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CraigyB

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154 posts

136 months

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looking at an idea to drive to morocco. Has anyone here done that in a seven?

Steve-B

598 posts

167 months

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Hi Craig, I replied I believe to you on the other forum, several folks have done GOME events to there.

For now, I'll leave it to them to share their yikes "unique" experiences tumbleweed

cptsideways

10,641 posts

137 months

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It's easy enough getting there, just head to Tarifa & get the boat. However.......



Driving in a 3rd world country in a 7 would be A interesting & B downright dangerous, the roads go from really good to appalling just like that. Also driving at night is a non starter for sure (they often dont use their lights over there) its generally regarded as lethal & should be avoided at all cost. The driving standards are also appalling.

I dont want to put you off but a 7 is not the car to take to N Africa

Crossflow Kid

7,458 posts

76 months

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cptsideways said:
It's easy enough getting there, just head to Tarifa & get the boat. However.......



Driving in a 3rd world country in a 7 would be A interesting & B downright dangerous, the roads go from really good to appalling just like that. Also driving at night is a non starter for sure (they often dont use their lights over there) its generally regarded as lethal & should be avoided at all cost. The driving standards are also appalling.

I dont want to put you off but a 7 is not the car to take to N Africa
Disagree.. Driving conditions and standards are no worse than in many parts of Europe. As long as it's driven defensively and not regarded as a South Coast breakfast blat it's a brilliant place to take a car, any car, as the convoy of Morgans in Djamaa El Fna seemed to think last time I was there. Ditto the 2CV we met on a mountain pass at over 10,000 feet.
Keep the speed down a bit, expect the unexpected and a real driving adventure can be had.

Steve-B

598 posts

167 months

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"Expect the Unexpected" takes on a new meaning when people are on the sides of the road throwing ROCKS at you. I know several who went there in their Se7ens and had that happen to them. Whilst they speak fondly of the roads, that experience left them with expensive damage.

Crossflow Kid said:
Keep the speed down a bit, expect the unexpected and a real driving adventure can be had.
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Crossflow Kid

7,458 posts

76 months

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Steve-B said:
"Expect the Unexpected" takes on a new meaning when people are on the sides of the road throwing ROCKS at you. I know several who went there in their Se7ens and had that happen to them. Whilst they speak fondly of the roads, that experience left them with expensive damage.

Crossflow Kid said:
Keep the speed down a bit, expect the unexpected and a real driving adventure can be had.
So, like any other country there are parts to be avoided? Who would've thought?
I've had stuff thrown at my car in the UK, doesn't make the entire country a cess pit of road side muggings does it? Bit of careful research is all that's required, as when we went.
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