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post #1 of 39 Old 04-07-2019, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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It’s sad that I now fully realize that the roads around here are just horrible! And like when I was taking my first born son from the hospital many years ago- I realize just how bad drivers around here are. Oh and lots of traffic. Not to gripe but my new 718 cost is going to pale compared relocating and finding a new home! Live north of Boston MA currently. How about other folks? Best place to live for your 718?

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Not sure about best place but I like central Texas. I have been driving my Porsches on the back roads of Texas for two years and I have been having a ball. The weather also makes for year round driving with minimal reason to place the car in storage unless we are traveling.
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I'm a native of the northeast, so I know. It's another world here - east Tennessee/Western North Carolina. High density of superb roads. Now, after 15 years here, there's a lot of paving that they need to do, and it is in progress. Much more temperate; longer season.
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I'm travelling around NZ with my family at the moment (live in the UK). NZ has without a doubt the best driving roads I have ever been on. They are stunning, well kept and the best bit.... They have noone else on them.

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I'm travelling around NZ with my family at the moment (live in the UK). NZ has without a doubt the best driving roads I have ever been on. They are stunning, well kept and the best bit.... They have noone else on them.

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Move to Europe.

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I live just west of Boston. When I complain about the roads it's really a complaint about the congestion and all that brings about. Still, the 128 speedway is an eye-opening commute in the morning!

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The entire state of Michigan should be shut down, condemned or detoured. Those who say Michigan isn't that bad are obviously biased citizens or are comparing it to any number of third-world countries. Unpaved third-world countries.

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I live just west of Boston. When I complain about the roads it's really a complaint about the congestion and all that brings about. Still, the 128 speedway is an eye-opening commute in the morning!
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Also a MA resident and agree on both the roads and drivers. It's amazing driving my Cayman on nicely paved roads and on 90 or 95 when you aren't stuck in a traffic jam. I hope to get out to some nice roads up in NH during the summer.
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