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  1. Brother Michael

    Ownership Verified: The most sensible car I've ever owned - 2002 BMW 530d Touring M-Sport

    After what have been a rough and tough couple of years - for reasons I will not disclose at this time - life might just about be turning in a forward moving direction again and thus it is finally time for a new car. Criteria was as follows: big'ish wagon with a diesel engine and RWD/AWD. W211...
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    Night time in Frankfurt (locals, help !)

    Long story short, I will most likely be making a quick stop & go visit to Frankfurt on Monday the 8th. Now the question is as follows: Is there anything to do in Frankfurt during the night on a weekday ? I ask since I would be arriving sometime 20.00'ish local time and leaving again the next...
  3. Brother Michael

    Perfect family car for the economic downfall

    More info and better photos later along with proof pic. Edit: Alrighty then, so this is what I've bought: It is a 2002 BMW 540i Touring M-Sport with the best of what the boys from Munich had to offer this side of an M5: 4.4L V8 with 286hp/460nm, 0-100km/h in around 6.0 seconds, suspension...
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    M?nchen/Southern Germany based FG'ers, advice & help needed !

    Alright, here is the plot: In the next couple of weeks, I am most likely going to travel to Germany, M?nchen region to be precise. The purpose of the trip is to buy a car there, drive it to Travem?nde/Rostock and take it back to Finland with me and here is my question: The bureacracy involved...
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    It has 5 cylinders, a turbocharger and AWD...

    More to come... Updated 29.08.11. Alrighty then. Yes, I have a new car, making this the fourth one I own within this ongoing year. What it is then ? A 1998 Volvo V70R AWD, packing 250bhp/310nm from a turbocharged I5. Power goes through a 5-speed manual gearbox and onwards to the road via a...
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    Amy Winehouse, 27, found dead.

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    Mein Deutscher Panzerwagen

    Finally the toy car is gone, time for something properly waft-tastic. It is a 1994 Mercedes Benz W124 300TD, 364.000km on the clock (not even broken in) with everything - leather interior, heated seats, driver's seat is electric AND orthopedic, automatic air conditioning, 4x electric windows...
  8. Brother Michael

    Goodbye, old friend...

    Sunday the 20th of March 2011 will live in my memory as one of the saddest moments of my so far young life; I handed over the keys to my beloved 1997 Audi S8. It was a fun car for the 16 months that I had it, I loved every single moment of it, the good and the bad. But it was time to move on; I...
  9. Brother Michael

    Windows XP to Windows 7 - How to save and transfer old e-mails (+ more)

    So I'm not exactly what you'd call a tech-guy and as such when I find something that works, I tend to stick with it. So for as long as I can remember I've been going with Win XP and Outlook Express as my e-mail software (point and laugh all you want, I like the damn thing). Now though with my...
  10. Brother Michael

    RIP Ronnie James Dio

    http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/ Another true legend less in this world.
  11. Brother Michael

    Need new tires - any suggestions ?

    Summer time is creeping just around the corner and this means a need for fresh rubber. The trouble is, I can't decide what to get. Here is my current Top 3 in order: 1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric - 705e 2. Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 - 640e 3. Falken FK 452 - 490e (pricing for a set of 4...
  12. Brother Michael

    Suomi-miitti 2.0 - 13.02.2010

    P?ivitetty aikataulu !!! P?iv?n aikataulu ja ohjelma on selvill? seuraavanlaisilla pelimerkeill?: klo 14.00 - Kokoontuminen Ruskeasuon Teboililla - T??ll? voidaan jauhaa paskaa, ottaa kahvia & pullaa ja muutoin speksailla. Teboililta matkaa jatkuu Vermon ravirataa kohden, johtuen ko...
  13. Brother Michael

    Photoshop wizards: pimp my picture !

    I was thinking this thread could be used in the future for everyone's needs in this area, hence the thread title. I can't be the only one who has some misshapen/unsuccesfull photos which could use more or less enhancing And I'll go first. Here is a real challenge for those who consider...
  14. Brother Michael

    Something very fast; something that can shove a bit.

    "Something very fast, Audi S8. Something that can shove a bit" The famous line from the 1998 cult movie Ronin. Larry the wheelman describing the type of car he needs for the upcoming job. And guess what ? Now I have one as well !! It's a 1997 Audi S8 with the 4.2L V8 pumping out 350hp to all...
  15. Brother Michael

    James May on Break.Com

    There are even more useless and less relevant threads than this, so sod off. While not being from Top Gear, James' U2 flight has made the front page of Break.com. I find this sort of funny because Break is one of the last places on the internet I would expect to encounter any TG related...
  16. Brother Michael

    Andy Wilman on old Top Gear

    I figured not very many people have ever seen Andy in front of the camera and I suspect not all the people here are even aware that he used to be a presenter on old Top Gear. So I got bored and started digging on YouTube and all sorts of great stuff was found. I'm even going to say Andy should...
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    What would you do for money ?

    I got the idea for this thread from a radioshow I heard a while back. The host brought up an interesting question: You are being fired by your employer, for no particular reason and you are treated like shit during that process. Not everyone's dream scenario, I know. However, if you were given...
  18. Brother Michael

    The Tennis Thread

    Let's see how many there are besides me. This is the place for all the tennis talk. This season has been...well, interesting so far. Nadal has been just devastating so far, even more than I thought he would be. And add to that Federer's decline just seems to continue more and more. The Madrid...
  19. Brother Michael

    The Physical Conditioning -thread

    To celebrate the birth of our new sports sub-forum I can finally open this thread. This is a thread for all the things considering the personal activity and fitness of the forum members. I have no idea whether there are that many here who excercise regularly and in general take care of their...
  20. Brother Michael

    Nordschleife + F1 - could it be possible ?

    For a moment let's forget about the financial side of Formula 1 and let's concentrate on the racing half of it: this is something I have been wondering for a while now. Could it be possible to race modern F1 cars on the legendary Nordschleife, even in the near future, say 5-10 years ? Of...
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