Desert Driving

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    I drive in the desert all of the time and so long as your cooling system is in good shape there is nothing to worry about. By all means carry water and food, but so long as you aren't an idiot you will have no trouble.
     
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    Check your hoses. Keep your eye on the temp gauge.

    You should be OK. When I moved to the desert 50 years ago we needed canvas bags hung on the hood ornament for when the cooling system boiled over. Newer cars run cooler.

    Stop and go traffic is a lot harder on the operating system than highway driving and we almost never see cars stalled in traffic anymore, even old clunkers.

    Your biggest worry would be some component failing coincidentally, unrelated to your trip. A few years ago our distributor wore out when we were in the middle of nowhere, but that was just bad luck. It probably would have given out in our driveway that same day if we'd been home, going out shopping.
     
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    No, but you're a blowhard. Why don't you just hug my nuts? You gonna ban me now for responding in kind?
     
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    Oh and just remember, Phoenix is the central U.S. wholesale market for illegal drug distribution.........





    Just thought I'd toss that out there....... :lol:
     
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    Extra water, maybe extra radiator hoses just in case, and more importantly...........

    Dont play with the locals!

     
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    Oh and I almost forgot, Phoenix is also the kidnapping capital of the U.S.
     
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    Why would I ban you for being a 'tard? Far better to leave your stupid posts up so that everyone can see just what an idiot you are. The question was how to drive safely in the desert. Your suggestion to smoke a bunch of mary jane is retarded, stupid, and dangerous. Just about what I would expect from a moron like you.


    Hello moron!:bye1:
     
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    Thanks for the help, everyone! I drove my car from Florida to LA, so I'm not really sure why I'm even nervous about this trip at all. I guess just because the car's a bit longer in the tooth.
     
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    What are you driving? A Yugo?
     
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    LOL No, an '05 Scion XA
     
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