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DO YOU THINK INTERSTATE DRIVING IS HARDER OF A CAR THEN STOP N GO TRAFFIC?

 
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Old 26 Jun 2010, 07:22 pm
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Default DO YOU THINK INTERSTATE DRIVING IS HARDER OF A CAR THEN STOP N GO TRAFFIC?

Since this is the only car forum that I know of where people actually post I'll ask it here. Some people think STOP N GO traffic is actually harder on the car, others say the interstate is, any mechanics here? in your opinion which is harder on a car, not necessarily a PT CRUISER but any car.

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Old 26 Jun 2010, 07:44 pm
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First of all, no matter what the answer is, what a person drives (highway or city) is how they have to drive it. Probably 1% have a choice to choose either or when going somewhere.

The hardest driving of all is short trips (less than 10 miles) because the engine, fluids, hardly have time to warm up.

If you think about it logically, city driving has to be harder of particular parts because of the stop and go and we already know gas mileage suffers considerably in city driving.
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Old 26 Jun 2010, 09:50 pm
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Since this is the only car forum that I know of where people actually post I'll ask it here. Some people think STOP N GO traffic is actually harder on the car, others say the interstate is, any mechanics here? in your opinion which is harder on a car, not necessarily a PT CRUISER but any car.
stop and go is much much worse
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Old 26 Jun 2010, 10:48 pm
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stop and go is much much worse
x2...car runs hotter, brakes get more of a workout...MPG goes down...
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I would imagine highway driving is much harder on suspension components though. Just think how much more you feel bumps and cracks on the road at 70mph vs 25mph.

Of course, no one ever does any city driving anyway. Just look up any used car on Craigslist! Every one that has high miles is ALL HIGHWAY MILES!
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I would imagine highway driving is much harder on suspension components though. Just think how much more you feel bumps and cracks on the road at 70mph vs 25mph.

Of course, no one ever does any city driving anyway. Just look up any used car on Craigslist! Every one that has high miles is ALL HIGHWAY MILES!
yea just alot of those CraigListers say they drive every weekend from los angeles to las vegas, virginia to new jersey or something like that.
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