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    Ownership Verified: Einstuerzende SWEbauten - My 2005 Volvo XC70 D5

    Maintenance update at 177700 miles: got two injector seals changed at a shop today. When I got the car I was informed that one injector had dirtied its surroundings in the valve cover, meaning its fittings leaked. Ignored long enough, this would eventually mean that the injector would become a...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Someone had a beef with EV drivers ... I got nothing.
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    Our "own" car reviews

    Haha yeah! It was cycling season and all for a good while and then suddenly we got 10cm of snow and a couple more this weekend. I lost a jallu bet.
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    Our "own" car reviews

    Yeah the rear quarters sort of stick out even if it's a hatchback. Not sure if the All_Grip has a taller ride height than the 2WD.
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    Our "own" car reviews

    Yeah, I'm not sure if the Swift Sport is part of the palette here. Apparently they're hybrid now too. Suzuki would probably like people to buy hybrid offerings to offset Jimny sales :P
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    Our "own" car reviews

    This thread is really ancient and it's great to see it still going :P I actually also did some short testing this weekend as I noticed the facelifted Suzuki Swifts are quite affordable at the importer's short-term lease site. I keep having these ideas of getting a cheap lease for my commute as...
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    Ownership Verified: I made "Someone Else's Problem" my own - 2006 VW Eos

    VCDS is Volkswagen Caused Despair Syndrome, right?
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    Ownership Verified: I made "Someone Else's Problem" my own - 2006 VW Eos

    I still think that "Frisbee" plates would be spot on for such a throwaway car :P
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    Ownership Verified: I made "Someone Else's Problem" my own - 2006 VW Eos

    That red roof calls for a Marlboro livery.. or Mariboro?
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    The Post Your Pets Thread

    Pictures of cats? Not sure if I have ever taken any.....
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    The Post Your Pets Thread

    I haven't posted anything about our cats here, so I might as well! A couple years back we moved into my girlfriend's family home as her dad sold the house to her, along with everything that the farm included. An old Fiat tractor and three cats that had lived at the farm were part of it. They've...
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    Toyota GR 86

    I'm really pleased with the redesign. I already said this on the telegrams but this time around they managed to give the car a smooth, coherent look instead of the mismatched, thrown together design of the earlier car (which was characteristic, yes, but it also had terrible dimensions, surfaces...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Here's Old Top Gear circa 1998:
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Oh yeah, I don't think those tires have been driven on in a while. The ML Cruiser probably had another set of better summers on fancier wheels and these were hauled out of storage when it came the time to sell the car.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The amazing thing is that the Pirelli Scorpion summer tires that followed the car, on original wheels, were baked in the summer of 2001. They will most likely be binned very soon in favour of a fresh set of Nordmans. I'm partial to suggesting Geolanders or BF Goodrich KO2:s, but SUV grade...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yeah, if it was any fancier version I'd probably recommend running far away. The diesel versions would also probably get a huge tax bill compared to the measly few thousand km this'll do yearly.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Oh yeah, I think that's just water from shoes. Dealership photos show dry rubber mats (and car's 500km away for me to check). The bumpers are also probably satin finished but I'm not sure if just a buffing would help them. I'm moderately cautious and not getting my hopes up too much about the...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    So, my dad finally found a cottage truck for hauling firewood, tools and whatnot around the countryside. He's been looking at various things during recent years to keep his 3er wagon from getting too beat up, as he's quite particular about car condition. But for less than a road legal Lada Niva...
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    MX5/Miata Thread

    A lot of people know a lot of this stuff and the technical part is perhaps maybe condensed a little, but anyway! A good Miata guide over at Hagerty: https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/1990-97-mazda-miata-buyers-guide/
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