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#16 Adem

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

It really depends on the city too.  Buffalo is not a difficult city to drive in, with traffic that usually isn't that bad even during rush hour, as much as I don't enjoy it.  But cities like New York and Boston I would stay away from.

Driving in Boston is a nightmare. I live in a pretty rural area about an hour from the city so when I say that I enjoy driving, it's more in reference to the long stretches of road on which I can enjoy the peace and/or scenery. Even the highway isn't too bad but once you hit the city, it's pretty much a free for all. I don't mind it every once in awhile if it's for good purpose, but I too tend to avoid the bigger cities if I can.



#17 RedmageAdam

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:47 AM

I hate driving. Though I might just hate the crappy car I had to use the few times I did drive after getting my license. At least I don't have the problem that I can't read while I dive myself. It indeed happened before that I had to puke while I was driven.

 

That was pretty much me in my first two "cars". I use the term "car" loosely, because they were more like death traps on wheels. The first one, a Ford Tempo, was a nickle and dimer for sure. That piece of garbage broke down at least once a month. That and it made me even more paranoid than ever. Every time I got it out of the shop, for the next two weeks I'd be too scared to drive. It had overheating problems and would not accelerate going up the highway at all. There is one right by my house that if I went up it, I couldn't break 30 MPH even flooring the gas. The last thing I wanted to do was break down far from home or worse, while on a date. The second car, a Pontiac Grand AM, was alright for a while, but it started doing the same things; breaking down constantly and I had the computer go out in it TWICE within a year.

 

So yeah, a bad car will definitely make you hate driving. I know, because my first 7 years of driving was done in tin cans on wheels that didn't behave normally at all. You should NEVER overheat just idling at a traffic light, nor should you be unable to go faster than 30 on a highway, even if you floor it to the point you're over 5500 RPM. Once I got my Ford Focus on the other hand, my thoughts on driving improved.



#18 Anthus

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

I hate driving. Though I might just hate the crappy car I had to use the few times I did drive after getting my license. At least I don't have the problem that I can't read while I dive myself. It indeed happened before that I had to puke while I was driven.


When I was younger I would get motion sickness. I never puked but it felt close. No GameBoy for me in the car. As I got older it seems to have gone away. There's also a medicine called Dramamine that eases motion sickness.


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