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Old October 4th, 2014, 04:59 AM   #281
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Old October 4th, 2014, 05:13 AM   #283
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Old October 5th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #286
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vehicle fleet development in Greenland. Most of them operate in Nuuk. The farthest you can take your car from Nuuk is about 5 km.

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Since cars usage in that region is minimal (you can use them only for travelling within the city, that isn't that big), I guess that cars there have a very low milleage and can last for decades. Since nobody will spend more than few minutes in his car (except maybe to have privacy with his gf ), also the comfort factor is probably not considered important, as long they have winter tires and working heating system.
Still, you see there plenty of expensive SUVs. Probably because they cope well with snow and ice and they are also used on dirt tracks outside the town, maybe to go hunting or fishing.
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There don't seem to be dirt tracks more than 1 km from the nearest paved road in Nuuk. There is a short gravel road to Lake Nuuk.

The downside of such short distances (and low speed) is that car engines hardly heat up to regular temperature.
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Since cars usage in that region is minimal (you can use them only for travelling within the city, that isn't that big), I guess that cars there have a very low milleage and can last for decades. Since nobody will spend more than few minutes in his car (except maybe to have privacy with his gf ), also the comfort factor is probably not considered important, as long they have winter tires and working heating system.
Still, you see there plenty of expensive SUVs. Probably because they cope well with snow and ice and they are also used on dirt tracks outside the town, maybe to go hunting or fishing.
Well the city takes 15 minutes to drive across from one end to the other.
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There don't seem to be dirt tracks more than 1 km from the nearest paved road in Nuuk. There is a short gravel road to Lake Nuuk.

The downside of such short distances (and low speed) is that car engines hardly heat up to regular temperature.
Probably just keep the engines plugged in

It is amusing in northern parts of Canada (even places like Edmonton), the parking lots all have the electric outlets for the block heaters. When the cars are all plugged in, it looks like in the old days with horses tied to the posts

But really, have you ever tried to start a car at (true, not "wind factor) -20 *C? You pray a little and turn the key and maybe play with the gaspedal and if you are lucky, you don't curse With block heater you'll start easy as long as battery isn't too old. Of course there are also electric battery blankets too you can use. Now just imagine -40 *C
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Nuuk is not as cold as similar latitudes in Canada. The average low goes down to -10 °C in winter.
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Probably just keep the engines plugged in

It is amusing in northern parts of Canada (even places like Edmonton), the parking lots all have the electric outlets for the block heaters. When the cars are all plugged in, it looks like in the old days with horses tied to the posts

But really, have you ever tried to start a car at (true, not "wind factor) -20 *C? You pray a little and turn the key and maybe play with the gaspedal and if you are lucky, you don't curse With block heater you'll start easy as long as battery isn't too old. Of course there are also electric battery blankets too you can use. Now just imagine -40 *C
I used to have an old Citroen AX that would greatly struggle with -5. I swore I would never buy a French car ever again.
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Man, it would be epic if someone had expensive and high performance cars in Greenland.

Imagine for example seeing a Lamborghini Aventador in Greenland.




It's both ridicilous yet also bad-a$$ at the same time
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