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Cruising along at 87-88 MPH legally


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I am in the process of getting my 98 Concours with over 180000 miles on it back in descent condition (mostly because it is still my favorite vehicle), some of you have helped me with my front Struts and AC vents recently via other post.   I have put less then 1000 miles on it in the last year or so and probably less then 5000 in the last 5 years.  Anyway it is finally in good enough shape I can trust it to take small road trips and over the weekend we went from Austin to San Antonio via a fairly new toll road called 130 that has a speed limit of 85 MPH.  I am not really a fan of toll roads or these speeds really and this one cost way to much just to drive 45 miles or so but I sure had fun setting the cruise at about 87 MPH and just cruised in style for about 30 minutes with virtually no traffic.  I think this is what this car was built to do, lope along at these speeds with plenty more left .  I could be wrong but I suspect this speed is something unique to just a few states so thought I would share and maybe brag just a little about legally doing 85+ in a vehicle that still gets over 20 MPG while doing this.   

Have fun!

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:yupi3ti:glad to hear its running good and you stretched its legs.  Love that car, miss my 96.  I am sure it was worth the excessive toll!  The highest speed I have experienced is the ride up to Sedona from Phoenix, I think it was 80.  

I front end renovation makes a huge difference!  

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Yes, the head gasket went and I wasnt prepared at the time to do anything about it.  I was getting an intermittant P0741 code, not a biggie if I needed to pull the engine and my brake lines needed replacing.  

I sent it to the scrap yard looking beautiful, sad day

Cue up, She's Gone by Hall and Oats, :wipetears:(:D 

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Love it Jim, that is my experience with Texas, wide open roads meant for speed

Heck, you even have the Texas Mile!

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Nice!

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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