Re: [DML] When to pull over?
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Re: [DML] When to pull over?

I started out learning to drive in rear-wheeled, stick-shift cars so 
I'm not a newbie. Rear engines and a light front end are new, 
however. Realize that one school function for my kids got me stuck 
with a 1/4" of snow/slush in my FWD Avalon due to the steepness of 
the hills. And to make matters worse, an old, rusty rear-wheel drive 
Volare puttered up the same hill just fine. Quite frankly, I can't 
afford a car that has to be parked in the rain; I intend to drive it. 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> If you have never driven on snow or ice in a rear wheel drive car, I
> wouldn't learn in your new baby.  The interstates usually stay ok, 
> they will likely use salt.  If you drive on salted roads give the 
> and the undercarriage a nice fresh water rinse before parking the 
car in
> the garage.
> In the end, follow your instincts and watch the weather channel.
> Hey, if your lucky the car won't really be ready till June anyway,
> especially if its getting a new headlight switch or a dash...  (Just
> kidding James)
> Tom
> ________________________________
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Of Wilson Hitchings
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 7:26 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] When to pull over?
> Well, I did it. Yup, put a deposit on a refurb'd D from DMCH. Gonna 
> all the candy, have it pimped, er, loaded...
> In any case, thanks for all the patience with all my questions, it 
> really helped me decide to go with a D rather than the Rolls Royce 
> Silver Shadow I was wanting. ;-)
> In any case, I'll be driving it back from DMCH after it's finished 
> (March time frame 2008). I keep reading that the Delorean isn't a 
> vehicle, so when do you actually abandon driving it? If I encounter 
> rain or some snow on my way to Colorado (both are possible), when 
do I 
> pull over and sit it out? Rain? A little snow? Or if I'm a careful 
> driver (which I am in spades), will I be OK?
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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