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  1. luokyio

    Unverified Ownership My Model 3 LR AWD

    Just a few months ago I got annoyed with my Model S door handle problems, and traded it to a Audi Q7. Audi is an excellent car. The best car all-round I've ever had, on paper. But I just have not grown to enjoy it. And then government published some quite intriguing incentives for people who...
  2. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My overgrown VAG (Q7)

    I got a bit annoyed with the small hickups with Tesla, and as everyone who has followed my car history knows, things do escalate quite quickly at that point. I had set up my mind so that having a bit more seats than five would be comfy. Life with Tesla was roomwise pretty much as good as it gets...
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    Ownership Verified: Summer car of 2020, Toyota Soarer 2005

    Hello, No, I'm not selling my Tesla. A week ago I just happened to walk by an identical S class Mercedes I had bought from Japanese auction couple of years ago. Realizing it would be the perfect time to do that again in order to get a summer car for next summer, I threw in a deposit to JPC...
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    Someone Else's Problem: Extension cords needed - 2015 Model S

    It has been a while since I have updated anything here. Maybe it is about the time. Last November I bought a S213 E 220 d Mercedes, have driven it 20 000 km with minimal issues. Excellent car, absolutely the best I have ever had. And all of you who know my car history, this is such a long time...
  5. luokyio

    My winter beater, S124 E 280 T

    So, I did some shopping again. After barely even driving my W115, and it needing complete overhault to actually make the project go forward, I decided I should sell it. And my S class being in better condition than expected, I needed a winter car to save the S 500 from rust issues. After few...
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    Testing Japanese auctions - 2001 S 500 L

    For few years I've been reading on some Finnish forums about Japanese car auctions and wanted to test how it works. They seem to have cars with amazing condition for age, and they're sold at ridiculously low prices. Finally about a week ago I decided I'll regret if I never test it, and sent a...
  7. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: Another MB (W210 E 220 CDI)

    It has been almost two weeks since I bought a Mercedes, so something had to be done. I just made a deal on a W210. :mrgreen: Going to pick it up this evening, so no proof pic yet. My wife started working on another town last week, and driving 100 km/day with a big thirsty Honda wasn't too...
  8. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My W251 R 280 CDI

    So yep, another trade done. The Daewoo Craptiva didn't quite deliver what I ordered from it, so it was time to move ahead. Back to Mercedes again. Now I have two cars made in Alabama, neither of them being of American manufacturers. First what VIN decoder has to say about it: VIN...
  9. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: 2007 Daew... Chevrolet Cra... Captiva

    So here's what I've come up with. After my humour ran out on my E class weekly getting new faults, this came up in local used car dealership I've been dealing with quite a few times already. This is pretty much as far as possible from any kind of enthusiastic vehicle, but I just want some...
  10. luokyio

    Life without smartphones (partly)

    Hi, I just made a decision over last weekend which I'm pretty excited about. As pretty much everyone, I use a smartphone way too much, all the time to be exact. I have only one phone that I use both for my work and private life. This means I keep getting work-related info on my free time too...
  11. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My slow project: 1975 W115 220 D

    Time for a new PYC once again. As someone may have read, I was looking for some summer car to congratulate myself for a succesfull weight loss project. The criteria were wide open, I was looking at pretty much all directions. I have always wanted a W123 or a W114/5, but as they have become older...
  12. luokyio

    Another "What car to buy?" topic, 5000 USD summer car edition

    Hello people, In August I finally understood I was too fat, and decided to lose weight. So to maintain my motivation, I did a promise I would not buy cars before I am back to healthy weight. And that is quite a promise for me. I always have a car fever, and I haven't had a proper summer car in...
  13. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My American Japanese: 2003 Honda Odyssey

    As some of you might have read, Voyager did the expected and blew up its gearbox. Repair costs would rise to too high figures, so I decided not to fix it anymore. I'll try to get rid of it. So the hunt for a family carrier began, and ended at the first test drive. I've read somewhere that it...
  14. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My 2003 E 220 CDI T

    So, here we go again. I had the W204 for almost a year, which seems to be a long time for me. Car was excellent, no faults at all, I liked it a lot and really, really did not want to let it go. However it being a normal five-seater it could not accomodate our whole family of four kids. We...
  15. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My Austrian Yankee: 2002 Grand Voyager AWD

    And we're back with the US cars. Or Austria to be more exact. After pushing insane amounts of repair money towards Renault, it was time to go before next batch of repairs would arise. Our fourth kid is due next month, any smaller car wouldn't be suitable. Actually even the Grand Espace was a...
  16. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: 2008 C200CDI, back to the basics

    I've traded a car again. Must be Friday. Cadillac started showing some rust more than I'd like, and couple other things too that would have needed some four-figure repairs in near future. Also the 500 ?/month fuel bills didn't nurse my wallet either too well. So, being in constant car fever...
  17. luokyio

    Members from Poland, what to do in Warsaw?

    I just got air tickets to Warsaw on next Wednesday and back on Friday to a three-day work trip. So evenings of Wednesday and Thursday I probably have free in a country I've never been in. So, dear FG members from Poland, is there something exciting you'd recommend I should visit in Warsaw? There...
  18. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: 2005 Cadillac SRX: My family-carrier Caddy

    My previous encounter with an American GM was... should I say colourful? However my soul felt empty after it had gone away, so I've been lusting after every American car in Nettiauto ever since. So I did it again. I've got an American car built by General Motors. This time non-crashed, not...
  19. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: 2004 Renault Grand Espace 2.0t: My turbocharged Smurf bus

    As you may have read, I've been searching for a car that would fit comfortably three child seats across the back seat. Simply put, I gave up for a few years until my kids grow up a bit out from their huge car seats. But I'm not too sad about this, because I really like what I replaced my Mondeo...
  20. luokyio

    Ownership Verified: My Volvo 960

    About a week ago I got frustrated to Buick's tendency to break constantly. So I put it up for sale, knowing I would make quite a loss with it. I anyway thought that I'd just get over the annoyment before anyone would actually buy it, and I would just continue driving and repairing whatever comes...
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