questionswhat increments does your speedometer have?

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light speed, ridiculous speed, ludicrous speed, and plaid.

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Mines a little newer. 5 mph increments. But you gotta love the ol' Jimmy Carter, 55 mph marker. "55, stay alive!"

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1990 Nissan 300ZX. It has markers every 20mph.

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My '94 Jeep has markers every 10 mph, starting at 5 and going up to 85. I guess I can't ever use it to travel through time.

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My '96 Sable has markings every 10 MPH as well. This change is probably a result of speedometers getting smaller (many are now closer to half circles than full circles) and increased printed top speeds (to look sporty).

I wouldn't worry about it too much, though. Pretty soon all new cars will have digital readouts.

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I would guess that the way each vehicle is marked would depend more on the automaker (GM, Ford, Chrysler Group LLC, Toyota, etc.)not so much on the year.

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@clarinerd: I really hope the car manufacturers don't go to all digital dash boards. I personally find digital speedometers more difficult to read. If I'm just glancing down to check the speed, I find it much easier to figure out by needle position. I know it sounds kinda weird, but that seems to be just the way my brain works: "Needle at X position" = my speed is okay or too fast or too slow. With a digital readout I seem to have to "translate" the number and that takes a bit longer.

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@gt0163c: Some luxury cars today replace the entire cluster with a screen that can display digital readouts or virtual gauges depending on driver preference. As LCDs continue to get better/cheaper I could see this becoming a wide-spread thing. So it could be ok.

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My car is actually Canadian built (live in SoCal) and has increments. It hasn't happened yet but I think If I ever got pulled over for going 58 in a 55 I think I could talk my way out of it because it's impossible to really tell because I have MPH markers every 20 mph (with dashes at the 10s)