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Old 11-01-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I play it safe when it comes to driving, I hate being passed by a 'Ru that has more rust than paint when I'm in the right lane.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I play it safe when it comes to driving, I hate being passed by a 'Ru that has more rust than paint when I'm in the right lane.
Are you talking about my '81 F-150? It has so much rust that it looks brown instead of blue.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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OK, I have to ask. If Subarus are so awesome in the snow, why do so many Subaru owners drive like putzes? Whenever I come up on a car going waaayyyy toooo slooww on the highway, so slow in fact that their speed is creating a hazard in and of itself, 9 times out of 10 its a Subaru.

I think it's because there are so many lousy drivers who are afraid of driving on snow and ice, and they are afraid they will slide off the road or get stuck. Somebody tells them "go buy a Subaru...then you won't get stuck". So they go out and buy a Subaru, thinking that will help. The full-time AWD does help, but they're still lousy drivers.
I'm a Subaru owner myself, but I generally do around 60-65 on the highways...

"No Putz" Bud
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:25 AM
 
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I think it's because there are so many lousy drivers who are afraid of driving on snow and ice, and they are afraid they will slide off the road or get stuck. Somebody tells them "go buy a Subaru...then you won't get stuck". So they go out and buy a Subaru, thinking that will help. The full-time AWD does help, but they're still lousy drivers.
I'm a Subaru owner myself, but I generally do around 60-65 on the highways...

"No Putz" Bud
That's actually the most logical reason I've heard. Come to think of it, the grandmas in Subarus seem to be puuting around at 5mph regardles of snow, ice, or even if its perfectly dry pavement. I just wish more people were aware that Alaska does have minimum speed laws just as well as maximum...
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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I play it safe when it comes to driving, I hate being passed by a 'Ru that has more rust than paint when I'm in the right lane.
You're not talking about me are you?

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: monett,mo
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In the early 90s I drove a newsoaper route in the Eagle River valley using a jeep cerokee.Since we picked up the papers at 3 am we were out driving back roads before the plows were out. Even with 4wd i got stuck occasionaly but never so bad that i couldnt dig myself out. I carried a shovel and a bucket ofgravel. The main thing is to know your vehicle and how to drive in winter.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Eagle River, Alaska & San Diego, CA
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My Jeep XJ
v. nice.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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One constant: the first significant snowfall will bring about cars in ditches, cars smashing into other cars, and cars spinning around like a top. It happens year after year after year -- in every state I've lived in.

You certainly don't see animals making the same dumb mistake over and over and over again.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Eagle River, Alaska & San Diego, CA
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One constant: the first significant snowfall will bring about cars in ditches, cars smashing into other cars, and cars spinning around like a top. It happens year after year after year -- in every state I've lived in.

You certainly don't see animals making the same dumb mistake over and over and over again.
Well that just goes to show ya animals don't really know how to have any fun.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Well that just goes to show ya animals don't really know how to have any fun.
I'm not so sure about that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77iDIp40m9E
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