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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby theholycow » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:41 am

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bk7794 wrote:On the Mass Pike they have the worst signs. ''25 miles 23 minutes to I-495'' I mean it's helpful but sometimes it doesn't really mean anything.

Another one: Getting onto I-95 from Route 2 in Lexington MA, there is a sign that says "I-95 Gloucester/Attleboro." As compass points, those two towns could not be more random. I'd like to know who picked them over "New Hampshire/Rhode Island" or just "North/South."

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The 23 minutes thing is for daily commuters. When you go the same way every day you know where you're going, how long it takes, etc, and a numeric assessment of traffic condition is an easy way to be told what to expect.

My grandmother, when she was still driving, was afraid to get on the highway because she thought if the sign said "New York" she had to stay on until she got to NY.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Boston Fit » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:14 am

theholycow wrote:My grandmother, when she was still driving, was afraid to get on the highway because she thought if the sign said "New York" she had to stay on until she got to NY.

Ha, like an "Exit Only" lane? In that case she would have hated this entrance to Mass Pike, located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay:


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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby tankinbeans » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:49 pm

I'm guessing your "23 minute" signs are electric and change with conditions? We have those, and they're really nice. It gives motorists an early clue to adjust their route if needed.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby theholycow » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:26 am

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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby rei » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:43 pm

Boston Fit wrote:
bk7794 wrote:On the Mass Pike they have the worst signs. ''25 miles 23 minutes to I-495'' I mean it's helpful but sometimes it doesn't really mean anything.

Another one: Getting onto I-95 from Route 2 in Lexington MA, there is a sign that says "I-95 Gloucester/Attleboro." As compass points, those two towns could not be more random. I'd like to know who picked them over "New Hampshire/Rhode Island" or just "North/South."


rei wrote:Yeah, would regularly get 40+ MPG highway without trying particularly hard

See, that's why diesels are so alluring. I need to own one at some point.

the engine was great, the total cost of ownership not so much. VW likes their dollars.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Boston Fit » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:51 am

rei wrote:the engine was great, the total cost of ownership not so much. VW likes their dollars.

That is exactly what a mechanic once told me about VW's - good engines, but everything else is troublesome. I can't speak from personal experience, having never owned a VW.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby rei » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:03 pm

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rei wrote:the engine was great, the total cost of ownership not so much. VW likes their dollars.

That is exactly what a mechanic once told me about VW's - good engines, but everything else is troublesome. I can't speak from personal experience, having never owned a VW.

$1100 to replace failed fan blower that failed after only 3 years (107 000 km)
OEM filters and very specfic oil spec or warranty is voided were a fortune too
DSG tranmission fluid $800 every 80 000 km - though thats obviously fixed by driving a stick

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