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Highway 89A (archive)

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Posted by SteveGiant on September 22, 1999 at 14:18:39:

In Reply to: Re: Drive for the Cure, Scottsdale, AZ (pretty lon posted by JA on September 22, 1999 at 13:47:40:

: Steve, I know it's several hours north of Scottsdale, but have you ever had the opportunity to take State Road 89A from Sedona to Flagstaff? I used to spend a fair amount of time in Sedona, and always wished I had something other than a Hertz when I took that route. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular, and the layout is a test for any suspension.

Actually, my first road trip in my E46 was up that way. My favorite stretch of 89A is between Prescott Valley and Jerome, then on to Sedona! That happens to be one of Car and Driver's favorite roads - check the link below and read their description of it.

The Road

Performance Driving:
Banzai corners stress important components in your car (and life).
Weather or Not:
With the exception of Flagstaff and high passes, which can catch snow in winter, this is a year-round destination.
Rules of the Road:
Barry Goldwater sort of set the pace in his Corvettes over 30 years ago. Just tell the trooper you're a friend of Barry.

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