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Old 09-03-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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Can't say I'm surprised. All things considered, the ATL is a pretty good place to drive compared to similar cities.

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Atlanta isnít the worst city to drive in by WalletHubís standards, however. In fact, itís among the best.

For its report, the personal finance website compared the 100 largest US cities across four key dimensions: cost of ownership and maintenance; traffic and infrastructure; safety; and access to vehicles and maintenance. WalletHub evaluated those four dimensions across 30 metrics, with a 100 representing the most favorable conditions for drivers.

Complete story...Atlanta among best cities to drive in? New study says yes
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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Can't say I'm surprised. All things considered, the ATL is a pretty good place to drive compared to similar cities.
It then ranked Orlando as #2
Austin as #16
San Antonio as #18

Meh, sorry - not buying it... all three of those cities are a pain in the neck to drive through.

Maybe in the respect for having services for cars they rank high, but infrastructure is garbage in Austin, Orlando is about average for a city its size, Atlanta is sub-average for a city its size, San Antonio's infrastructure just comes off as half complete.
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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I have to question any list that Houston ranked as 27. It should be way down on the list of worst cities to drive in.
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I’m a trucker, so I admittedly am mostly just getting the loop 285 experience, but...ATL is one of my least fav places to drive. Houston and Austin are up there too, Chicago as well.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:05 PM
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It then ranked Orlando as #2
Austin as #16
San Antonio as #18

Meh, sorry - not buying it... all three of those cities are a pain in the neck to drive through.

Maybe in the respect for having services for cars they rank high, but infrastructure is garbage in Austin, Orlando is about average for a city its size, Atlanta is sub-average for a city its size, San Antonio's infrastructure just comes off as half complete.
Its total nonsense, just like the last Wallethub thing I saw (don't remember what it was on).


"...A 2018 study by EducatedDriver determined the average Atlanta commuter will spend $182, 886 and 288,000 miles over the course of a lifetime ó more than any other city in its survey..."

Yet Wallethub rates Atlanta #10 in cost of ownership and maintenance. #88 in safety is the one metric they have fairly good. That's reflected in the insurance rates. Traffic and infrastructure #23?????
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Allstate wasn't so kind in their assessment of Atlanta drivers...

https://www.allstate.com/americas-be...vers/index.htm
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:41 AM
 
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It's not like it's a double blind peer reviewed study.

Anybody can spend an hour looking at stats and then create any list they want. It's pure garbage.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Default ATL one of the best cities to drive in..

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Allstate wasn't so kind in their assessment of Atlanta drivers...

https://www.allstate.com/americas-be...vers/index.htm

Speaking personally from my own 40 years of driving in metro Atlanta & knowing what it's like for me at the current time, the Allstate ranking of #178 is more like it.
Any survey that ranks Atlanta high or even as average in terms of the overall driving experience, is pure garbage, to put it charitably.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Click bait
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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HA. Yeah I used to like driving, but that was before I moved here. Atlanta quickly changed that.
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