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post #1 of 11 Old 12-19-2008 Thread Starter
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New England Gatherings?

Hi All. Does anyone know of any Treg get togethers in New England. I'm about 30 min north of Boston and new to the Touareg community. Well....I'll be new to it as soon as the auto transport company delivers it. I just bought a V8 with expected delivery just after Xmas. Maybe they'll put a nice big bow on it for me?
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good question. anyone know? How bout that snow were getting right now? Finally get to test out the 4motion on the treg.
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Unfortunately the dealer I bought my car from , was not willing to negotiate on price early enough. So I had to play the waiting game till they REALLY wanted to sell it and came down to an acceptable price. We both knew we'd end up at that price, so I don't know why they always play the game. Basically I'm one week late with my purchase. No playing in the snow for me today Just watch, I can almost guarantee that once I receive my touareg, it will never snow again! - lol.
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Beware of rough play in snow on city streets!

You can still break an axle or worse, and there is always the other guy to think about!

It's all about the tires too, and the ones that come stock are just middle of the road for the depth of stuff that's out there today/yesterday... Yes, the T makes its way through several inches just fine, true, but if you expect to gun and run and stay put like on dry pavement, not going to happen.

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Welcome! I'm in N.E. but don't know of any upcoming gatherings. We'll have to get something started this winter. Would love to participate.

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Absolutely. I was merely stating how glad I am to have 4motion, my Jetta was just terrible. Although I am a Masshole driver (I guess that's what they call us in other states), I drive fairly safely.

Just two weekends ago, a bunch of friends and I were heading out to one of our friend's cabin next to a lake during a snow storm up in Maine. I drove the Treg, one of my friends took his Jeep and another had a 4Runner. The roads were bad and the Cabin was off on a dirt road about 4 miles from a main road. The 4Runner behind me lost control and flipped over on the side of the road, where there was about a four foot drop and boulders...The driver was shot through his side window, the passenger next to him ended up in the back seat and everyone else was just tossed around. It looked terrible, the car just totaled. Luckily no one was hurt...actually miraculously. The roof on the driver's side had been crushed down to the steering wheel, so had he worn his seat belt and not been thrown out the car's window, he would have died. Everyone walked away with just a few cuts and scratches. Later we found out that he was fishtailing like an idiot...

Another snow related incident, last friday when we first had snow around here, I was driving to work around 5:30 when the driving conditions were pretty terrible. People in cars and Suvs were sticking at about 25-35 miles an hour. Safely cruising to avoid any stupid accidents. Ofcourse you have your larger trucks and Suv's who think they are king of the road (the ones who give us that bad masshole reputation) doing about 65-70. At one point of the high way there was a car that had spun out on the left two lanes...so ofcourse those large trucks and suv's were slamming there brakes trying to get to the right as fast as possible. I had to slam my brakes and went sliding about 5 car lengths thinking I was definitely gonna get into some terrible accident. Luckily I was alright. (tires are brakes are a bit worn out if you were wondering why I slid so much)


But it takes events like this to make you mature as a driver. I myself never really dick around like this; and now that things like these have been experienced, I have less of an urge to step on the gas and do something stupid.

It's very peaceful I find driving in the snow around here. Just pop in a nice cd to listen to and cruise through the beautiful scenery.
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Thumbs up New England Gathering

Count me in. With all the snow, we could call it a T-reg Snow Day or something like that. Would be good to trade some stories and experiences with fellow New Englanders who just happen to have Touaregs.

During the last two storms up here (about three feet total) my 04 has done fine even with tires not fully up to real snow. (Pirelli Snow and Ice) Did get the traction control to activate but it was provoked if you know what I mean.

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So are we all gonna try to get together and have a meet soon??
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Looks like a gathering will not happen unless someone takes it on.

Sooooooooooo. How about I suggest that we have one in Central Vermont and I will take the lead on setting it up? How many would likely attend? Day of week, time of month? Just meet, munch and talk? Want an activity? Want VW involved in any way?

Would have to go dutch on place and treats so what is a tipping point for folks?


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Hey Goudh. Cool that you're taking the lead on this. I'd be game for somewhere in VT. Maybe at/near a ski area so there will be activities for those who like to either ski/board/snowmobile/hottub/offroading. Just a suggestion. Maybe something near Okemo, or Killington, Mt Snow, Stratton, etc? As for price, cheaper would be best to get the most involvement I think. Weekends work best for me. Meet, munch, talk would be good, but having some activities in the vicinity would be better. Coming from the Boston area, central VT is a long way for me to go for lunch Well, there's my $0.02. Anyone else?
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