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Does anybody here have high speed experience in an XC90. I have a 05 V8, and have taken it to 115, but I am wondering if it will be stable at higher speeds. I see no reason that it shouldnt, but would like to hear if anyone has had a good/bad experience.
 

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Re: how fast? (XC90 V8)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>XC90 V8</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does anybody here have high speed experience in an XC90. I have a 05 V8, and have taken it to 115, but I am wondering if it will be stable at higher speeds. I see no reason that it shouldnt, but would like to hear if anyone has had a good/bad experience.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have taken one once at 125 and once at a tade over 130, close to 135. Car was extremely stable at those speeds. At 125, I had one passenger with me. At 135, I was alone.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: how fast? (GrecianVolvo)

Just curious, were these all "stock" or modified ones?? IE sport springs, lowered and all that..?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by neranima at 6:10 PM 7-21-2006</i>
 

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Re: how fast? (T5_awd)

Hmmmm....my V8 is speed-limited to 120 mph, but it was very stable at 120. I have driven my V8 at 100+ mph for long distances and it handles just fine, it does get a bit thirsty (<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">) but it handles the speeds very smoothly! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: how fast? (Bobalouie3)

Yannis, did you disable the speed limiter before getting up above 120 mph. I am wondering because I thought the had a limiter on all XC90's. We had ours up to about 122 mph on the Autobahn during our OSD trip. (who knows how accurate the speedometer is at those speeds?)
 

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Re: how fast? (k2volvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>k2volvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yannis, did you disable the speed limiter before getting up above 120 mph. I am wondering because I thought the had a limiter on all XC90's. We had ours up to about 122 mph on the Autobahn during our OSD trip. (who knows how accurate the speedometer is at those speeds?)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, both cars were Swedish-spec'd (but I drove them here in the U.S.). They must have different limiters (if any).<p>You are correct about the U.S.-spec'd cars being limited to 120 mph.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: how fast? (XC90 V8)

I have driven my T6 for extended periods at 200km/h (about 125mph). It drives well at speed, but struggles to pick up much speed. It also uses petrol at about 22l/100km then, so your range drops to about 300km (200mph) which is once every 90 minutes at that speed, so you spend a lot of time in petrol stations. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: how fast? (XC90 V8)

I've had my S80 upto 130 mph.<p>The XC90 - about 100 mph.<p>Both cars rode well, and weren't near 'top end'.
 
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