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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 23:44:39 -0500
From: "Nutmegger" <>
Subject: Re: Changing suspension on new 2003 9-3?

"Mark Gerritsma" wrote: > > >> In a day I saw more holes in the road than I > >> will ever see in Holland for an entire year. > > > > Where were you? > > Down Route 66 and a tour from NY to San Fransisco, in mid-summer. Thus > I've seen plenty of road in between. Oh yeah, you must have. NY to SF in a vehicle? Was it a Saab by chance? > > >> But that is the trade-off > >> for having so much roads. Maintenance will suffer. > > > > I think where I am my state does a good job, compared to other > states > > I've been in and especially Rhode Island. > > I'm in Connecticut....anyone else from CT agree? > > Haven't been there, so I can't judge. No one else here replied....hmmmm > > Generally it's also in the feeling the road gives. For instance, along > the interstates I saw plenty of blown tyres. I don't see all that many around here. >If you see that in > Holland the truck (those 40+ metric ton things, not the pick-ups) > losing the tyre is usually a few feet away. Driving along the same > spot an hour later, the tyre is already removed. Wow. Truck tires scare me, the retreads that come flying off them. > > > Now, the towns...they are a different story. > > With the roads I saw in NY I can imagine you sometimes need a SUV to > conquer them... Yeah...but they are fun! We still have some dirt ones around here. > > >> Also I suspect > >> Holland has the best maintained roads in the world. > > > > I would love to visit sometime and see for myself. > > Please do, Really, I want to go there. A friend of mine told me I would love it so much I would never want to leave. Maybe, someday I will be able to. >but beware of Dutch driving habits. The average US-driver > will find a lot of Dutch driver to be very aggresive. I drive in NYC and Boston which is the absolute worst. The drivers around here are agressive too, sometimes I get the same way. So...I'd fit right in. > For the experience also throw in a round of German autobahn. Now, you are just teasing me! Every > once in a while it is fun to be able to floor it without consequences My speedo goes up to 120....why? > (My car does over 110 mph, but the attempt was cut short by overtaking > trucks) I can't imagine going 110. I looked down the other day, saw I was going 80 and went....Ooops. How did that happen? It's just so smooth, so effortless. > -- > > mvg, > > Mark Gerritsma > >

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