Originally Posted by Gallo2011
I'm right behind you, man. 50's just a little more than a year away for me. AARP, here we come!
The only time my car acts like a spoiled child is in stop-and-go traffic, which there is a lot of in So Cal. Many times I'll accelerate to 3 or 4 miles-per-hour and just throw it in neutral to coast rather than try to feather the throttle in 1st and end up bucking like a mechanical bull.
AARP just sent me a fricken card yesterday!
I 86'd it.
I left all that city driving behind. I live out in the sticks and drive to work 28 miles away. Pass maybe two cars in the morning. I do have have a washboard county road for a couple of miles which always has me shuffling between 1st and 2nd gear. 2nd is mechanically smoother but if the road is trashed like lately then it's hard on both the car and my back. Sometimes driving a car with soooo much potential is frustrating unless you have a place to let it air out SAMMY HAGAR style.