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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:37 PM   #31961
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He's Canadian, born in Arad, living in France, working in SSC
Almost this but no!!

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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:43 PM   #31962
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Germans just turned Austrians in their relation to the nuclear energy. Quite regressive stances both imho.
Yes, it seems that Austria has never used nuclear for electricity production... but it's interesting to note that almost 6% of their electricity are still coming from nuclear (through importations)...

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I'm really pissed off now! Using "stupid" is an insult to stupid people. I think Germany is crackbrained, screwball,... regarding electricity generation.

It seems that most of the Germans think that electricity comes from the socket (there's a German saying "Strom kommt aus der Steckdose").

Who cares, if there's any problem with fluctuations, just buy electricity from France or Czech Republic. And hey, it's even cheaper . Germans are really clever about energy .
Sorry, my english is very poor, I didn't know "crackbrained" or "screwball"...

I see! Yes, they seems to be cleaver...
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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:45 PM   #31963
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You're French? Can't be, there're no French people around here. Anyway, we've been driving Peugeots in my family since 1990 when they started selling them in Yugoslavia.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:49 PM   #31964
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I always liked Peugeot, but I'm not a huge fan of the current styling. My parents and myself have owned several Peugeots.

If you want to see a movie with European cars being used in long chases, I'd recommend Ronin (1998) with Robert de Niro. I must say it's quite nice to see a Peugeot or Citroën being pushed to the max instead of the usual American cars in movies.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:53 PM   #31965
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Germany and Italy are all anti-nuclear, but very happy to buy peak loads or even continuous supplies from France, which relies heavily on nuclear energy.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:55 PM   #31966
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and when not using nuclear, make energy from braunkohle and complain Canada has "carbon emissions" HAHA
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:06 PM   #31967
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After the clinched highways site, another road-related website has died: motorways-exitlists.com
you still can access it:
http://motorways-exitlists.com/europe/europe.htm

however, i am not sure if Halabica still updates it. maybe somebody should send him @, he always answers.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:09 PM   #31968
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About Peugeots (discussion is going so fast here

Although, I prefer cosmic styling and famous complexity of Citroen than, say, sublime and mature lines at the same time of Peugeot, I would put one of the Peugeot's models among most remarkable small cars ever produced. I would even dare to say that 205 is more important for the heritage of motoring industry than slightly overrated Golf (which still is great machine). And the second place would be awarded to another French - R5.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:10 PM   #31969
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You're French? Can't be, there're no French people around here. Anyway, we've been driving Peugeots in my family since 1990 when they started selling them in Yugoslavia.
They hid themselves in the french talking part of SSC!

You understand my profile picture now!

Nice!

In France I come from Franche-comté, the region where Peugeot was born. My dad worked few years in a Peugeot factory, and in my family I had an engineer who worked at Peugeot, and has participated to the development of diesel engines (which is kind of funny when you see what we talked about right before on this topic )
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:12 PM   #31970
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Yes, it seems that Austria has never used nuclear for electricity production... but it's interesting to note that almost 6% of their electricity are still coming from nuclear (through importations)...
They have built a nuclear power plant, almost had it running and then made a museum of it after Chernobyl.

Austrians are quite active protesting the Czech nuclear power plants, they even blocked the border back in the day (demonstrators), but they indeed import the electricity from CZ, which is mostly made in nuclear power plants and therefore quite cheap as a base electricity in the network.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:13 PM   #31971
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I always liked Peugeot, but I'm not a huge fan of the current styling. My parents and myself have owned several Peugeots.
I like Peugeots for their comfort. But it gave up on me already twice, so I am not really a fan.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:16 PM   #31972
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I always liked Peugeot, but I'm not a huge fan of the current styling. My parents and myself have owned several Peugeots.

If you want to see a movie with European cars being used in long chases, I'd recommend Ronin (1998) with Robert de Niro. I must say it's quite nice to see a Peugeot or Citroën being pushed to the max instead of the usual American cars in movies.
Yes, they have difficulties to find the right style, but I personaly like what they are doing on their last car models like the 308...

Have you seen the episode about Peugeot on the last season of Top Gear? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2if9gy
(RIP Top Gear BTW... )

Yes, very interresting!
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Old June 21st, 2015, 11:18 PM   #31973
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They have built a nuclear power plant, almost had it running and then made a museum of it after Chernobyl.

Austrians are quite active protesting the Czech nuclear power plants, they even blocked the border back in the day (demonstrators), but they indeed import the electricity from CZ, which is mostly made in nuclear power plants and therefore quite cheap as a base electricity in the network.
Yes, I read that on Wikipedia...

Ok, I see
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 12:26 AM   #31974
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I'm in Portugal and I've been driving my cousin's mark I Opel Corsa, better known to me as a Vaxuhall Nova. It's a bit rickety but it isn't hard to drive, I wasn't sure what to expect, the oldest car I've driven is my 2003 Clio. It's the first time I've driven a car with only four gears, it doesn't feel strange though. One issue it has is that it doesn't like going into reverse gear at all, it takes a few goes.

I like the current styling of Peugeot, I don't know how they drive though. I've only driven one Peugeot, a 206 that's maybe 10 years old. It belonged to a company I worked for one summer in France. Anyway I really didn't like the mirrors on it, I don't know why I just couldn't get over their shape. It drove fine and all but the mirrors were just annoying. They also had a couple of new C3's that were really nice to drive, so I guess the new Peugeots are too.

Oh and Top Gear isn't dead quite yet, they've said that Chris Evans (who has been on it before, James May borrowed one of his cars in one episode) is going to be one of the new presenters. I think they should just end it though, unless they're making it different now. Don't get me wrong, I like Top Gear a lot but it's getting a bit old now. I know it's all a bit of a joke but that recent segment on Peugeot was just ridiculous.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 12:50 AM   #31975
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In France I come from Franche-comté, the region where Peugeot was born. My dad worked few years in a Peugeot factory, and in my family I had an engineer who worked at Peugeot, and has participated to the development of diesel engines (which is kind of funny when you see what we talked about right before on this topic )
In Sochaux? I've been to the factory. Actually Franche-Comté is my most well-known French region, because my father lived in Bern (CH) for 8.5 years. Besançon, Montbéliard, Belfort, Ronchamp, Saut du Doubs, visited all of them.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 01:36 AM   #31976
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 01:37 AM   #31977
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I like the current styling of Peugeot, I don't know how they drive though. I've only driven one Peugeot, a 206 that's maybe 10 years old. It belonged to a company I worked for one summer in France. Anyway I really didn't like the mirrors on it, I don't know why I just couldn't get over their shape. It drove fine and all but the mirrors were just annoying. They also had a couple of new C3's that were really nice to drive, so I guess the new Peugeots are too.

Oh and Top Gear isn't dead quite yet, they've said that Chris Evans (who has been on it before, James May borrowed one of his cars in one episode) is going to be one of the new presenters. I think they should just end it though, unless they're making it different now. Don't get me wrong, I like Top Gear a lot but it's getting a bit old now. I know it's all a bit of a joke but that recent segment on Peugeot was just ridiculous.
Yes, even if they try to differentiate more clearly Peugeot and Citroën (and "DS" the new brand of the PSA group ), they keep many similarities as they have many parts in common, it start from the frame of the car, etc...

For me, as a big fan of what was TG, if the 3 presenters are gone, the spirit of TG will not be the same. Before them the show wasn't that much important, it's because of them that the show became famous worldwilde. Just for example, in TG US they are doing interesting things too, but I don't find the spirit of TG UK, these 3 greats presenters....
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In Sochaux? I've been to the factory. Actually Franche-Comté is my most well-known French region, because my father lived in Bern (CH) for 8.5 years. Besançon, Montbéliard, Belfort, Ronchamp, Saut du Doubs, visited all of them.
Yes. Oh really nice!

So this region has no secret to you!
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I'm in Portugal and I've been driving my cousin's mark I Opel Corsa, better known to me as a Vaxuhall Nova. It's a bit rickety but it isn't hard to drive, I wasn't sure what to expect, the oldest car I've driven is my 2003 Clio. It's the first time I've driven a car with only four gears, it doesn't feel strange though. One issue it has is that it doesn't like going into reverse gear at all, it takes a few goes.
now you opened nice idea to think about - what was the oldest car that you drove? i'll go with 1977 Renault 4
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what was the oldest car that you drove? i'll go with 1977 Renault 4
For me it was a ARO M461 (also known as IMS), built in 1959. This was 1 day before I got my drivers licence

It was similar to this one:

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