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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 20:37:51 +0100
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <nl.autonopsamtmfweb.nld>
Subject: Re: Changing suspension on new 2003 9-3?

Nutmegger <> schreef: >> 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. >> 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. Generally it's also in the feeling the road gives. For instance, along the interstates I saw plenty of blown tyres. 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. > 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... >> Also I suspect >> Holland has the best maintained roads in the world. > > I would love to visit sometime and see for myself. Please do, but beware of Dutch driving habits. The average US-driver will find a lot of Dutch driver to be very aggresive. For the experience also throw in a round of German autobahn. Every once in a while it is fun to be able to floor it without consequences (My car does over 110 mph, but the attempt was cut short by overtaking trucks) -- mvg, Mark Gerritsma

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