Is it just my car trying to tell me he wants to be driven fast & hard ;) ...or is this common with the rest of your vehicles?
According to the owner's manual, it states that the car automatically lowers after exceeding 75 mph for >30 seconds. Seems like my car only lowers after I've been driving 80+ mph - wheeee :) Maybe I can use this as an excuse if I get pulled over for speeding... Honest officer, I was just trying to get my car to lower, then I'll back off on the gas <wink * wink> I promise... <more gratuitous flirting> (yes, I have talked my way out of a speeding ticket once - driving my husbands S4)
I'm not losing any sleep over this, just curious. I know I could just put it into dynamic myself, but I travel such a varied assortment of roads & parking lots, don't want to risk damaging my car on a speed bump, or steep driveway. I'm sure the one time I'd forget to take it out of dynamic, would be the day I'd drive over the mother-of-all-speedbumps!
Have a great weekend everyone!
05-14-2004, 10:58 AM
Actually I haven't owned a "speed-o" since my swin team days in high school..:>)
05-14-2004, 11:49 AM
and the like. No problem except for that twelve year old piece of Velveeta that through the suspension way out of whack!
05-14-2004, 12:16 PM
until the day I drove to the post office to mail our taxes off. Their parking lot has a (high crown??) at the entrance/exit and even though I took it extremely slow, I still heard a little scrape <yikes> (maybe it was the weight of that hefty IRS return :) So now, I'm really paranoid of a repeat of that experience.
Hey, if you've been trying to figure out what to do with that twelve year old brick of Velveeta - I've got a great recipe for you :)
05-14-2004, 12:21 PM
Unfortunately, that was the last time I was really svelt! (nothing like swimming six days a week to keep you in shape) Amazing what happens when you get into the real world, and sit at a desk all day...
05-14-2004, 12:40 PM
these cars are just COOL looking in the sweptback-low to the ground mode. . . can't imagine driving in any other mode. . .in regards to the Speedo comments. . . .I understand they are very good for folks with hernias.
05-14-2004, 12:57 PM
Cheese recipe? Cowabonga!
05-14-2004, 01:00 PM
Oh sorry, flash backs....
05-14-2004, 03:12 PM
they'd like to see me pull into the parking lot with a dumptruck full of nickels & pennies ???
05-14-2004, 03:23 PM
First a disclaimer - No whining about it not being healthy - afterall, the recipe includes velveeta!
Saute one medium onion (diced) in one stick of butter (remember the disclaimer) in a non-stick skillet. After onion is translucent add a one lbs. brick of velveeta (big dice) and melt on low heat. Remove from heat when it's melted.
In large bowl combine two bags frozen broccoli florettes, one & a half cups minute rice - uncooked (you can use the brown version is you want), and two cans of Campbells mushroom soup (undiluted). Pour the melted cheese mixture in bowl and mix well. Spoon into a large casserole and bake at 325 for one hour. For the first half hour keep the casserole covered with a lid or foil, and remove the cover for the last half hour.
If you're counting carbs, or fat grams - don't bother :) It is one of those recipes that will work if you're trying to get your kids to eat their veggies!
05-14-2004, 03:28 PM
I know, I know, you liked it when I got out of the pool ;)
05-14-2004, 05:10 PM
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05-14-2004, 07:02 PM
He had such disdain for them that he kept threatenong to pay his taxes in pennies.
05-14-2004, 07:14 PM
05-14-2004, 07:23 PM
People who can't add or subtract! One way to get revenge!
05-14-2004, 08:12 PM
I've switched to driving in Dynamic mode at all times a few weeks ago, after living with the Automatic mode for more than 5 months since getting the car. Interestingly, this switch came after going to the first driver education event of the year at Lime Rock Park with my '99 M3 track car...the need for steering feedback and response is a hard habit to break!
The setting is definitely better on the highways and good roads. But the streets of the Big Apple barely pass the definition of roads with the potholes and sinkholes...or even the occasional cobblestones. But we, or more accurately our spines and tailbones, have survived so far and my wife hasn't complained much so it must be entirely bearable!
The other thing is I've now starting using the Lift mode when exiting parking garages with those horrendous curbside ramps.
New York City may be many things, but it isn't a place for a driving enthusiast!
05-14-2004, 09:23 PM
I didn't think I'd ever use the lift mode, but I think there's some parking lots that it will definately come in handy. Our Costco parking lot must have some of the biggest speed bumps around - I guess they think most of their customers drive SUV's to take home all of their massive purchases, however, the rest of us have to manuever over these obstacles. I'm anxious to hit the road this summer, I'm sure it's going to be a very comfortable cruiser - even after 1700 miles! I'll be able to put it into dynamic and leave it there :)