Back in my university days, I owned a 2001 Kia Sephia that had less-than-showroom suspension. While on a road trip to Death Valley, I wondered what going 100mph felt like, and accelerated to 105mph. It felt like we were flying, the vibration was unnerving, and I feared my life!
Shortly after this experience, I borrowed a friend’s new Acura TL for a road trip. I would glance down at the speedometer and saw that I was going about 100 mph in a 75 mph zone. This happened more times than I will admit here, but at the time, I couldn’t wrap my head around why I could carry on a conversation in comfort doing 100 mph in one car, while feeling like I was going to die in another.