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Old 12-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AndrewJ View Post
65 means go 70 if you're in a sedan, coupe, minivan or small truck
65 means go 80+ if you're in a 3/4+ ton diesel truck, a Hybrid or a VW bus
Yup, when I drove from Regina SK to Edmonton AB, that was pretty much the situation... even with snowy weather in the posted 70-mph zone. First I followed a Colbalt that was doing 80mph, then a Corsica that was doing about 82. A huge Ford truck towing a trailer flew by doing around 100, but I couldn't keep up to it. Then I followed another Ford was doing 90 and later an Infinity that was doing the same speed. Finally, the fastest I followed was a buick century that was doing 95 and the Geo barely kept up.

The other interesting thing is that 3/4 of all these fast cars were from Alberta. I guess they can afford to get 7 mpg at those speeds (the Geo gets around 30 mpg).
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