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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 09:57:00 -0500
From: 'nuther Bob <>
Subject: Re: Changing suspension on new 2003 9-3?

On Sun, 23 Mar 2003 11:06:32 +0100, "Mark Gerritsma" <nl.autonopsamtmfweb.nld> wrote: >In a day I saw more holes in the road than I >will ever see in Holland for an entire year. But that is the trade-off >for having so much roads. Maintenance will suffer. Also I suspect >Holland has the best maintained roads in the world. Depends a bit on where you are. Cities and rural areas tend to have lowest maintenance budgets. In certain areas, freeze/thaw is a repeated cycle in the Fall/Winter/Spring and that beats up the roads. Add to that the historical issues that in the Eastern US: many roads are just paved cow paths that have been repaved a dozen times with no real base underneath... you get the idea. Mostly it's the freeze thaw Winter conditions that cause the problems. Roads in the warmer areas are generally in good condition. People can even drive on 17" tires in California :-) Bob

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