the fastest road i've traveled on with it is 40 mph (in 7 or 8 months i've had it). the fastest road on the way to work is 35 mph. i have 2,000 miles on it. anytime i travel, we take the mini-van. anytime the kids are involved, we take the mini-van...except on nice summer days when i just take the kids cruising with the top down. <br><br>
#136667 - 02/08/0405:50 AMRe: I'm thinking about a new Jetta
I believe you and I also think they have probably improved over the years in terms of quality, etc. Just like the early Japanese cars and products from Japan, at first they were really just not good in comparison to say German built stuff. That has changed over the years, now Japan probably has the edge. So I could see that continuing to be the case for stuff from Korea too. I have maybe one or two products from Korea, Samsung DVD player which I have been happy with. Seems like a well built piece of equipment. <br><br>
#136668 - 02/08/0405:54 AMRe: I'm thinking about a new Jetta
The Mini Cooper is small, but with BMW technology in the guts of it, I don't think safety is an issue with them. I doubt you could build a car that is allowed on the Autobahn without meeting certain safety standards. We thought about getting one for a commuter rocket, but it is just too small for us. <br><br>
#136669 - 02/08/0405:57 AMRe: I'm thinking about a new Jetta
You speed demon Sean! 40 in a 35 zone. I am calling your local police dept right now. Good God man, you gotta open that baby up sometimes to blow out the cobwebs, screw the speed limit. I'd buy a used car from this man anytime! He's your grandmother.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
i can't get any more speeding tickets, so i've turned into an old man (and my wife hates it). i drive faster in the minivan on the highway (i'll even get up to about 77 -- in a 70...that last ticket just did the trick; i guess they work, eh?). that being said, i am thinking of selling the car this summer and getting a smaller SUV-type vehicle (nissan xterra or so)...that's just more me. i wish toyota had the hybrid SUV coming out soon.<br><br>
#136672 - 02/08/0405:14 PMRe: I'm thinking about a new Jetta
Oooh 77!<br><br><br><br>You better not come to California Sean, you'll get run over. On my daily commute I go about 80-85 and cars are passing me! I swear everyone is going 90 or better on the way to and from work. <br><br>
i was born in california (san bernardino) and have visited there many times over the past 5 years. i am not bragging that i drive fast at 77, but it does allow me to fit right in with traffic here in the midwest...i purposefully don't drive fast anymore because i decided it wasn't worth it and i want to stay safe with my 3 1/2 and 2 year olds. i used to be a pretty crazy driver and have been in a car that hit close to 135 mph. but, those high speeds are just stupidity to me now. anyway, the thing that worries me about driving in southern california is not the speeding -- it's the "red light means green" syndrome. i cannot believe how many people see the light turn red and continue to go through the intersection in your neck of the woods. <br><br>
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