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Using D3 the speed governor kicks in at 125mph and D4 gearing is so tall that it takes forever to even get to 115mph.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by asin:
Using D3 the speed governor kicks in at 125mph and D4 gearing is so tall that it takes forever to even get to 115mph.

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Hi Asin,

I couldn't help but chuckle at your use of the frowning face on this post. My previous car was a Ford Thunderbird with a 4.6 V8. I really enjoyed that car, it was one of the best performing and driving cars I've ever owned. It was also governed to quit at an indicated 110 mph. Considering that the speedometer was 2 to 3 mph optimistic at 70, I imagine the real speed was probably closer to 105 at that "indicated" 110! That means that your 3.5 L V6 Odyssey "minivan (!)" would walk away from by 4.6 L V8 T-Bird to the tune of 15 to 20 mph.

You'll pardon me if I don't have to much sympathy for you!


Be Safe,
Steve

PS: Who really needs to do better than 125 mph in a minivan anyway?
 

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Boy, this post makes me realize why you guys are so keen on those crash tests...though I think this guy probably requires a 15 star crash rating
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The need for speed rises upon occasion.
No, minivan is not the vehicle for high speed crusing and definitely not on busy public road.
I hope the MY2002 with 5AT provide better gearing to improve the acceleration.
 

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I can't imagine why anyone needs to go 125 in a minivan. I would think that stability is in question at that speed.

If you must, don't do it near me.

Jim
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by triplecut:
I can't imagine why anyone needs to go 125 in a minivan.

Jim
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Unfortunately, is just a "NEED" for SPEED!

Drive safely everybody,
-nemogira



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