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Old 12-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #15017
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Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post

Interesting. I spent the last 3 days NY's Adirondack mountains, carrying four adults and their luggage, with much of it in a car-top carrier. Granted, my mountains are not the same as your mountains in Rocky Mtn National Park (I've been there; it's beautiful), but still I was climbing some serious grades, and was never lacking power.

Oh wait, I just re-read your post. I guess I wasn't lacking power because I was willing to downshift into 2nd or 3rd gears without feeling disappointed about it. That's what those gears are there for, right?

Anyway, the car never disappointed me, on the steep hills, in the deep snow, no matter what I threw at it.
It was just a little disappointing that 3rd couldn't handle everything
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