My scangauge II just arrived and it shows that my speedo reads about 1 or 2 mph higher than actual. I certainly wasn't doing 55 as charged. The speed max governer of my cruise control was working aas set for 48 actual 47. I think they were just missing my shiny 94 white caddy. A case of profiling, ya don't mess with old caddy drivers. You just neveer know what you might step in. A little black toy car with shiny wheels, another matter. The policeman asked me my occupattion! I really have to contest the 55 in a 40 zone. I was not doing 55! I will own 48. :) I am feeling better about my car now that I have gotten support from the scangauge. The GPS will be my confirmation.
Brabus007 said:Zippin,... check your speedo with your GPS... It don't lie....
No, No, I did not change these factory supplied as original equipment tires. I have since received my scangauge II which shows my speedo reads one mph slower than actual! So, with the speed max setting of my mdc cruise control set for 48 mph I was actually only doing 47 mph. I was "clocked" at 55mph. which I would never do in this visibly monitored strip which I have traversed at this speed in a 94 Cadillac for 10 years with nary a ticket. My initial reaction was not to question the Police (are they ever wrong?) but to suspect the car! I am now satisfied that the Black Brabus with the Silver Wheels is perfectly fine but fits an entirely different profile. It fits the red or black racy car profile! Not the white old money not to be messed with profile. My scangauge will encourage higher mpg, slower mph driving and the police presence will now force a lower max. speed closer to the actual speed limit. I no longer have the 47 mph goal of getting the torque converter to lock up as with the Cadillac automatic. Now it will be the goal of not getting run over by faster traffic while driving a slower radar friendly speed. I'll let you know how the courrt date turns out Nov. 11th. Hope the officer is busy somewhere else. I WASN:T DOING 55, only 47 with a governer active! Oh, Well! Back in Love with my smart!
Julie said:Zippin Pippin said:Okay, I just brought home a Ticket for doing 55 in a forty zone. I have the mdc cruise control and had the speed max setting set on 48 mph. When I saw the police car, I checked and felt okay at 48. They usually leave you alone under 50. I've been driving this route for 10 years and have never been stopped for speeding. New smart, new ticket! Not so smart. This is a Brabus with the 17 in. rear wheels and the very low profile tires. I am questioning the speed calibration of the speedometer now. AND the closest smart dealer is 200 miles away. There is a Mercedes Dealer down the street, though they don't work on smarts unless you own a Mercedes. At the moment, I am not so happy. I still love my BB BENZ, though I am perturbed just the same. Rich
You are perturbed at smart? You changed the tires.
not got a ticket yet, but recorded this in France !! last year . Home of the smart
Not in California....I think there is in NBC news that the highway patrol chase the Smart car.. Ithink this vedeo you will get ticket