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Old April 19th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #36081
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A large amount of snow in Southern Poland. I think it's quite unusual to see this much snow in late April in the lowlands.

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Old April 19th, 2017, 07:37 PM   #36082
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An iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland creates a spectacular view. There is reportedly a lot of congestion on the road to Ferryland, where this iceberg is located. It's quite far south, 47 N, on a similar latitude as Switzerland. Though icebergs do get farther south than this.


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Old April 20th, 2017, 01:38 AM   #36083
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A large amount of snow in Southern Poland. I think it's quite unusual to see this much snow in late April in the lowlands.

And in the central Poland... no snow at all.

Although the media say that some parts of my voivodeship suffer power outages due to excessive amounts of snow which overloads the wires on the lines between villages (mechanically).

Quite unusual - but in April still possible here.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #36084
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Also last year Central Europe (including Northern Italy above 500 meters) had snow in late April.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 11:46 AM   #36085
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An iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland creates a spectacular view. There is reportedly a lot of congestion on the road to Ferryland, where this iceberg is located. It's quite far south, 47 N, on a similar latitude as Switzerland. Though icebergs do get farther south than this.
That's not far away from where Titanic sunk 105 years ago, and it was in the same period of the year too.
North America's winters are usually colder than European ones, at the same latitude, because North America doesn't get Gulf Stream.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 08:13 PM   #36086
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Also last year Central Europe (including Northern Italy above 500 meters) had snow in late April.
I remember. Was on my way to trst.
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Old April 25th, 2017, 02:30 AM   #36087
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That's not far away from where Titanic sunk 105 years ago, and it was in the same period of the year too.
North America's winters are usually colder than European ones, at the same latitude, because North America doesn't get Gulf Stream.
Yup. New York is further south than both Naples and Barcelona. New York is far, far colder than those two.

Newfoundland actually has quite moderate temperatures for its latitude in North America, if it were inland it would be at the same latitude as the freezing cold North Dakota.
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Old April 26th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #36088
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N Hitler St

Actually it is named after one of the original settlers of the area. There is more people surnamed Hitler.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #36089
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I ordered yesterday my new car, a Peugeot 3008.

Delivery time: 7 months
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I ordered yesterday my new car, a Peugeot 3008.

Delivery time: 7 months
What? That long? Did you order it at a regular seller? What are the specs (something unusually customized)?
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Old April 27th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #36091
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What? That long? Did you order it at a regular seller? What are the specs (something unusually customized)?
It is a certified Peugeot dealer in Turin. The car is not particularly customized: it is a GT-Line (the next-to-top trimming) with some options. The dealer showed me a brochure they regularly receive from the manufacturer which states the ETA for each trimming: others were shorter, the GT-Line was 210-240 days...
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Old April 27th, 2017, 01:43 PM   #36092
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Peugeot 3008 is an interesting car. I'll be honest and say loud that the front is ugly (in my opinion), the back is nice, but the interior... the interior is one of the best you can currently find on the market. It looks like the cockpit from a Star Trek shuttle:



Wish you all the best and many km without any incidents!
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Old April 27th, 2017, 01:46 PM   #36093
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Some auto journalists criticized the small steering wheel that Peugeot uses, but liked it in the 3008 because it's not in the way due to the higher seating.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #36094
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Peugeot 3008 is an interesting car. I'll be honest and say loud that the front is ugly (in my opinion), the back is nice, but the interior... the interior is one of the best you can currently find on the market. It looks like the cockpit from a Star Trek shuttle:

Wish you all the best and many km without any incidents!
Thank you very much!
I am not a fan of the back of this car but I appreciate the front and I think the side is very nice. Of course the interior is impressive.
I think the best looking car in this category is the Hyundai Tucson, but I test-drove it and wasn't impressed.

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Some auto journalists criticized the small steering wheel that Peugeot uses, but liked it in the 3008 because it's not in the way due to the higher seating.
I did a test drive before buying and I did not have problems with the steering wheel at all: I think it is an improvement over my current 207's because this always stands between my eyes and the dashboard. To see the instruments I currently have to set the wheel too high for my arms. I had little problems with the shift stick, it is a little too high: but I think it is something you get used to eventually.
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Some auto journalists criticized the small steering wheel that Peugeot uses, but liked it in the 3008 because it's not in the way due to the higher seating.
My 308 has this and it didn't take me long to get used to it. In fact, there's no real difference to a normal steering wheel except the top of it is below the dash. The idea was that you would sit in a position whereby you could look at the dials with minimum eye movement from looking at the road ahead. Doesn't make any difference to me as I'm 6'2" (189cm) so I still have to tilt my head slightly to see the dials.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 02:45 PM   #36096
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The Peugeot 3008 GT Line is priced in the Netherlands: from € 35,360 (1.2 Puretech petrol), € 39,890 (1.6 e-THP petrol) or € 49,650 (2.0 HDI diesel). Those are the base prices, without any options.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 03:01 PM   #36097
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I ordered yesterday my new car, a Peugeot 3008.

Delivery time: 7 months
Don't you have enough decent cars being manufactured in Italy?

I guess I'll must look for something for my mum this year. If only the price is reliable, it would be nice preposition She would prefer something taller, so as for now, VW Golf Sportsvan and Citroen C4 Picasso look the best. Currently she has a 2005 VW New Beetle with very nice setup and the plan is that I'll get it if becomes unuseful for her.
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The Peugeot 3008 GT Line is priced in the Netherlands: from € 35,360 (1.2 Puretech petrol), € 39,890 (1.6 e-THP petrol) or € 49,650 (2.0 HDI diesel). Those are the base prices, without any options.
Wow, that's expensive.
Basic 2.0 HDi diesel, in Italy, is priced at 33,900 €. I got mine, with 2,500 € worth of optionals and giving back my 207, for 31k.

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Don't you have enough decent cars being manufactured in Italy?
I was very interested in the new Jeep Compass (I know it's American, but owned by Fiat and I think it is produced in Italy as the Renegade is), but the dealer told me that the Opening Edition (with a lot of optionals and very decently priced) was out of stock and didn't know when or if it would be available again.

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Old April 28th, 2017, 01:30 AM   #36099
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30 000 something Euro for car with an engine that is small for a motorcycle?! :o
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Old April 28th, 2017, 07:19 AM   #36100
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2.0 is not small by European standards, but this is seen different in North America...
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