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I've noticed that on my 2013h, my speedometer reads 3 mph higher than actual speed.  I travel through school zones and speed areas where there are gauges to inform you how fast you are going.  Car always shows 3 mph difference.  Common on these cars?

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Two to three mph is pretty common for FoMoCo speedometers.  At those low speeds, though, 3mph is a bit high.  Check it with a GPS or speedometer app.  DOT regs allow up to a 10% error.

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I've noticed that on my 2013h, my speedometer reads 3 mph higher than actual speed.  I travel through school zones and speed areas where there are gauges to inform you how fast you are going.  Car always shows 3 mph difference.  Common on these cars?

Chris,

 

I noticed this as well and but mine is more off by about 2 MPH... I set my speed control to just 1 MPH over the limit to compensate when on the highway otherwise I get run over ;)

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I set cruise with whatever I feel like driving at.  Let them people fly by me on the highway.  I'm in no rush.

 

However, after driving my Mitsushitzy Eclipse for 15+ years, and still even after having the Zh since Sept '17, I can get on the highway and hit 70+ right away, and not even realize it cause it is soooo smooooth.

 

And drolds, DOT may allow , but the I know the cops don't GAS if you're driving on 301 in Starke Fl.

:congrats: You just got a speeding ticket for doing 31 in a 30 mph zone.   :clapping:

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I set cruise with whatever I feel like driving at.  Let them people fly by me on the highway.  I'm in no rush.

 

However, after driving my Mitsushitzy Eclipse for 15+ years, and still even after having the Zh since Sept '17, I can get on the highway and hit 70+ right away, and not even realize it cause it is soooo smooooth.

 

And drolds, DOT may allow , but the I know the cops don't GAS if you're driving on 301 in Starke Fl.

:congrats: You just got a speeding ticket for doing 31 in a 30 mph zone.   :clapping:

Seriously?  No equipment is that accurate.  How can that stand up in court?  Around here, they'll give you 10mph in most places.   There's enough other idiots around to nab.  Almost every time I go past a particular school, where the limit is 25 from 7am-6pm, someone angrily passes me on the right at 40-50. 

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Starke/Waldo is well known for catching 'speeders'.  Seems like they have more cops than population.

 

Seeing I haven't been there in many, many years, things have changed a bit.  $400,000 in fines?

 

https://www.tripsavvy.com/floridas-worst-speed-traps-1513431

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