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Old 03-19-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Get a convertible for sure! You'll see so much more with the roof down.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Gotta go to Aspen to see those.
hmmmm a Ferrari over the pass between Leadville and Aspen hmmmmmmmmm
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Anything with less then 500 hp just plain wont make it up the hills here. For serious.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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Yeah you'll make it, but you'll have 20 cars behind you waiting to pass.
And if you drive like the locals, you'll be in the left lane of I-70.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Most any currently available rental car will do. My daily driver is a 4-cylinder mid-size sedan. It will maintain the speed limits on just about any Colorado mountain road. Just remember that the typical unturbocharged engine loses about 4% of its horsepower for every 1,000 feet of elevation. So, at Denver, you're already 20% less horsepower than sea level. At a 10,000 foot pass, 40% less. Drive accordingly. Also, you will likely be driving slower than much of the other traffic. For God's sake, stay OUT of the passing lanes unless you are passing someone and stay in the right lane on multi-lane roads unless you are passing someone. It's the courteous thing to do, AND IT IS THE LAW! If you are on a two lane road, and traffic is backing up behind you, PULL OFF AT THE FIRST AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITY and allow the following traffic to pass. Not doing those things is a major cause of road rage and accidents in Colorado.

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Old 03-19-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Rent a Subaru, you'll fit right in with the natives.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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Rent a Subaru, you'll fit right in with the natives.
Except that most Colorado rental cars today have the red-on-white Colorado "FLT" (fleet) license plates that flags the driver right away as "Pilgrim."
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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He can put an Obama sticker over it....
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Except that most Colorado rental cars today have the red-on-white Colorado "FLT" (fleet) license plates that flags the driver right away as "Pilgrim."
That, the Dodge Caliber and other similar vehicles that no sane person would EVER buy are a dead giveaway.

Whatever you are driving at some point you will get someone in an ~80 hp 25 year old car right up your butt trying to pass you.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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A 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bluepinto.jpg
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