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Subaru Impreza 2011: Speedo reads fast

Asked by Peg Hawkes

The speedo in the new Subaru Impreza R reads fast. When the speedo reading is 109 km/h we are doing 100 km/h, which we established after many comparison tests with other cars, and a couple of GPS systems. I have been told this is commonplace with all new cars and is legally permissible. I think with a brand new car fitted with wheels and tyres by the manufacturer any difference of more than one or at most two percent is unacceptable. From talking around there appears to be nothing I can do, well there is plenty I am going to try to do.

Answered by CarsGuide

17 Feb 2011 Graham Smith

The law allows speedos to read as much as 10 percent fast, which makes yours legal. There's not much you can do about it, other than make mental adjustments as you drive.

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