I borrowed the sat nav from work the other day, one of the reasons was to check the accuracy of my speedo...
So first thing ( bearing in mind its usually in a non turbo transit van
) you can easily out accelerate the sat nav speed reading
as it clearly reads out what speed you were doing, not your current speed, in the same manner you can also out brake it..
But you can't do either in the Tranny
I found it quite easy to get 20+mph difference between speedo and the Tom Tom XL.
ie push it through the gears and tom tom says 40- and speedo says 60 (which tomtom informs me is the limit around here
) hit the brakes for a bend and the readings are switched.
Also holding a steady speed, no movement in the rev counter throttle position or speedo, and I got a fluctuation of upto 7mph on tomtom
I can imagine (thanks to Pud for the wording
) that at 3 figure speeds the speedo would be about 5mph optimistic, and that at the kind of legal speeds that I would obviously keep to, it is spot on.
Does anyone else have similar experiences? Data or comments?
The display of the current speed limit is an interesting feature, the performance and handling of my car is so far beyond what is legally acceptable, it does make you wonder why such powerful cars are produced
and accepted, yet 4x4's which have features that can be legally exploited are generally loathed...
If they get banned, will we be next????
My old man came up yesterday in his Fiat 1.9 jtd... 430 miles and still just under half a tank of fuel left in the tank.
He also reports how much nicer it is to drive than his old 2.0 laguna (no shock there then) and how much more responsive the engine is, and how much more involved the driving experience is, its actually not bad at all to drive, nice steering response, and quite a smooth engine, Oddlyu the thing that I felt I would miss the most after the 156 would be the interior, the leather is so nice, and the dash design is spot on - I could live with the lesser performance, if I had to, the handling is ok, it has quite a few gadgets and features, but even though it shares many parts with the 156, its just not quite the same....
And I do like the noise of the V6, in fact after 12 months of ownership I still feel that "new car feeling" every time I turn the key, and I never walk away with out a second look.....
Life with a 156, 'Kin great