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    Unverified Ownership And back to the light again! Sifus F11 BMW 528i

    Long time since I posted here or commented anything. Nice to see this still somewhat active and as nice as always! I started searching for a bigger estate car after knowing that I am going to have a second child. I also assumed that my mileage per year will decline and therefore in the land of...
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    2016-17 NHL Season Thread

    Feel free to post anything about the 2016-17 NHL season in here. I see this year to be a turning point in game style in NHL. Young players / prospects influence this years game more than in recent years (mcdavid, matthews, laine, larkin, domi, gibson, duclair, pastrnak, eichel, gaudreau...
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    Ownership Verified: Stepping to the dark side: Sifus e91 320d M-sport

    I have been carless for a while now (after the sale of my ST170 Focus) and needed a ride with a bit more space (will come handy in the future), therefore I decided to follow the recent trend in finalgear and I bought myself a old mans automatic diesel wagon. This was the state of it when i got...
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    Thinking about a new car BMW E91 320d M-sport / Pros and cons

    I need some input. what are the pros and cons with this brand and model. It is the m47 version of the diesel.
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    How noisy (or quiet) your car is

    When i was driving my car I wondered if my cars tires are (or my car is) rubbish, because sometimes the noise is close to unbearable. I then installed a DB meter for my cell phone and tested it. 80 db on a pretty beaten up asphalt when driving a bit over 80km/h. Then i thought is this high,very...
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    FG: Help us with our birthday surprise

    Hi fellow Finalgear forumists and others, My friend has his 30th birthday coming and as a Lexus and Toyota enthusiast he eagerly awaits for the Lexus LFA revealing event in Finland coming in 30th of June. The importer has made a facebook competition for the Lexus "fans" in Finland which has a...
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    Recommendations for a new/used camera...

    Hi, im toying with an idea for replacing my belowed 350d. It has some wear, the transfers from camera to pc is starting to bug out (shall post some examples, and i dont know if its my pc or the cam/memory card. Pictures are fine in cam, but after import they arent), shutter count is rather...
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    Ownership Verified: Old car out, new car in.. could've gone smoother

    So i decided to upgrade my car for a bit newer. Old one (Ford Mondeo 1.8 1997): New one (Ford Focus ST170 2.0 2001): So whats so different about this compared to normal focus? Find it out from here Some features: * Power Heated Mirrors * Interior Sensing & Perimeter Alarm * Side Airbags *...
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    Photography shop recommendations

    Hi, One problem I have encountered when I have thought about traveling is that I have no idea where to go when i want to see, buy or try out camera gear in another country. I have booked a cruise to stockholm later this month and I want to visit some shops there to see the gear available...
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    Sudden urge to buy camera gear, how to get over it

    I have been surprised by the fact that I need for some reason new gear. Currently i am looking for a AF-chip version of a m42-EOS adapter. Ebay has tons, but i do not have the possibility to pay abroad cos i do not have for example visa. So I am limited to Finnish markets. I have looked also...
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    Gradual ND filters

    Hi, Im about to buy ND filter/s.. Gradual ofc comes to my mind first. Im just intrested in which filter suits my style the best, so if you can please post some pictures and situations where you used ND filter, what filter it was? ND2, ND4, ND8, NDx400 (9 steps from hoya). ND value is the...
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    Stigs new income....

    Stig appears to have a new job http://www.gigantti.fi Dunno if this company is known largely in europe. That banner says that gigant express, internet orders delivered to your door within 48 hours. and the slogan, its just dumb to pay too much.
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    Seeking a new (used) M42 lens, opinions.

    Hi, As a noob photographer and a cheapskate, i have been looking for m42 lenses. I have already 3 of them in my gear but im always up for more. *With my 350D i have: -Auto-Beroflex 28mm f2.8 (i use this mainly because with 1.6 crop its a nice allrounder -Auto-Chinon 55mm f1.7 (in reality...
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    damsel in distress, in need of a knight in shining armor

    Err not really a damsel, but at least i got youre attention and sorry for quoteing James Blunt in title, but i need some information on alloy wheels which im gonna buy in near future. I have set my sights on Alessio Prestige Spider 17" alloys with 4x108 spacings. Its a bit of a problem because...
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    Ford Mondeo Mk2 - ST200 bodykit prices

    I have seriously thought of doing a bit of "tuning" to my -98 mondeo. Its a 4-door sedan model and the bodykit i have been looking a t is the ST200 bodykit. Because I dont intend to buy the kit from Ford dealership (too expensive, surprise, surprise) i intend to order them as replicas. So i want...
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    alfa 156, user experiences and opinions

    Hello, again.. Unfortunate but true, my beloved Citroen Visa 11RE is going to the junk yard. Nothing wrong with it (except it wont start properly, well it always starts at 1st try, but you must try it for 10-30 seconds at a time) So a "new" car is at need. I have strangely grew fond with Alfa...
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    Buying a used car, comparasion between countries.

    Hi, I am thinking about buying mi self a new car, well used one. Car im now driving is a -87 Citroen Visa with a 1.1 liter engine. So i think all more modern cars are a step in the right direction. I have about up to 3,5k Euros to spend on it and i was wondering what kind of cars would i get...
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