Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1973 Triumph Stag LE22439UBW "uncle jack", Sapphire Blue
2004 Suburban 8.1, Sport Red, the only automatic of the bunch
2005 Lotus Elise, Bordeaux Red Pearl
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited, Regal Blue Pearl http://www.mnautox.com
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)
is it really that enjoyable for you to drive in this?
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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.