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View Poll Results: Am I Crazy To Drive My New Convertible Mercedes To Alaska For Three Months This Summer?
you will be fine-drive your car and have fun 11 35.48%
you are nuts-your car will be destroyed 3 9.68%
you are nuts-people will try to run you off the road because they will think you are a stupid and arrogant tourist 1 3.23%
you should be fine but you may have to drive slow in a few areas 5 16.13%
you may get a few rock chips here and there in the paint 16 51.61%
you may have to rent a car for a few of your trips 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-07-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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I'd say... go back to the dealer and get a real Mercedes

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Old 06-07-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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YouTube - Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Good one Warpt, love that song.
Oh and JohnPF if you giving those away I'll take one.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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ya mean the words to that song aren't:

oh Lord won't ya buy me a pound of cocaine
my friends all do Peruvian and I must have the same

Evil Twin
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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We have a Boxster S and driving in Alaska, you will get chips during the summer and a lot of smeared bugs. It would be a fun drive, but there will be wear and tear on your car. People won't drive you off the road, there are nice cars in Alaska too.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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My friend just saw a Prowler today
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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Most roadsters have a legroom problem.

The seat is too low for the knees to be comfortable.

I drove to Portland. Oregon from Pittsburgh, Pa and after that grueling torture used the Chrysler Town & Country for our other long distance trips.

It's your car...give it a shot...if you are under 30, you will survive...

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Be sure to include the Denali and Dalton highways in your tour.

I've done the Denali but did'nt have time for the Dalton.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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OK, now taking that car up the Dalton would be CRAZY! You would probably be laughed off the road by every trucker from Fbks to Pruhoe. I'm sure it would be all over channel 19 within minutes and even the tour groups would be waiting to take photos of you at every stop along the way!
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:56 AM
 
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HI, I have afriend who just drove from Alaska to the lower 48.... 5 flat tires to make it down.

Your best bet if you value your car is load it on a ferry in seattle and ride the ferry with it... Great view, just like a mini cruise. if you look at what you would spend on gas its not much more for the boat. Google ferry to alaska. Also check with your AAA they may have good ideas..

Good luck!!!

Steve
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