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Re: high speed
Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:17:36

In Reply to: high speed, vvk, Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:18:12
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Most highways here you'd risk a street racing charge for those speeds (immediate vehicle impoundment, huge fine, many points), but I can see why you'd go through gas pretty quickly and get lowish fuel economy in the V8.

I've started using cruise to better manage my own speed because I find otherwise that it is easy to drift up in speed without really noticing. I find it takes away from the driving experience though for me, and I think it is actually less safe... that is why I find it intriguing that you find the opposite with autopilot. I tend to be very alert when I drive with the constant adjustment of throttle, but not having that control takes away some of the experience and therefore the focus... for me... it must be a psychological difference. I am very high strung.

Leaf is really not a performance oriented vehicle in any respect. That is what is so great about the model S compared to many ev's on the market is that it is a driver's car. Much more interesting, and having that big hatch kind of connects also for SAAB enthusiasts like myself. Not sure I'd wait for JerseySaab's price point, but I am keenly watching this technology become more and more accessible... until then, I plan to drive the wheels off our 9-5's!
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