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Well finaly made a decision to get rid of my old '97 VW golf (300.000 KM and counting) and ordered a new one this weekend.
It isnt as flashy as might think a car should be but once you pass 30 and have dogs, buildings materials, a wife and maybe later some kids to get in to your car, you kinda adjust your "chevy corvette" wishes.

http://josiesdiary.skynetblogs.be/post/ ... o#comments

(My wifes blog, i cant upload pics,lol)

It as a 110 Hp TDCI engine, all the little comfort stuff you want and as an extra a splendid sony car stereo.
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LOl nice family car :-P

I currently have a Renault Clio which is pretty decent and has a nice top speed as well. I spend most of my time being a taxi driver ferrying my mates around Edinburgh though as they all love it : 8O
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Nice looking car. Great on gas I'll bet. What kind of gas mileage does it get?

I have an old 92 Oldsmobile Bravada. It get around 18-20 MPG highway. :(
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heheh, I got a '97 chevy cavalier and get 32 MPG.... :)
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Well its a diesel engine, and very economic so I hope to get 55/60 MPG. It should do at least 50. I do about 20.000 miles a year, so no gas guzzling muscle car for me. Top speed should about 200 km/h or 120 mph.

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I want one now! I can't imagine 50 MPG!
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I think my avatar speaks 4 itself.

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I can't read your language in the blog Luukje, but I will say if I had spent time learning your language instead of Japanese I'd probably be 3 times further along. I haven't learned a word of your language and I can understand more about whats written in your blog than I can reading any random japanese site.

Nice little van you're getting there. I can't wait for some good smaller displacement diesels to make it to the US so we can benefit from ridiculous gas mileage!
Honda has some impressive diesels on the horizon.
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It's just dutch... a little closer to english than japanese..

I would have preferred a nice japanese car (toyot or honda) because I think they have better quality than european or american.
But they didnt have a model that was to my liking (some to small and the others to expensive).

150 HP that's a lot in europe (cars tend to be a little smaller over here).

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Luukje,

Moi! Maar geen DAF verkrijgbar???

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My old ride..

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400HP 6 speed manual

Before anyone asks...26mpg highway @ 70mph

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link..???

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one more try. It is there on preview & then disappears on post???

http://www.photolava.com/view/d231.html

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In 2006, a hail storm "totalled" my car....at least according to the insurance company, and got me out from under $13,000 in debt on a car that was only worth about 9k and needed about 1.5k in repairs. (I shall never complain about Nationwide.)

After that, I bought a 1995 Honda Accord for $3200 cash. Don't know what mileage it gets. It has an oil leak. Needs exhaust work. And the suspension is not so good. Still, the best car deal I ever made.

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Severbeating u own 1 fine automobile bro. Pity its american though. We all know German engines rock :)

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