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  1. Perc

    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    There's a Mercedes W212 somewhere around here, wrapped in a slightly bluer shade. I think it looks awesome. 🙈
  2. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    We've had roundabouts for give or take 20 years now. Some people still have no clue how they work. On june 1st it became legal to park the wrong way on city streets, "if doing so doesn't obstruct traffic" or whatever. It took Joe Q. Public about 5 minutes to learn about this new rule and...
  3. Perc

    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    Someone put love and effort into an old Hiace. This generation was getting rare 30 years ago when I was a kid, and this is even the rare chassis version. I love it.
  4. Perc

    Idiots + cars = LOL

    It sometimes rolled like 30 centimeters or so after I turned it off and left it in first, exactly like gravity overcame the friction of the engine until it met a compression stroke, so to speak. It's hard to explain, but I'm positive it wasn't just slack in the drivetrain. I've never seen it...
  5. Perc

    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Back to the handbrake discussion: We used to have a (manual) Hilux at work that sometimes would move a bit by itself just after parking it in gear, even on level ground. I remember several times leaving the car and seeing the damn thing in the corner of my eye slowly rolling away, I turn...
  6. Perc

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Am I doing something wrong or is there no multiplayer support in Office 365? I shared an Excel file, left it open on my end and the recipient was only able to open it as read-only.
  7. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    DRL is a new thing in Europe, "new" as in a decade or so, and that's apparently not enough for the average driver to learn. Before the 2010's everyone drove with their normal headlights on and they were usually wired/programmed to come on with the ignition. Then we got EU-wide rules which meant...
  8. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I counted probably three brand new Corollas, the brand new model that's just coming into dealerships now, without taillights in the pouring rain. Clearly it's still too difficult for Toyota to fit automatic headlights on a 2020 car... and too difficult for Toyota buyers to learn how a light...
  9. Perc

    Collecting Vintage Computers You Grew Up With

    I had an Amiga 500 as a kid. A decade or so back I found a 600 that was about to be thrown away so I took it... sad I didn't grab the monitor as well. The 600 is the compact version of the 500 with a slightly more modern design and no numeric keypad. And my example has a hard drive! First thing...
  10. Perc

    The "New Toys" Thread

    More crap for my keychain. :D This thing puts out 150 lumens (!) and charges off of microusb. Oh, and it was €11,50. It's a nice upgrade from the iphone flashlight.
  11. Perc

    GM - Our Electric Future is... we're going to show you...in just a bit...

    I'm not defending EV:s, but most of those problems are down to Tesla simply having shoddy build quality. They're not EV related.
  12. Perc

    Ownership Verified: Brought home a new Volt

    Typical for cars with rear discs in places with winters and road salt.
  13. Perc

    Craig(B)'s List - Oddities and Weird Stuff

    Wonder why GM didn't revive the El Camino name when they had the chance.
  14. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I've had a factory stereo in a 98 and a 2004 Volvo and they both sounded really good... and were excellent at playing CD:s and cassettes. :lol: Yes, it's not the best if you want smartphone connectivity. But in 2005 when the car was new and the word "infotainment" didn't exist, integrated...
  15. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Depends on the factory. :P Plenty of 2005 cars have good sound systems that don’t look like an aftermarket eyesore.
  16. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Aston Martin is a small manufacturer and TVR is bordering on kit car territory. Mitsubishi is a volume car maker.
  17. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    So Mitsubishi is leaving Europe. I figured this would come sooner or later after the circa 2005 Lancer that came from the factory with an aftermarket Blaupunkt and a spordy steering wheel from some accessory catalog. Everyone else had an integrated stereo by 2005 but it's as if Mitsubishi...
  18. Perc

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    A DSG shouldn’t be sluggish. They’re bad at creeping and bumper to bumper traffic (and that’s why I have a torque converter) but shifts should be crisp. Unless they programmed it to be slushier for the us market, anyway. Why aren’t you just getting the tire replaced on your company’s dime?
  19. Perc

    The "New Toys" Thread

    Once upon a time, there was a tax return. 😅 I was just going to get the air pump, because I tend to never be arsed to check my tires and maybe that will change now. I was pawing the chainsaw when the salesman started talking about knocking €100 off the €399 it lists for on their own site, so it...
  20. Perc

    Ownership Verified: Good news, it's the 2015 Dacia!

    We have that same infotainment in the van at work, a 2018 Opel Vivaro which is the last of the Renault built ones. The main gripe I have is that it boots into the main menu every time you start the engine. Otherwise it seems to work well. I certainly believe the diesel is the one to go for in...
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