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    What's your favourite motorway?

    M6 Toll for me

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    Any motorway that takes me further away from Flem. So I'm going with Dunedin's Southern Motorway.

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    Quite like the M54 to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Quite like the M54 to be honest.
    It's a good one as it saves using the A5 between Stafford and Telford, however you can't access it from the toll which scores it down significantly

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    They are apparently going to link the 2 up eventually.

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    M62, takes you safely away from both Liverpool and Leeds.
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    M10 was always a classic. Don't think it's there any more - basically a short link from the M1 to St. Albans.
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    I actually drove down the M6 toll one day. It was in June 2005, so about 18 months after it opened. We were heading down to Milton Keynes to see Green Day play at the bowl. It was a beautiful sunny day, about 30 degrees outside, and there were 5 of us piled into my old N reg (95 year?) Vauxhall Corsa. Hard to imagine that car was only 10 years old given the abuse it had taken really - especially considering my current car is 11 years old this year and drives far far better than that old Corsa ever did. Though my current car is a nice spacious Vauxhall Vectra, with a 1.8 engine and cruise control. The Corsa however was only 1l, and didn't even go in a straight line unless you fought with it. As I said, it had a 1l engine and what I called 1 mile brakes. Stopping with 4 passengers in it would've been nigh on impossible if there had been an accident. Thankfully there wasn't, as the Toll road was nice and quiet. I think back then most people were reluctant to pay to use the motorway network, which is characteristically British really. Many countries have been paying for years for the road network system, and quite frankly they put ours to shame, what with our constant road works and 'improvement plans', and less said about average speed camera's the better! However on this fine sunny day the Toll was the sensible option. It was only a few quid back then, split between 5 of us no less. The trip from Manchester to Milton Keynes is a long one, especially in a cramped up old car that smelt like someone had been smoking something funny in there (the smell was caused by the damp it had suffered, as a result of being broken into by having the doors bent back on a number of occasions. A few friends had tried pulling the seats up to see if anyone had dropped 'a bag' in the back at any point, but no one ever found anything bar a few coins and sweetie wrappers). As we all wanted to get out and enjoy the music and sun as soon as possible (especially me, as I was getting a severe case of drivers arm and needed to even it out a bit), we took the toll. The road was lovely and smooth - as expected from something only 18 months old - and there was rarely any other vehicles around, which was a refreshing change from the rest of the M6, I can tell you! We made great time heading down, and I must admit the lack of traffic or bumps meant I might've taken a few liberties with the speed limit. We made the gig in ample time, especially important as we had to navigate Milton Keynes many roundabouts and find somewhere to park beforehand. The gig was good too, but I must admit on the way back we didn't take the toll, as the traffic was quieter and we weren't in too much of a rush to get home, we were all pretty pooped out after a long day (and a lot of driving by me)
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    Used the toll liberally when I used to travel for work. Even though it was all on the company card there was still a sense of satisfaction when you reached the booth before 7am and got the night rate, thus saving the company 1.70

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    Or the M45 - how that even counts as a motorway, I will never know.

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    The M8 Glasgow Inner Ring Road is great. Clearly designed by someone on acid, it's absolute chaos if you don't know it.
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    None, true intellectuals stick to the back streets.
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