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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The only V8-engined Honda production car, no less
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    Got the tires handily delivered to work and into the back of the car, and I was happy to note that despite being competitively priced for Nokians, they weren't some age-old-but-still-considered-new stock but DOT 0719 - certainly fresh. And since I managed to sell a set of old steelies this...
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    And we have Finnish plates! Volvo had neatly marked the mounting points with little dimples on the silver part on the bumper to make fitting easier, too.
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    "It's not a lie if you believe it!"
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    What's your automotive guilty pleasure?

    Oh yeah, my ideal car dates back to 1995-2005 with the least amount of easily broken gadgets but high levels of comfort and safety. New cars are interesting to sample and I like the convenience of something being new and not pre-broken, but since new cars become old cars they can introduce...
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    What's your automotive guilty pleasure?

    Oh yeah, I like widebody things as well. Problem is I just fear the attachment is ruinous on the metal so maybe I'd just go with fiber on fiber.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    They only allow window Tintin
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    Driving home yesterday, the readout claimed I averaged 69.4 MPG UK :D That would be four liters per 100km.
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    Yeah, between the seat and the steering wheel.
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    Everybody loves fuel economy stuff! Right? I brimmed the tank this morning, as diesel prices seemed nicely cheap at 1,372 eur/l. Anything under 1,4 is cheap in my book now. I had done 336,4 miles after the last two-click fillup and kept the car strictly in the one-hour commute use for which I...
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    Winter's already almost over and it's time to look at summer rubber. The car had received a set of Evergreen chinesium tires not that long ago, but due to bad alignment the fronts had already developed such severe wear they were not worth bringing over to Finland. This means I only have two...
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    Ownership Verified: Dream Car as Barn Find: Opel Manta A '71

    Really great photos and the video series is worth watching. The car itself looks like a shed even for a barn find, but I'm sure you can pull it through to a finish - and the Manta A is a very pretty car!
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    Ownership Verified: Anesthesia's daily driver. I skipped the 90's

    Cabin heaters are really handy as they clear the windows for you on cold mornings. Not to mention a nice and warm steering wheel...
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    Snow = Drifting (Techniques)

    No, they slapped the Holden badge on various vehicles built elsewhere, including the Astra F. The Holden Barina was sometimes a Suzuki Swift, sometimes an Opel Corsa and sometimes a Chevy Aveo.
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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    I can probably get that done if the car's hooked up to a computer.
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    Snow = Drifting (Techniques)

    GM did sell right-hand-drive Opels in the UK for ... reasons
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    Snow = Drifting (Techniques)

    Bump of the year :D
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yeah there are several ferry operators on the gulf thanks to the alcohol hauling business...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Depends of destination, but most often a cheap ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki and then straight down through the Baltics. Direct ferry to Germany from Helsinki is 500-ish and I don't mind driving the eastern route as the main road is good and fuel is cheap. Via Russia could work but the Tallinn...
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