy.... sure the MO feels fine in a steady state (or so) but what do you think would happend if you quickly had to turn the wheel (even slightly) or hit the brakes....

There just aren't any safety features that would help control any car....

As much as I love the MO she is not a sports car by any stretch.
 

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That poses an interesting question. Does the GPS servers or whatever log the speeds registered from vehicles anywhere ?
 

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Gonzo said:
You guys are crazy.... sure the MO feels fine in a steady state (or so) but what do you think would happend if you quickly had to turn the wheel (even slightly) or hit the brakes....

There just aren't any safety features that would help control any car....

As much as I love the MO she is not a sports car by any stretch.
I agree completely. Even a Ford Escort can travel straight at 100mph. I am impressed by the Murano's power and ability to cruise at extra-highway velocities, but I wouldn't want to making any directional changes at 100+ MPH, esp with the scary stock Goodyears!

While the Murano handles well for a crossover, having driven an X5 through an autocross before, I must say the X5 handles better. Both vehicles understeer, and I think the Murano's chief handicap are the pedestrial stock tires. C'mon Nissan, put some worthy tires on the car so we can enjoy the excellent suspension geometry you built into the Murano!
 

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Right Gonzo.

I did 118 or so when I hit the governor.......it just leveled out tho there was "some" left in the engine just before it leveled out.. Kinda like the engine turned to mush. Odd feeling.
I didn't stay there long.

The aerodynamics of the Murano, or any SUV for that matter, would require prodigous amounts of HP and Tq to go much faster.

And contrary to others, I could feel that fact that the car was not developing a whole lot of Down Force. It wasn't bouncing around but it definitly had gotten quite light.
If you had to do virtually anything resembling an emergency manuver, all hell would break loose.

Not at all like the 2 year old Viper I test drove this past summer (duh!) that could be whipped back and forth from lane to lane at better than 125. (And no, I didn't open the Viper up. Saw 130/135 only and that was in 5th gear....still had a gear left!)

But OTOH the Murano feels very good at 100. Tho I'm sure most would be amazed at the stopping distance at that speed.

I don't do this very often. Can't find a suitable venue.
The best (for me) is Alligator Alley. Sometimes, before "season" starts, there just is no traffic and the 4 lane divided toll road is straight for 75 miles.
Have to watch out for the Bear in the Air tho.

I am a realatively fast driver anyway, tho I let traffic dictate my speed. I like to cruise in the Murano at 75/80. But I absolutely do not believe in weaving in and out of traffic and get irritated with the gearheads who do this.


The Murano has plenty of performance for me.

Homer
 

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murano123 said:
That poses an interesting question. Does the GPS servers or whatever log the speeds registered from vehicles anywhere ?
Even if not the GPS, the black box present in all cars sold in the US for the last 10 or more years. It constantly records the last 5 seconds of telemetry data about the car and automatically freezes the data in the event of an accident. Then the insurance companies request that data after an accident to help determine fault.

That being said, I think that telemetry recordings of GPS data could be fought in court. I loaned my Streetpilot III to my bud for a while after I got the Murano, but took it back when I recently started using the rental. Well, he drives an '03 Trailblazer, and on the stats page of the Garmin, it showed a maximum recorded speed of 136mph!!! (Obviously, there was a glitch.) That being said, I didn't like having that on my stats page, so I cleared it before driving to work the first day. I checked again when I got to the office, and it showed 99.6 mph. "Crap, this is going to be a losing battle." It was kind of neat seeing over 18,000 miles counted on the GPS trip odometer, though. That's a lot of miles!

Oh, and I should say when I "hit" 100 repeatedly, that's exactly what I do. Its not like I cruise at 100, its often to catch up to the next cluster of traffic, or to put the last of the cars in a cluster behind me. And that 114 run was 150 miles out into the desert. I guess its a weird obsession that I don't like having *anyone* in front of me.
 

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maxed this sucker at 183... km/h of coarse haha. it's pretty sad b/c our previous car, a hyundai santa fe maxed out at 183 also and it had no where near the power and alot more weight. plus it had more of an all terrain tire and not a "performance" all season tire that the murano has.
 

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Last summer I did almost two hours at 90-100mph on hilly twisty roads (empty road too, no cops or traffic at all).

The Mo ran and handled like a champ through the twisties, lots of tightish turns, declining radius, deep suspension compressions - it felt rock solid. .
 

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aww man that sucks butt. why is your mo so special that it gets to go 200km/h and all ours can do is 183 boo!!!
 

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The lower top speed is due to the excess weight of that canadian full sized spare of yours... :D
 
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