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      Saab would like a word with Ford about this...

      Saab would like a word with Ford about this "innovation". They were doing it for ages... way back to the 99 I think (this is a 900 though). Exact same reason too: to keep snow and crap off of pant...
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      Not to get too pedantic here :D... ... the...

      Not to get too pedantic here :D...

      ... the lunar lander is still on the moon! The decent stages are right where they landed and the ascent stages crashed back into the moon after they got back...
    3. Just realized that I posted in a ROZAP thread (by...

      Just realized that I posted in a ROZAP thread (by 8 minutes!) Oops. I even posted in both threads thinking they were the same one :laugh:
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    4. Cost. Diesel is taxed less per liter, making it...

      Cost. Diesel is taxed less per liter, making it significantly cheaper to run. The payback for upgrading to the diesel engine is a lot faster in europe. In some countries you also pay a lower tax...
    5. QFT I've spent a lot of time in one of the...

      QFT

      I've spent a lot of time in one of the most polluted cities in Europe: Milan. Yes Milan, you'd be surprised to see how high Milan ranks in cities with the worst air quality globally. The...
    6. Get on over to Swedespeed.com the s40/v50 forum...

      Get on over to Swedespeed.com the s40/v50 forum is pretty active and very helpful. There is a good FAQ there
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    7. The sunroof drains are the least reliable part of...

      The sunroof drains are the least reliable part of the car. Consider it a blessing in disguise that there is no sunroof! We have 2 v50s and are praying that the drains don't clog.... It sucks when...
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      I'm baffled by it too. I'm sure there's a venn...

      I'm baffled by it too. I'm sure there's a venn diagram of outback buyers and VW buyer demographic and I'll bet they overlap quite a bit.

      I know people that buy outbacks here because of the non...
    9. CSB Alert: I was changing planes in Frankfurt...

      CSB Alert:

      I was changing planes in Frankfurt on April 6 and saw two of these sitting on the tarmac on air cargo pallets. I wonder if they were the ones heading to NY? The cover was partially...
    10. By looking at the photos above - that rear seat...

      By looking at the photos above - that rear seat is different than the current one? The current one is 2 separate seat backs with a gap in the middle. Doesn't mean it seats 5 - but it sure looks...
    11. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af...

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Alfa_Romeo_33_1.3_VL_1991.jpg
    12. We have a 2006 v50 2.4i and the 2010 R-Design v50...

      We have a 2006 v50 2.4i and the 2010 R-Design v50 and both wear rear pads faster. In fact my 1999 Passat did too. I can't find the article right now - but the way I understand it is that in many...
    13. Hate to post stock pictures - but I don't have...

      Hate to post stock pictures - but I don't have any here and the car is a salt-covered mess.

      Looks identical to this (plus GIANT roof box for the skis :D)
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    14. I guess that makes mine even more rare: V50 T5 +...

      I guess that makes mine even more rare: V50 T5 + AWD + manual + facelift + R-Design :D

      JAplin - Nice score. Mine is also black and 6-speed....but a wagon! I've had it for about a year and am...
    15. CA --> Basel? Biotech or Pharma? ;) Basel is...

      CA --> Basel? Biotech or Pharma? ;)

      Basel is a nice place, been there many times. Lots of people bike to work. Don't discount the idea of living across the border in Germany or France...getting...
    16. Hmmm... Very interested. Any mention where they...

      Hmmm... Very interested. Any mention where they battery is?
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      Google "Dutch Disease" and you'll understand why...

      Google "Dutch Disease" and you'll understand why manufacturing in Australia is having such a hard time. Their success in mining had made the Aussie dollar so strong that anything made in-country is...
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      I'm debating about these or DWS. I'm waiting for...

      I'm debating about these or DWS. I'm waiting for some real-world feedback on how they are in the snow. I'm sure DWS will be better in snow - but if the A3's are not truly awful in the snow I may...
    19. My memory is playing trick on me... they own some...

      My memory is playing trick on me... they own some of the names. They do own "sprite". Nanjing now owns a lot of the old names since they bought MG. I've read on other sites that BMW owns all of...
    20. Apparently they own the several of the naming...

      Apparently they own the several of the naming rights to the Austin-Morris vehicles.

      Make this concept in coupe and convertible and call it a "sprite"

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