6 Car Garage.. - Page 4 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 03:11 PM
BenzWorld Extremist
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: Volvo 940GLE, GMC Suburban, Infiniti I30, Toyota Prius, VW GTI, MB SLK350, Lexus IS250
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,063
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kajtek1
Did you turn off AC for better acceleration and on passing too?
I don't understand how people want sport cars in USA? The roads here are so bad and speed limits so low. Driving 120 mph in western Europe I was dreaming about Porsche. Later in California I could afford one. The Porsche gave so bumpy ride, that I was avoiding driving over a toothpick, not to mention big holes we have on our freeways. With 55 mph speed limit at the time the performance of the car was useless, with some advantages on cornering.
I switched back to Volkswagen in just few months.
Yes, I turned of the A/C on a regular basis. Later on I gave up using it because it would leak freon due to the vibration and I can't refill R12 easily.

If you watch some of the No. Cal. SLK drive slide shows posted by Motzkoman, there are many interesting roads to use a sports car. But yes, I live on county land and the roads around my house would jolt me from side to side everyday in the SLK.

Quote:
Originally Posted by M44
Yes the roads and the cars here are terrible. I drive my parents Chrysler van, and it handles like crap on the onramp going 40. We test drive a 1986 MB and it handles like a dream at 45 on the onramp. What strikes me is the AutoBahn has fewer road deaths than the US highway system. I dream of the day when there will be an American AutoBahn, but I know theres almost no chance of it happening.
Yes, with speed limits, the 65mph driver has the right to be in the left lane, even holding up traffic. Then you have this lane weaving madness happening. Without a speed limit, that left lane use carries an obligation to clear it as soon as possible. We don't have a nation wide cell phone use law and the DUI laws are getting tough but enforcement is still weak as compared to other nations.

Eisenhower was very impressed with the Autobahn. So he made the Interstate Highway system his priority. But our system was not for the wealthy and elites only. Not quite ox carts either but sometimes close to it. So there you have it.

Last edited by CalifSLK; 07-02-2007 at 07:11 PM.
CalifSLK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 03:13 PM
BenzWorld Extremist
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: Volvo 940GLE, GMC Suburban, Infiniti I30, Toyota Prius, VW GTI, MB SLK350, Lexus IS250
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,063
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.dirt
1) 812 Cord
2) Dusenberg SJ
3) Jag SS-120
4) 64 Corvette Mako Shark
5) any Delahae or Bugatti
6) 49 DeSoto (my first ride)
mr.dirt must be Jay Leno.
CalifSLK is offline  
post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 03:55 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Ruudje's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: 2008 Outback 2.5 XT, 1999 A4 1.8T, 1980 244 GL
Location: Tustin CA
Posts: 1,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to Ruudje
I'll go for this humble list:
1. my own 1993 190E
2. 1992 mark 2 VW GTI Wolfsburg Edition
3. 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
4. 1970 MB 300 SEL 6.3
5. 1996 Novitec Cinquecento Turbo
6. 1959 Caddy Eldorado Brougham
Ruudje is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    How I park my car in the garage bibi benz W201 190-Class 13 02-21-2006 12:11 PM
    The "other" car in my garage.. 0209 CLK C208/A208 CLK-Class 7 05-24-2005 06:33 PM
    FFP: Fill your 3 car dream garage.... Norb R170 SLK-Class 34 03-28-2005 07:55 AM
    my car pees on the garage floor kggkgg R129 SL-Class 6 11-27-2004 05:39 AM
    Anybody else have a car lift in their garage dlg R170 SLK-Class 25 07-19-2004 02:06 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome