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Re: 3,000,000 mile Volvo
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 12:27:46 PM »
Amazing!

Mind you my old VWTansporter van (square bumper type) probably did around 1 m before its fatal fuel fire in the middle of a busy junction in Kennington!
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Re: 3,000,000 mile Volvo
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 11:31:18 PM »
That works out at approx 174 miles every single day

Are American miles shorter than ours?
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Re: 3,000,000 mile Volvo
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 11:50:29 PM »
That works out at approx 174 miles every single day

Are American miles shorter than ours?
Nearly 240 miles a day since he passed 2,000,000 in March 2002! Haven't they still got a 55mph speed limit?
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Re: 3,000,000 mile Volvo
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 07:42:38 AM »
I believe the 55 mph speed limit has stopped in most or all States, and the speed limit now varies according to where you are. I think some stretches of road allow 80 or 90 mph.
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Re: 3,000,000 mile Volvo
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 10:20:13 AM »
The mandatory 55 mph limit imposed by the federal government of the US ended in late 1995.
While some stretches of road, especially in the western plains, will allow for speeds in excess of 90 mph, you won't find many State Highway Patrol officers that will allow you to travel appreciably above the highest posted rate of 75 m.p.h.
The most typical highway posted rate has been 65m.p.h. since the 55 m.p.h rate mandation was repealed.

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Re: 3,000,000 mile Volvo
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 11:47:55 AM »
I have driven betwee Dallas and San Antonio a few times and I think there were some stretches of 80 or 90 there. My business partner, used to driving big Boeings regarded the "Limit" as being the SLOWEST speed he should go!
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