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If so, how on earth do you deal with the roads? also, what GPS do you recommend for getting around town in your S60R? (please do not say Nextar or your OEM Volvo equipment) lol<p>For those of you not from Boston, I have to warn you that the roads are freaking creepy... Have you seen a 5 inch pit just randomly around? talk about suspension suicide....<p>DO NOT bring your Volvo S60R to Boston... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: anyone in Boston? (myVolvoS60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myVolvoS60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If so, how on earth do you deal with the roads? also, what GPS do you recommend for getting around town in your S60R? (please do not say Nextar or your OEM Volvo equipment) lol<p>For those of you not from Boston, I have to warn you that the roads are freaking creepy... Have you seen a 5 inch pit just randomly around? talk about suspension suicide....<p>DO NOT bring your Volvo S60R to Boston... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Garmin is pretty good in Boston but I have the VNS in my S60R.<p>I am in Boston 2-3 times/week. Potholes are indeed nasty, but you learn where they appear frequently and develop cat-like reflexes to avoid them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: anyone in Boston? (George @ ViVA)

Boston roads suck. I don't think the guys on here took us seriously when we told them how bad it was on our suspensions. I know all cities suck after a rough winter, but this is ridiculous.<p>I use a Garmin, btw. Works perfectly in Beantown.
 

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You all must mean a "GaHmin" ;-)
 

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Re: anyone in Boston? (myVolvoS60T5)

Garmin - nüvi 205 GPS. Is the best GPS ive used/tested. I did my research <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: anyone in Boston? (BryanR)

I'm from up in the boonies of Maine and I fear Boston....but my NAVIGON 2000s has never let me down when I have to head down south for business. Don't laugh it was cheap ($90) and it speaks turns as well as does a pretty good job pronouncing the street names.
 

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My Garmin worked pretty well when I lived in the city. One note though: unless your GPS has a feature that understands elevation, it *will* get confused when you are driving over the highway that runs under the city. Mine always freaks out and tells me to take the next exit, even though I was following directions on a surface street.<p>The roads are awful, but at least you can't drive fast enough to notice most of the time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: anyone in Boston? (myVolvoS60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myVolvoS60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>... Have you seen a 5 inch pit just randomly around? <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's a small one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The roads here do suck, but you learn the good from the bad, so you get used to how to drive on both types.
 

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funny, i used my Garmin Nuvi going to Boston volvo yesterday (where my car is currently) and i narrowly missed a MASSIVE pothole, the guy in front of me was not so lucky and i heard him hit it from my car over dave matthews blaring
 

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About two or three weeks ago I saw a black V70R (p2, I think) with Mass plates swing around the corner right in front of my apartment in Washington Heights, NYC (corner of Ft Wash and 181, for you stalkers out there.)<p>I think I did hear a little rattling as it went by <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I lived in Boston for years and the last few years I had a brand new Jeep Wrangler. Potholes? I accelerated for those. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Nothing like bombing around Chinatown, South Boston and West Rox with the top down, laughing at the cobblestones, curbs and potholes.<p>LG
 

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Re: (LikeGreen)

Bending wheels, messing up alignments, and bubbles in tires are a way of life up here unfortunately. I hate the feeling after the loud WHAM of "So how much is this going to cost me this time?" Like others have said, you learn where the potholes are and you avoid them if you can. I constantly scan the road in front of me now.
 

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yeah potholes suck..somerville is the worse!.I am sure I need an alignment...I have a garmin gvn 53 which functions great.... <p><br>
 

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Real Bahstin driviz don't need no stinkin' GPS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Avoiding potholes is an art (aht) around here. The DPW likes to stack the deck by tearing up chunks of road in the name of "repair". If only there was a GPS that could update that sort of info.
 

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Except their "repair" usually goes "unrepaired" for years. or they plop asphalt into the road and make a large bump instead of a crater.
 

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I put about 30,000mi on my Magellan Maestro, very rarely have I been let down. I seem to get better coverage in Boston than my friends with the Nuvis. I have a Garmin antenna that works with my laptop, turns the entire laptop to a full screen navigation system. Rarely ever lose a signal with that but I need to update the mapping.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...they plop asphalt into the road and make a large bump instead of a crater.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Which only lasts 3-6 months and then quickly wears away back into a crater <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yah, I found it really interesting that the police actually stay with the construction crews. They obviously don't do that everywhere. Also, I noticed there aren't many truck drivers (ie. Copeland, F350s)
 
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