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Hi. Yesterday I was out driving my Corolla. I was on a stretch of open highway. I decided to see how fast it would go. I put the "pedal to the metal" and the car accelerated to 90. At that point, I chickened out. Why? Because every little bump on the road felt like a giant bump. I felt that I might lose control of the car if I went any faster.

 

Folks: please tell your stories of how fast you have gone or would go in your Corollas. You may have more courage / foolhardiness than I do. How fast do these things go anyway?

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I think the fastest I have got mine going is 85....just got done with my "taken it easy" period. And I don't like to risk a super trooper catchin me going 20-40mph over the speed limit....eeeek(insurance)

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In my 2001 Corolla LE 5-speed, I once had it up to around 90. It was an open stretch of highway, so there didn't seem to be any handling problems at that speed, although I wouldn' want to go that fast in a stiff crosswind! My present '03 Corolla LE automatic has never gone much above 70 (yet) and seems like it could handle being driven quite a bit faster than the '01. Having said that, I would never drive faster than about the normal 5 MPH "tolerance" above the posted speed limits, since I have a CDL and make my living with my driver's license. I can't afford to play silly games.

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I have a 2001 Corolla CE (3-speed auto), just passed 80,000 miles (long job commute).

 

Anyway, I pushed my Corolla to 108 - 110mph before (on a highway in Arizona Desert, no one around). As I stepped on my gas pedal harder, the car started shaking, and no matter how hard I stepped on it, the car just won't go faster (at least, according to my speed odometer). I guess the car is electronically limited to 110mph.

 

Oh, the above mentioned is purely fiction and for entertainment value only, if you're LE.

 

- uchok00 :ph34r:

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I have a 2001 Corolla CE (3-speed auto), just passed 80,000 miles (long job commute).

 

Anyway, I pushed my Corolla to 108 - 110mph before (on a highway in Arizona Desert, no one around). As I stepped on my gas pedal harder, the car started shaking, and no matter how hard I stepped on it, the car just won't go faster (at least, according to my speed odometer). I guess the car is electronically limited to 110mph.

 

Oh, the above mentioned is purely fiction and for entertainment value only, if you're LE.

 

- uchok00 :ph34r:

Weren't you afraid that you would lose control of the car?

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Weren't you afraid that you would lose control of the car?

 

 

Nah, I'm a Los Angeleno, I'm afraid of the traffic, but I'm not afraid of going too fast and lose control of the car..... :D

 

Beside, at that speed, the car seemed to be pretty stable. Of course, I was driving down a straight level highway in Arizona desert, during daytime.

 

I don't get to do that too often, by the way. I mean, in Los Angeles, I'll be lucky if I can hit 85mph on the freeway.....traffic.

 

- uchok00 :ph34r:

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I once drove 25 miles in 12 minutes getting my prom date home in time.

 

But that was in my 1994 Accord, I got it up to 122. I thought I could actually see the gas gauge marker slowly moving down.

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I got it up to 139mph in a stock 1984 Nissan 300zx, on a downgrade in New Mexica. In hindsight, that was a very stupid thing to do. Very dangerous.

 

Anyway, 90mph is my top speed in my 2004 ce corolla

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I've gotten my '01 Corolla LE to 103mph-- but from 85mph to 103mph it seemed like it took hours to get there. Seems like the engine ran out of torque at that speed, and possbily there was also some slippage in the transmission with that wind resistance.

 

It didn't feel at all like I was about to lose control of the car, though-- it seemed to hold the road pretty nicely.

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I put mine up to around 100mph, and it is a 94, i think it felt pretty stable fr the car that it is, but i wouldn't recommend it often. But do 70-80mph daily driving.

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I hit something like 105 mph or so in my '93 Corolla. My nervousness at that point was mostly due to the fact that I'd never driven those speeds before.

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coming back from moree on the newell highway i got my '00 up to 180kmh, or 112mph in the old money. at that point i think i hit the aerodynamic wall, i would need more power to go faster. i've been in a plane that was travelling faster, didn't really seem fast at all. about 4 hrs after that i was pulled over for doing 120 in a 100 zone. jokes on them, i'd be in jail had i been pulled over doing 70 over the limit! all i got was $200 fine and some licence points!

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Guest rudyossanchez
B) i had a 93 1.8 corolla dx. with 130000 miles i live in miami once goin on the expressway i put the pedal to the metal belive it or not that 10 years old stock corolla made it to 105 miles before i relese the pedal due to an oncoming turn in the rod . hey i'm going to try it again. i let you know. B) peace

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