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Extended Road Trip Precautions?

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Re: Extended Road Trip Precautions?

Post by erikv11 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:26 pm

estrekal wrote: ... between Reno and Las Vegas ... It's a two-lane highway for almost 400 miles, which requires a lot of quick passing and hard driving ...
Oooohhh , for this drive, you should have used the rental money on a nice P80 T5 instead! :D
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Re: Extended Road Trip Precautions?

Post by abscate » Fri May 20, 2016 8:20 am

900 miles for 140 bucks - you probably were pretty even with running the Volvo in terms of cost - and you probably saved a bit in gas with the NB.

I would have taken the P80 just for the seats, though.

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Re: Extended Road Trip Precautions?

Post by dosbricks » Fri May 20, 2016 6:31 pm

So the ultimate road trip precaution is to leave the P80 at home and rent a VW Beetle?? :lol:

Since the P80 seats are one of the reasons we hang on to these old cars, I guess our precaution is packing our clothes in carry-ons in case we need to fly home.
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Re: Extended Road Trip Precautions?

Post by estrekal » Mon May 23, 2016 12:12 pm

dosbricks wrote:So the ultimate road trip precaution is to leave the P80 at home and rent a VW Beetle?? :lol:

Since the P80 seats are one of the reasons we hang on to these old cars, I guess our precaution is packing our clothes in carry-ons in case we need to fly home.
Sadly that ended up being biggest precaution :lol: . Given the choice though, I'd have never taken a Beetle--maybe Corolla or Mazda 3. Who buys those things?

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Re: Extended Road Trip Precautions?

Post by abscate » Tue May 24, 2016 11:12 am

estrekal wrote:
dosbricks wrote:So the ultimate road trip precaution is to leave the P80 at home and rent a VW Beetle?? :lol:

Since the P80 seats are one of the reasons we hang on to these old cars, I guess our precaution is packing our clothes in carry-ons in case we need to fly home.
Sadly that ended up being biggest precaution :lol: . Given the choice though, I'd have never taken a Beetle--maybe Corolla or Mazda 3. Who buys those things?
The problem with a corolla or mazda is Faust gets your soul.
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