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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #22421
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I'm at work with my bicycle before the car even produces warm air

So I cycle to work, also in winter. Advantage of a 2 kilometer commute.
I have a 20 km commute. During the winter mornings, I press the button of the remote control of my car's Webasto heater. 40 minutes of heating time is enough to raise the inside temperature 20-25 degrees (centigrade) above the outside temperature. The cars is warm and the windows are clear of ice when I enter, except at the most extreme conditions.

A heavy wet snowfall is the most problematic weather. The output of the heater is not enough to clear thick snow, and a brush is needed.

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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #22422
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It's pretty much common for Japanese and American cars' manufacturers to sell different models under the same name or same models under different names in various countries and continents. Some of them differ slightly, some are completely different.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #22423
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It's bad enough that they call Opel Vauxhall in the UK. In Ireland it's back to Opel again.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #22424
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It's bad enough that they call Opel Vauxhall in the UK. In Ireland it's back to Opel again.
Oh, yes, but I suppose you know very well the reason for that. Vauxhall is an old British trade mark :-)
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Old October 14th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #22425
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I'd say every car in Europe has that
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #22426
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I'm at work with my bicycle before the car even produces warm air

So I cycle to work, also in winter. Advantage of a 2 kilometer commute.
And here I had you pegged as someone who drives everywhere!
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #22427
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When I moved to Germany I found a flat to rent so close to my office that I "commute" on foot :-) (2 × 13 minutes daily).
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #22428
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I commute from my house to my van in the garden...
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #22429
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It's pretty much common for Japanese and American cars' manufacturers to sell different models under the same name or same models under different names in various countries and continents. Some of them differ slightly, some are completely different.
Even in europe: In spain we don't have the same versions like the rest of europe.

It's impossible to found a brand new car without air conditioning*, even most of them offer automatic air conditioning (those with temperature control and 'AUTO' button).

More rarely is to have Convertible or a Station Wagon/State car here.

About names: We never had Mitsubishi Pajero (except for 1 year), here was Mitsubishi Montero: ¿the reason? Pajero in spanish from spain means "Guy who masturbates a lot".

Also, the new ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback in spain will be ŠKODA Spaceback. Dacia in spain didn't sell the Logan MCV.
Another example is the actual VW Polo: simply the spanish versions are not the same as the rest of europe: not the same standard equipment.

And another thing, most car manufacturers didn't offer all versions of petrol or GNC engines in spain: After all this is like france, a diesel territory.

*Except low cost cars, like Toledo/Rapid or Dacia…

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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #22430
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About names: We never had Mitsubishi Pajero (except for 1 year), here was Mitsubishi Montero: ¿the reason? Pajero in spanish from spain means "Guy who masturbates a lot".
The naming variations by market is very common. For example, Toyota Picnic has been sold as Toyota Ipsum, Toyota SportsVan, and Toyota Avensis Verso, too.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #22431
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Italian Fiat Ritmo was renamed as "Fiat Strada" in USA... maybe Penn's Woods can explain why
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Old October 14th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #22432
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No idea. But everyone's heard about the Chevrolet Nova, which needed to be called something else in Spanish-speaking countries.

It's the Mitsubishi Montero here too. I think. Don't pay a lot of attention, really.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #22433
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Italian Fiat Ritmo was renamed as "Fiat Strada" in USA... maybe Penn's Woods can explain why
Same as in Britain. No idea why mind you.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #22434
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Isn't 'rythm' a slang for the female period?

And what about the Microsoft app 'inkulator' (a contraction of ink and calculator) that in Italian means... well... someone who has an active role in sex from behind...

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No idea. But everyone's heard about the Chevrolet Nova, which needed to be called something else in Spanish-speaking countries.

It's the Mitsubishi Montero here too. I think. Don't pay a lot of attention, really.
Nova = No va = Doesn't works
But it may sounds also as "new" in many languages (especially Latin and Slavic).
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Old October 14th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #22435
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Isn't 'rythm' a slang for the female period?

And what about the Microsoft app 'inkulator' (a contraction of ink and calculator) that in Italian means... well... someone who has an active role in sex from behind...


Nova = No va = Doesn't works
But it may sounds also as "new" in many languages (especially Latin and Slavic).
I heard, that Honda Jazz were formerly named Honda Fytta, what means "c'unt" in Norwegian. But I am not sure whether it was not just a rumour.

When I was in first grades at grammar school, it was during times when Windows 95 were first released, we were laughing with my classmates so hard about system folder named "User". User means fart aloud in Slovak language Now, due to technical development, it is not so funny.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #22436
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Isn't 'rythm' a slang for the female period?
I knew that as well (Ritmo being slang for period), but if both Fatfield and Penn's Woods didn't know that I start to think it's not true.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #22437
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I heard, that Honda Jazz were formerly named Honda Fytta, what means "c'unt" in Norwegian. But I am not sure whether it was not just a rumour.
From what I've read it was supposed to be called Honda Fitta, which after the Nordic headquarters had told the main office what it meant here, was changed to Honda Fit and then it later on was launched as the Honda Jazz in Europe.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #22438
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I knew that as well (Ritmo being slang for period), but if both Fatfield and Penn's Woods didn't know that I start to think it's not true.
There's "the rhythm method" of birth control - doing it when she's at a point in her cycle that the risk of conception is low, but I don't find that particularly sensitive and there are other meanings of "rhythm." And "ritmo" sounds Spanish or Italian anyway - I don't know that it means anything in English. I could see them avoiding it in the US if they want to not offend Latinos (I don't know that it wound offend Latinos, mind you), but why Britain?

The sad thing about the Nova is Chevrolet supposedly didn't realize the problem until they started wondering why no one in Puerto Rico was buying the car. But that may be a myth.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #22439
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Ford Kuga is here. Kuga = Plague.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #22440
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Never heard of Ford Kuga before. Apparently they do sell them in the Netherlands, but only 358 Kugas were sold in 2013 so far.

I'm considering buying a Hyundai next year.
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