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  1. villej

    FORMULA 1 2018 JOHNNIE WALKER BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

    This radio conversation has popped up at Youtube. What on earth is going on at Ferrari? Those engineers appear to be completely clueless and are not listening Kimi at all.
  2. villej

    Where we are going, we might not need four wheel drive... '94 Fiat Panda 1000 "Cosi"

    Wow, that gives a totally new meaning to a "manual handbrake". :lol:
  3. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    11500 km on the odometer now. Just did a 5500 km road trip though Sweden and Germany to Switzerland. I am still a bit amazed by the tiny engine and its versatility. Had no problem keeping up constant 170-190 km/h on the German autobahns, and there was still power on reserve. And the car was...
  4. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    All has been going as expected for the past few months with the car. Also changed those Seat winter alloys to the summer tires and alloys that come with the car. Now my alloys match the screen. :P The car on the screen apparently can't be specced. Fuel consumption still amazes me. The lowest I...
  5. villej

    Testing Japanese auctions - 2001 S 500 L

    Looks great! Congrats! And LOL at the size of the thing. I mean, the R-series is a big car...
  6. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    Trip computer has been showing quite low consumption figures, and I have not been entirely sure if I should believe it. I did one 300 km stint with cruise control on (90 km/h average speed), and the computer reported a consumption of 4.8 l/100km. Now I was finally able to fill the tank up...
  7. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    Yeah, I test drove both 1.0 TSI and 1.4 TSI engines, and the 1.4 certainly is an lively engine for its size. It was a purely financial decision for me though to get the 1.0. 1.4 litre one would have cost 2.5k more. For me It wasn't so much better that I would have been willing to pay that much...
  8. villej

    2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG with 600hp/700lb-ft: Because who wants a slow daily?

    600 hp? Now that's a car! Congrats, and drive safe. :lol::burnrubber:
  9. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    I know, It's a three cylinder unit, and having that small engine in car this size sounds ridiculous. But in reality it makes 85 kw (116 hp) and 200 nm. This car feels much faster than a Megane with regular 1.6 litre (82 kw, 152 nm) unit, I think mainly because of its much better torque curve. It...
  10. villej

    2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI

    Now this finally seems to be visible on the right section. :D Regarding the looks: I quite like the clean lines of Octavias. In this current model those lights certainly divide opinion, but I don't mind them. I like this full led light look more than the halogen/led combo in cheaper versions...
  11. villej

    The world is flat: altoid's BRZ

    Great wheels! That classic Subaru blue looks amazing.
  12. villej

    Forums have been upgraded to vBulletin 5

    Great to read that there is progress! Massive thanks for your hard work! I don't know if it helps to report bugs with this current forum software anymore, but I stumbled upon a quite weird one: I made a new thread on "Post your car" section. However the thread is not visible on the list of...
  13. 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...
  14. villej

    Ownership Verified: 2006 4 wheeled blue appliance (Megane)

    Got some parts! Timing belt and water pump need to be changed, and I thought I should change dephaser pulley at the same time. Just to be sure it will work for the next 4 years, as they are prone to go wrong in these Renault K4M engines. Ordered the parts from a German online shop, as the...
  15. villej

    Ownership Verified: My Citroen C1!

    I'd quess you are getting a Seat Leon 1.4 TGI.
  16. villej

    Testing Japanese auctions - 2001 S 500 L

    This is really interesting. Congrats for a nice car and having guts to try something not so common. What kind of prices do these cars go for generally in Japanese auctions?
  17. villej

    Ein Deutsches Wagen für Galantti (2011 Audi A7)

    Wow, congrats! I love the look of the A7.
  18. villej

    Forums have been upgraded to vBulletin 5

    Tried to post on my own thread on PYC section, and my comment was falsely detected as spam. Now it doesn't let me post on that thread at all, just says admin needs to approve my post.
  19. villej

    Ownership Verified: 2006 4 wheeled blue appliance (Megane)

    I have been a little bit occupied, so I have not been on FG or updated this thread for some time. Shortly after that brake light job or drivers window mechanism said its last goodbye. The mechanism had been due for replacement for some time already, as it worked erratically. Some times window...
  20. villej

    Ownership Verified: La voiture pour Le Galantti

    Whaaaat? :jawdrop: How on earth can those parts only be over 1000 euros? Never mind the 9 hours it took them to wrench everything. And I thought 800 for cambelt change was steep. I might need to recalibrate my "Is this expensive?" meter.
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