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Old 12-22-2014, 01:17 PM
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For you old diesel people, avoid these roads

http://www.answers.com/article/1202137/top-12-fastest-highways-on-earth?param4=fb-us-mo-wheels&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=ssmo-all#slide=1

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Old 12-22-2014, 01:21 PM
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Wait . . . are you intimating that diesels aren't fast? Harrumph . . . .
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:28 PM
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Emphasis on old. I have one.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:43 PM
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Oh, I thought you were calling the owners old . . . or is that redundant?
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:12 PM
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Wait . . . are you intimating that diesels aren't fast? Harrumph . . . .
No, that their drivers are half fast.
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No, that their drivers are half fast.

You sir have a half full glass there. Need to work on that.

And I didn't think about that, as I'm a 30 year old with a 220D.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:32 PM
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You sir have a half full glass there. Need to work on that.

And I didn't think about that, as I'm a 30 year old with a 220D.


Naturally aspirated 300TD here. I'm not taking many off the line.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:40 PM
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And I didn't think about that, as I'm a 30 year old with a 220D.
I'ma 45 yo with a 99 E300 that is barely acceptable after being chipped and a Powerstroke 7.3 that is modified but the older diesels definitely are NOT appealing, acceleration wise. Glad I use the Powerstroke as a 2nd car in winter and moved the W210 to business only use. Much happier with the W140 for cruising and in summer, the Vette.
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You sir have a half full glass there. Need to work on that.

And I didn't think about that, as I'm a 30 year old with a 220D.
Well ... you should have plenty of time to think about it ... when accelerating
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:32 PM
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BTW - anyone know how to get the old people smell out of a diesel?
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BTW - anyone know how to get the old people smell out of a diesel?
What's wrong with the aroma of stale farts, cigar smoke and petroleum?
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I like old MB diesels from the 70's:
Mercedes-Benz C111 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I'll have you know that my 78 300SD is perfectly quick off the line.

Granted, my frame of reference starts with a 1.6L Miata.

And the 300SD has been on a serious weight loss program (ALTO: "Added Lightness Through Oxidation").
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sounds like our racing team's motto: Rustbucket racing-we're faster 'cuz we're lighter!
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Some interesting roads in that article. The Isle of Man and New Zealand shots especially. The IOM is a bit of a trip. Their big motorcycle race maybe the most macho display of speed and thumbing of nose at danger outside of extreme skiing. You can see video of spectators perhaps a few feet away from bikes going 200mph.

To a list of fast highways I would add the road going south from Oregon to Winnemucca, NV. I drove it once after Christmas a few years back. Very straight and remote highway. At one point while doing about 80, a late model Mercedes 5 or 6 liter passed me at some speed. Did see them again. I took it up to 110 in my 325i a bit later.

Roads were wet, not icy:




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