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Old 07-21-2009, 09:45 AM
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There are limits near cities and across bridges or in curves, but generally there is no speed limit.
When did you make your drivers license? In the 1950ies?

There is a general speed limit of 120 km/h on all german autobahns, everywhere. If you dont see a sign stating anything else, then 120 is the speedlimit, period.

If you see signs giving a speedlimit of less or more the 120, then this is the speedlimit.

Only if you see the sign below, only then there is no limit at all. But these signs are rather seldom these days.

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:53 AM
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I would love to drive over 200mph on the autobahn!! It would rock. Speed may have contributed to this pile-up, but s**t is going to happen no matter how fast you drive. It's not often we hear of these sorts of accidents on the autobahn. When people are driving fast they tend to pay more attention and are actually safer drivers. Our American tendencies to drive while we eat, drink (coca-cola),text, or do our make-up (for you lady folk!) are far more dangerous than the unlimited speed areas of the autobahn. I saw a show on TV that said many German cars (sold in Germany) don't have cup holders, or not as many as those sold in the U.S. The reason is because they have different driving habits.
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I would love to drive over 200mph on the autobahn!! It would rock. Speed may have contributed to this pile-up, but s**t is going to happen no matter how fast you drive. It's not often we hear of these sorts of accidents on the autobahn. When people are driving fast they tend to pay more attention and are actually safer drivers. Our American tendencies to drive while we eat, drink (coca-cola),text, or do our make-up (for you lady folk!) are far more dangerous than the unlimited speed areas of the autobahn. I saw a show on TV that said many German cars (sold in Germany) don't have cup holders, or not as many as those sold in the U.S. The reason is because they have different driving habits.
Having done it, it's fun.
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Having done it, it's fun.
What did you drive? Porche? Ferrari? Lambo?

200 mph, NOT 200 kph?
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What did you drive? Porche? Ferrari? Lambo?

200 mph, NOT 200 kph?
I had the honor of driving a 1973 Ford Granada, been refitted with a faster engine. The owner was nice enough to let me stomp the pedal flat.


Looked roughly like this, but was a bronze color.
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I had the honor of driving a 1973 Ford Granada, been refitted with a faster engine. The owner was nice enough to let me stomp the pedal flat.


Looked roughly like this, but was a bronze color.
Oops! Sorry. I thought you meant you drove over 200 mph on the autobahn. I guess what you meant was that you have driven on the autobahn without having to worry about a speed limit. There is NO way that car, even modified, could go 200 mph. It would still be awesome to take whatever car you are driving to it's limit. I once drove a '93 Mustang up to 145 mph. It was scary as heck!!
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The Granada was a solid beast in the 1970s, but yes 200 mph would be out of it's reach.

Still fun though. My grandfather and father had a succession of the smaller Cortinas which looked very similar.
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Oops! Sorry. I thought you meant you drove over 200 mph on the autobahn. I guess what you meant was that you have driven on the autobahn without having to worry about a speed limit. There is NO way that car, even modified, could go 200 mph. It would still be awesome to take whatever car you are driving to it's limit. I once drove a '93 Mustang up to 145 mph. It was scary as heck!!
We got up to 120 on that run.

Now when I was in Alaska, I got my 82' Camino up to 130 on a closed racetrack.
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Try this 1150bhp Ford on an Alaskan run

http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/car_news...ntid=148669888
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Try this 1150bhp Ford on an Alaskan run

http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/car_news...ntid=148669888
That is cool! Love to try that!

Or to try a Aussie Ford Flacon (circa 1977, like the ones used in Mad Max/Road Warrior)
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