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Old February 27th, 2010, 05:00 AM   #2621
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Which doesn't make sense at all because you can get confused way more easily (having the regular white/yellow and the temporary white/yellow markings at the same time), does it?
Normally here, the 'old' lines are erased before temporary lines are painted on.

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Old March 1st, 2010, 10:04 PM   #2623
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Which doesn't make sense at all because you can get confused way more easily (having the regular white/yellow and the temporary white/yellow markings at the same time), does it?
It's not confusing because if temporary markings are used, generally there are orange signs saying "road construction" or temporary barriers or something like that.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #2624
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While driving in Germany on A6, I noticed something very familiar... Something that I see all too often in the States... A big-ass republican pro-war SUV with American flag and a "support whatever..." ribbon on it. Clearly, the dude was from the American military, probably stationed in Ramstein because he took that exit. You can't just escape stupid people anywhere, even on vacation half-world away

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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #2625
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There are about 50,000 Americans near that exit. I believe it's the biggest concentration of Americans outside the U.S.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #2626
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Bar the idea of driving such a gas-guzzler in a country where the price of gasoline is over double it is in the US, how is that stupid?

Perhaps I answered my own question there.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #2627
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Bar the idea of driving such a gas-guzzler in a country where the price of gasoline is over double it is in the US, how is that stupid?

Perhaps I answered my own question there.
You would wonder how many German have some big ass Porsche Cayenne and drive them with 220km/h on the Autobahn. These vehicles will never see and off road conditions.

In the States or in Australia such cars make much more sense.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #2628
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Bar the idea of driving such a gas-guzzler in a country where the price of gasoline is over double it is in the US, how is that stupid?
Rather 3 to 4 times. It's around $ 7.50 per gallon in Germany. But if you make a lot of money, and don't drive very far, I don't think it bothers people. You'd be surprised how many gas guzzlers still drive in the Netherlands. Not as much as the US, but still frequently seen, like American pickups, Jeeps, Land Rovers, big-ass Audi's and BMW's, etc.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #2629
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It is not only the gas-guzzler but the fact that it was a combination of gas-guzzler and all the stickers that annoyed me enough back in the states
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:50 AM   #2630
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Look at the street names in Kaiserslautern:
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #2631
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It's normal for U.S. Army facilities to have American street names.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #2632
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It's normal for U.S. Army facilities to have American street names.
yepp it is.

http://bloghouse.org/de/little-america-wiesbaden

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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #2633
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Those are German street names.
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well, but with obvous american relation :P It's in Wiesbaden and there are some american villages with those german-american sounding street names.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #2635
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Your map shows the "Vogelweh Housing Area" of the US military in the "K-Town" borough of the same name.
There are about 50,000 members of US Army and Air Force in and around Kaiserslautern.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisers...tary_Community
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You would wonder how many German have some big ass Porsche Cayenne and drive them with 220km/h on the Autobahn. These vehicles will never see and off road conditions.

In the States or in Australia such cars make much more sense.
Yes, but people often waste it by buying 2-wheel-drive versions, or getting giant Hummers and Ford Excursions (discontinued) and never getting the slightest bit of dirt on them.

If you ask me, chrome bumpers are meant to be easy to clean and hard to damage, NOT just to look cool like most people (the ones that keep their SUVs in pristine condition) seem to think.

SUVs are *SPORT UTILITY* vehicles, but waaaay too many people use them as commuter cars... If you're going to use a car like a lot of people are using SUVs, get a minivan or a crossover!
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Old March 9th, 2010, 03:58 AM   #2637
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I don't really have anything against SUVs from BMW/Audi/Mercedes/Volkswagen. I'm guessing the majority of the people who buy those vehicles in Europe buy the diesel version.

Not so in the U.S.

Btw, the BMW naming scheme? X5xdrive35d?

I'm wondering, do American SUVs have a set speed limit on the Autobahn? I can't see them safely driving at high speeds like German SUVs.
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SUV have one big advantage over other cars in Germany and that is driving on snow. It is almost impossible to slide and driving is really safe. And winter can be quite snowy, even on the autobahn. So I can understand when people who live in some hilly region or like skiing, buy a nice SUV.

But I prefer smaller Audi Hatchback 4WD (A3, A4). Does the same job and much better for city driving.

perfect for SUV and other 4WD:



probably a little too much:

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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #2639
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I have two questions about german road signs (I'm doing the Krakow-London-Krakow route every 2-3 months):

1) If a speed limit / speed limit zone sign (274 / 274.1) is accompanied with the "bei Naesse" table (1052-36), does it mean the limitation only takes place when the road surface is wet?

2) Are normal speed limits (274) canceled by junctions? Is autobahn exit considered a junction?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #2640
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SUV have one big advantage over other cars in Germany and that is driving on snow. It is almost impossible to slide and driving is really safe.
Oh really?

Nowadays most SUVs are engineered without even bothering about such things as on-snow driving, not mentioning real off-road capabilities. And they are twice as heavy and tall as a normal car - that doesn't really make things any easier.

This test made by guys from Top Gear may be more entertaining than factual, but it still show some interesting "features" of the new X6:

(of course only an Englishman would drive on snow on summer tyres )

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