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  1. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    At the beginning of the year I ordered my first new car. A Skoda Octavia hatchback with the smallest petrol engine you can get. This is the Style variant, which has all the necessary equipment plus some not so necessary. Only extra option I would have liked to get is an adaptive cruise control...
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    Ownership Verified: 2006 4 wheeled blue appliance (Megane)

    So, we needed a second car. My wife had kind of started to like my Megane, so I assigned the car to her use. Thus, I needed a replacement. Looked at some alternatives, which included everything from Bavaria to Catalonia. In the end I decided I that at this point I do not want to invest very much...
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    Croatia by car ? Tips for places to see

    We (me and my to be wife) are flying to Zagreb, renting a car, and travelling around Croatia for 8 days in August. Do our Croatian members have any tips for what to see, or where to visit? Do you know some intresting places that are not usually mentioned in travel guides? Main itenaries will be...
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    Ownership Verified: Another French thing on wheels

    So, we have a another Finn who has just bought a used French car. :| I wanted to replace my '97 Megane with something little less noisy but still cheap. I was pondering between various french cars, mainly Citroen C5s. Then I went to check out this car: An another Megane. Precisely a...
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    Megane loses power when trying to start

    So, my long time trusty friend Megane today decided to introduce his cousin, knows as an electrical problem, to me. It was rainy day and... I had just been playing indoor sports and had sweated for an hour. I walk to my car, turn the power on and it greets me with the usual complimentary music...
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    Renting a car in Europe ? How hard can it be?

    If you have seen the other thread that I have created recently you know that I am renting a car from Milano Linate airport in late May. I have already booked the car from Europcar, but recently I started to look consumer reviews about them, and now I'm honestly scared. There is alarming amount...
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    Trip to Alps in late May June ? What to see/Where to go?

    I don't know if there's a thread already for questions like this, but I couldn't find one, so here goes. I'm flying to Milano late May/early June. I plan to rent a car from the airport and then spent 6 days on Northern Italy and Austria. My current route plan is this: A Google Maps...
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    What languages you can understand?

    Since this forum has a quite wide member base spread around the world, I thought it would be intresting to know what languages you who live in different parts of the world are able to understand and/or speak? For example, what languages you have been teached in school? Ok, so I'll put the...
  9. villej

    1997 Renault Megane hatch

    Yes, it's nothing too fancy or awesome, but I still like it. I bought it about an year ago for a cheap but comfortable car to drive long distance trips, which are mostly between my home town and the city where I'm studying at university. As I student I don't have that much extra money laying...
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