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View Poll Results: Best country to drive in
UK 4 6.15%
Ireland 4 6.15%
France 14 21.54%
Spain 1 1.54%
Germany 8 12.31%
Japan 0 0%
Italy 10 15.38%
Greece 1 1.54%
North America 7 10.77%
Other 16 24.62%
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You favorite country to drive in.....

Taking into account overall road quality, scenery, traffic congestion
and the way the natives drive.


Personnaly I like the US, their roads are
sh1te but made up for by stunning scenery.

The worst: Sicily NEVER drive there!
 
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

I've voted other.

I actually think tha UK would be one of the best places - at least people drive on the correct side of the road, and aren't as needlessly agressive as say in Belgium. Some of the scenery is good too. However, what ruins it are the other 50,000,000 sods who also enjoy driving in the UK I'm sure there must be somewhere which is similar to the UK, but not as over-crowded.
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

My choice would have been Switzerland...... stunning scenery and good quality roads.

But keep off the main passes
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Corsican roads (West coast and West-inland mountain sections) are the best and most exciting driving roads I have experienced.
Probably not for those of a nervous disposition!
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everytime i drove down to my place in narjac, france, it is always a sheer pleasure...no traffic jams...very little road works..usually sunny..and always with the Floyd on !!

 
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Hawaii (selected other as it's really not North America).

Big Island is the only place I know of with so many different terrains and conditions all in one place. Lovely, lovely scenery.

Downsides are one lane motorways and no Alfas to rent at the local Hertz
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

I agree with Alfagi - Switzerland. I would have said Italy, but then you've got all those Italians on the road as well!!!
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

I will tell you in three weeks time as I had Switzerland and maybe a bit of Italy to my list.
Definately ruled out so far are England, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, The canaries.
Still in the running are France, Germany (where else dare I try to max my GTA? ) and top at the moment Scotland, but only the Borders and the Highlands.
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

Maybe Morocoo, single lane roads, blind hairpins with 8000' drops and no guiderails, concentrates the mind wonderfully on the road, especially when you meet something coming the other way !
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

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I agree with Alfagi - Switzerland. I would have said Italy, but then you've got all those Italians on the road as well!!!
So true

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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

Germany it is for me. Loved driving there. I am off on a 5,000 mile motoring holiday soon in my Triumph TR6. Taking in the UK, France, Monaco, Switzerland and Italy - will be in a better position to comment when and if I get back.
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Best is the US...great driving roads on the Western and Eastern seaboards...interstates and motels in the centre...Next Spain, no traffic at all...you can go for miles on the new EU funded trunk roads without meeting another vehicle and those mountain passes......then France....but watch out for the Gendarmes..
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

Italy for me...

Go for a blat down the coast road from La Spezia to Genoa.. the autostrada hugs the coast line, zig-zags round bays and coves overlooking the bay of Genoa, disappears into and out of tunnels, many of them unlit and with blind bends halfway round.

All on a two-lane bit of black-top at 80 miles an hour...

Blinkin' brilliant!


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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

France. Calais to Antibes in the South. Love it. Fast roads, not many filth, good services, [email protected] drivers. Italy has good drivers but the raods are awfull!!
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Poland! Why? Because the police are easy to bribe when caught speeding....
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Poland! Why? Because the police are easy to bribe when caught speeding....
Somehow ... That's not suprising me
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

Try the north coast of spain, around the 'picos de europa'. Great roads and stunning scenery - a bit tense in places though!

France takes some beating in my opinion, as you can make good progress there consistently.
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

The only other country I have actually driven in is New Zealand - and it beats the roads here in the UK hands down.

They drive on the correct side of the road, the drivers have some concept of lane discipline, the roads are in excellent condition (amazing given the remoteness of some of the roads), the road markings and signposts are actually legible and sensible.

But none of the above is the actual reason I voted for NZ - it's the scenery. Stunning. Truly stunning.

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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

I see F:land didn't make to the list





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I see F:land didn't make to the list







That's 'cos I don't drive a snowplough





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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

France, especially Alsace and the Pyrenees. Would like to try NZ, I've been told its great. All the New Zealanders I've met/worked with have been so friendly, my flying instructor from NZ was so laid back it was untrue.
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

Of the (relatively few) countries I've driven in : Scotland.

Fantastic scenery and roads much less filled with idiots and also generally better surfaced than in England.
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Re: You favorite country to drive in.....

I'm needing to change me specs. I thought it said "favourite country to live in..."

No, the best country to drive in is my own - Scotland. Brilliant roads and generally low in congestion. Locally I can recommend the A75 from Dumfries through to Stranraer - 78 miles of superbly surfaced roads with quite outstanding scenery. Not much in the way of Gatsos either.

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