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    Thread: Bad Roads or Bad Traffic

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      Bad Roads or Bad Traffic

      I work in the Hinjewadi area of Pune and every morning while driving to office i reach a point when i need to make a decision - whether to take a shorter route with relatively good roads but full of traffic jams/blockages or take a longer route where there would be relatively less traffic for some part of the journey but road conditions are not that great. So the question that comes to my mind is do i avoid travelling in first/second gear, risk getting scratches on the car, get irritated, allow more wear and tear of brake pads/clutch or do let the shock absorbers go through some rough testing, allow more wear and tear on the typres, possibly go into deep potholes. I sometimes take the second option as the traffic is less, although with the rains the number of potholes has increased but atleast i don't get frustrated even before reaching office. On days when i leave early i take the shorter route. What do other's on the forum think is a better option?


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      I would take the route with lesser traffic and negotiate the bad roads with extreme caution and ensure you don't do too much damage to the car. I personally can't stand city traffic!
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      It depends on the situation, if in urgent, dont mind getting the bad road... but if lot of time to waste then the traffic route.... but in general I would prefer the traffic route rather than the bad road, yes I would lose on mileage chance of scratch and some breaking and clutch driving, but it would be wise rather than getting stuck in a bad road.

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