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Old 12-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #181 (permalink)
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Seems my original photo is no longer attached, so to bring back old memories here is the missing photo:
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:35 AM   #182 (permalink)
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One more parting shot ;-)
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #183 (permalink)
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Get any traction with those tires? lol
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:13 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Colorado, where mother nature has tourettes.

Top picture was yesterday, bottom picture today.

Pictures were taken within a 1/4 mile of each other.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Colorado, where mother nature has turrets.
Turrets?
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #186 (permalink)
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Sorry, still learning to type/spell, and size pictures
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #187 (permalink)
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let it snow, let it snow......
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Break in the weather today. Chance to enjoy the holiday "evergreens." Happy New Year to all.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:22 PM   #189 (permalink)
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This is the day I bought the car, before my 900mi drive home:




And this is why I wont be driving it in salt EVER again....Corrosion on the rear subframe. Sanding it all back down and re-coating with POR-15

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #190 (permalink)
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how many times had it seen salt besides the drive home?
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #191 (permalink)
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No Clue, high milage car. However once is enough unless your like me and pull your clams and wash out the frame, engine bay, rails, ect. If not the salt wills till sit there and eat.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #192 (permalink)
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This thread is useless without VIN#'s.

Sorry to be a buzzkill, but galvanic corrosion is a BIG factor with cars that combine so many dissimilar metals.
+1 for the VINs!!!

I would never let my Elise touch the winter roads in WI until at least a few rain falls & warmer weather

if I had known any Elise I was in the market for was driven on salted roads I would immediately start looking for another car

& its not about whether the car can handle being driven in the winter (it can), its strictly about what salt does to metals & electronics

for those of you who are purposely driving your cars in those conditions, you are jeopardizing the long term value & life of the car (if you even care), & a simple wash in your driveway will do nothing to counter that (unless you do what chazz is doing every time)

or better yet, go to craigslist & buy a 94 civic.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I bought the car to enjoy it, largely as a function of driving it. I did not intend it to be mere decoration. Others may prefer to put theirs in plastic slipcovers. I do not. To each his own.
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Middle of a hot summer here

But in England there is a bit of snow... these from SELOC
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:11 AM   #195 (permalink)
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I bought the car to enjoy it, largely as a function of driving it. I did not intend it to be mere decoration. Others may prefer to put theirs in plastic slipcovers. I do not. To each his own.

is it really that enjoyable for you to drive in this?



or this?



or even this?



you like those road conditions more than this one?



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Old 01-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Middle of a hot summer here

But in England there is a bit of snow... these from SELOC
That bottom picture is awesome.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:14 AM   #197 (permalink)
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I like to drive in winter if the roads aren't too bad.

Here is one from a winter sports camp that my daughter attended.

Yup, I like to park away from other cars even in winter.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #198 (permalink)
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is it really that enjoyable for you to drive in this?

. . .
you like those road conditions more than this one?
Didn't say I was a fool. . .but if you wish to indulge in hyperbole, go ahead.

Meanwhile, I've been known to seize the day. For example

this road condition, Sunday past was dandy as far as I was cncerned. Just dodged the few slush puddles and the accumulated hillocks of anti-skid material from the storm that left the remaining snow you see a few days earlier. You can Google Gold Mine Road, Lebanon/Schuylkill County. Twisties, changing altitude and not much traffic, even on a warmish January afternoon. A lot closer to me then Tail of the Dragon, just in case the weather does take a quick turn for the worse.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #199 (permalink)
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #200 (permalink)
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