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  1. sicnarf_1978

    Ownership Verified: A Peugeot 106 in Québec. The only one.

    Firts of all, the proof… One of my dreams was to find a small european car that was not imported in America. Something simple and authentic. These kind of cars are difficult to find and very expansive. As the paranovirus is destroying lifes of everyone, I had to cancel all my travel plans. I...
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    My new Buick Insignia... euhhhh... Regal turbo

    My 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost was approaching the end of the warranty and the list of mechanical problem was bigger and bigger. In the last month, they changed the turbo and the head gasket... That would have cost me more than 7000 $ if I had to pay... so it was time to do something. I had 2...
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    Ownership Verified: My new 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost

    My dealer send me a letter where they say that they had great deals and thousands of $ of rebate... so I went there to see what they were offering. The result... 6000 $ off (more than 25 %) on a new 2015 Focus SE EcoBoost. It is in my driveway ! For the European people here, Ford introduced...
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    Travel in Russia-Finland - car theme activities

    In may, I will go in vacations in Russia and Finland. One of my dream will come true... Russia ! Visa procedures are so long and difficult... I am starting to think that they don't want tourists ! So I will be in Moscow for 4 days, St-Petersburg for 4 days and I will go out of Russia by train...
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    Ownership Verified: Fiesta !

    I changed my Volvo. New job, more mileage and probably some repairs were to be done. I did a radical change... a subcompact. I wanted to lower the % of my budget about car to travel more. But I had some non negociable points... the car should have heated seats, fogs, to be hatchback, have a...
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    IAA 2013

    This year, I manage to have my vacations during the Frankfurt Autoshow. So I did a little trip in Germany. Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. Here are the photos... http://public.fotki.com/tokyo2012/iaa-2013/ I also visited 4 very interesting Museums... BMW in Munich, the Deutsches...
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    Airplane or airport experiences...

    For those who are frequent flyers, we all have been witnessed or experienced some particular situations, in planes or in airport terminals... it can be funny or scarry. - A funny one... In may 2011, I was in Paris CDG coming back to Montr?al and waiting to get in Air France Airbus A380. Even...
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    Your vacations 2013

    What do you do for your vacations this year ? I will do a car themed trip around Germany in September. Starting in Munich, the home of the Bayerische Motoren Werke. Then a few days in Berlin (including an expedition in Wolfsburg to see Autostadt), then arrival in Frankfurt on September 15th...
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    Very strange house for sale in Montr?al...

    http://maison.lapresse.ca/habitation/201205/17/01-4526259-une-maison-a-voyager-dans-le-temps.php Behind this very common front... ... this house is a very strange museum... and it can also easily be used for an horror movie... ... this house is a very strange museum... and it can also easily...
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    Easter dealer parking lot photo shoot

    Today, I spent some time in some dealers parking lot.... some photos... The new Hyundai Elantra The new 2006 Civic... oops, 2012... it looks like the old one. Failed 1991 Honda Acty pickup JDM... use to be in the showroom, in mint condition 2012 Mazda 5... like the Civic, but for...
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    Australian trip

    I am planning a 2 week vacantion trip in Australia starting October 22. My first plan was to pass all my time in Sydney, with maybe a short trip to Canberra. A trip to the travel agency gave to me a few ideas. The cheapest fare was with United Airlines. But last time I went in Australia (in...
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    What to see in Tokyo ?

    I will visit Tokyo from May 9th to May 18th. It will be my first visit in Japan. I have a travel guide from Lonely Planet, but I want to know what to see that is not listed. I have travelled a lot in Europe and I saw many interesting things that were not in any guide. So what are those precious...
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    My new BMW 323i 2011

    After 11 mounths with my Mini, I realized that the Mini was a fantastic car. But there was 3 problems about it. No trunk (or almost no trunk), not enough power and hard suspensions. In the same time, I saw a BMW advertising in the Newspaper. The BMW 323i ?dition de luxe 2011 (exclusive for...
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    Earthquake

    Has someone here had ever feel an earthquake ? We had one yesterday. At 13h42, and the center was around 40 km from me. It was not a big one, but not a small one. Its magnitude was 5.7 located in Val-des-Bois, at around 40 km of Gatineau-Ottawa area. People felt it from Chicago to Saguenay. I...
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    Swedish car forums

    I am trying to learn swedish (begginer). There is not a lot of interesting parts and interraction in the book I use. And in my area, it is probably impossible to find someone to practice it. So I want to try a swedish car forum. Is someone here can suggest a good one for me ? Tack s? mycket !
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    Fiat Nuova 500 in Ottawa

    I saw it yesterday afternoon downtown Ottawa. The more modern product Chrysler has ever had. :P I always liked old small european cars. So take the time to watch it from every angle and to take a lot of photos.
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    Communist cars...

    I don't know why, but I was always attracted by small and unequiped cars. So I like ex communist cars of the 80's. Last summer, I dis a 2 weeks trip in eastern Europe, passing by Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Here is some interesting species that I spotted... my favourite is the Skoda...
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    Mini Cooper Mayfair

    My brand new Mini Cooper Mayfair 2010. I got it yesterday. Absolutely perfect !
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    Car brochure collection

    I don't know if there is someone here who is like me and collects car brochures. I collect them since I was 8... In November 1986, my father took delivery of a "fantastic" Dodge Omni 1987. I was in the showroom while my father was dealing with the rep. I was in front of a stand with all Chrysler...
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    My new car on the way... Mini !

    Since I was 2 year old, I want to have a Mini. When I was young, I wanted the original one. There was ont on my street, not common in Canada in 1980. When I grew up, my attraction for the Mini became stronger. Then, my driver's licence, the new Mini, a good job. Now, I choosed passion over...
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