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Old February 2nd, 2008, 14:36   #61
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I wonder what the minimum distance for "us"(the TDI'rs) to call the trip a ROAD TRIP?
1. Does it have to be fun?
2. What IS the magic number of mileage to call it a trip?
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 20:37   #62
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Thanks Father..., but he(John), did a nose dive in real live. WHAT a trip!
I actually want to stay afloat and be quite leveled... !
(the only drugs I use/have contact with are the ones that I have to give to my 14 year old Golden for his hips...)
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Old February 4th, 2008, 23:11   #63
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It is needed..., members that can post their trips here.
We want to know what happens when you are driving your TDI across the good 'ol USA.

Any postings?, hopefully they are funny.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 22:36   #64
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What, nobody travels anymore, ?
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Old April 15th, 2008, 01:42   #65
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I am giving CPR to this thread...

What, nobody travels anymore, ?
Have you seen the price of diesel lately?



I've had a few late-night trips to Cleveland (MS), about 55 miles away, just to buy Cherry RC cola. It may not win any distance awards but the reason has to count for something.

Ever since starting a new job that is just 2.8 miles away, I've been itching to take an out of state trip!
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Old April 15th, 2008, 06:16   #66
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I've slowed down on my road trips lately. I've had my car for a little over 3 months and only added 8400 miles to it. Only wander off about twice a week now. Last time, I wasn't sure which way to go, so just followed the road. Ended up about 230 miles away in a place I'd never heard of. Had a nice dinner at a local restaurant and headed home. Looks like I'll be able to add another 300 miles RT this weekend when I go to the GTG in Austin. Sorry it's not funny!

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Old April 15th, 2008, 08:33   #67
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take plenty of SMALLER Peso bills to hand out in case of a police officer "wants to talk" to you(bribe pesos...), you should be OK.
There's bribes and there's squeeze. A bribe is money one pays to an official to have them do something they're not supposed to do. Squeeze is money one pays to an official to do their job, kind of like an extorted tip.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 21:28   #68
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Other than trips to upstate Pa - not really far ~ 200mi not much.

But in the next couple weeks another trip to NC from SE Pa and hoping to pull off SE Pa to Pacific NW to SoCal and back this summer - provided I can figure a way to camp in the back of the Jetta, when I don't want to set up ( or can't cause I'm not at a camp site ) the tent, with all my "stuff" in the car.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 22:56   #69
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Hmm, I believe that you have folding rear seats on your Jetta, correct?
That is a mini, mini-RV, did you know that?

Get an inflatable(bed, not companion... !), as long as you do not knock your head on the trunk separator/edge..., you should sleep VERY COMFY !
Music can be heard at a very LOW wattage .

Good luck and do not forget to lock the doors...
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Old April 16th, 2008, 23:02   #70
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"There's bribes and there's squeeze."

Actually, I had parked the Citroen on the side of the road with PLENTY of room for other vehicles to pass, so no, I was NOT being "squeezed".
More like...., I was participating with the retirement plan of the two Brazilian police officers and their families ...

Thanks for reading my earlier postings though, sometimes I may be a little not proper with the language but I try .
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Old April 26th, 2008, 06:11   #71
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Since road trips outside continental US are being discussed, I have one. I was working in Germany last year, and had the good fortune to rent an Audi A4 2.0 TDI, six speed, and a nav system. Sweet Ride! Veterans Day provided me with a three day weekend, so I decided to drive from Frankfurt to Copenhagen to visit a friend. I started out on a rainy night. Two accidents on the Autobahn required a couple of detours, so the nav system was a lifesaver. Still, it took me 12 hours to get there. The return trip was a sunny day event taking only 8 hours. Much of the trip was at 160+ kmph, with occasional bursts of 200 + kmph. There are speed limits on portions of the Autobahn. I should know, I got a ticket, 165 in a 110 zone. Camera got me, I saw the red flash! Budget Rent a Car sent me the notice and charged 35 Euro ($50) for a processing fee. Still havn't received notice of the fine, and keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 22:18   #72
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ROAD TRIPS!

No matter where, when and how much was the fine...,
all are accepted .

(mine was ~19 USD's), the "fine" .

I'll be heading south again soon, this time I hope to document the trip better.
(last one was ~ 14.500 miles in 9 weeks!)
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Old April 28th, 2008, 08:30   #73
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I took a nice little road trip from Houston to Winnipeg, Manitoba CA back in March... lol yea fuel prices were a bit of a bummer even then they were $3.87 in Houston up to $3.99 in central and norther US and I paid $4.65 (converted to US $ per gallon) for my one fill up in Canada it was like $1.23/L or so then.

Kind of a boring drive up, but the drive back was a bit better.

It was kind of funny as both the CA immigration going and US customs coming back found it hard to believe that I drove all the way to Canada to hang out with some VW people and pick up some GLI seats for my jetta.... kept asking me why did I not fly...lol or have the seats shipped. I kept telling them it was way cheaper to drive and the guy did not want to ship the seats. So they both gave me a hard time. CA did not search my car but just asked me a ton of questions. But US customs coming home was the worst, they took forever searching by car and were generaly kind of rude, and even broke my battery cover trying to get it off...(lol how hard is that) I mean how dumb do you have to be to not know how to open a simple plastic latch on the battery cover? Anyway I think they assumed I was bringing in some sort of contraband as I declared nothing and had no cash...could be why they though this and gave me a hard time, but I don't know.

Anyway thats my road trip story... 2,800+ miles. Houston to Iowa to Winnipeg, a nice few days there got to love the pubs and micro brew, then back home. I did get snow on the way there, great fun and all with my summer performance tires and all .
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Old April 28th, 2008, 10:52   #74
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SBA, your bringing up customs reminded me of my customs experience on my last trip to Canada. I entered at Rouses Point, NY and received no hassle whatsoever from the French Canadian at the crossing. I might've spent two nights in Canada and reentered the US at that bridge in Detroit.

The US customs people couldn't have been more suspicious because of my short time in CA, no declarations and all that. They tore my car apart for over an hour, even removing a subwoofer from its enclosure (then reinstalling it and torquing the screws wrong, warping it slightly.)

Some welcome home, eh?
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Yea no place like home! With a welcoming crew like that, maybe I will just stay in Canada next time . Well maybe not the taxes up there are

I have never been up to the North East, maybe that will be my next road trip!

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