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Old May 4th, 2017, 11:39 PM   #36161
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I was surprised to see that traffic is allowed traffic in the middle of the day in old town Sirmione. Of course mostly rich tourist with expensive cars yet they could allow traffic only on certain hours outside tourist rush. Other times the town should allow hotel guests to use electric carts for transport between parking lots and their expensive hotels.

Otherwise, Italian A4 until Milano is really for registration plates lovers. I've never seen bigger diversity of plates as there.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:24 AM   #36162
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I've never seen Iceland, Malta, Kosovo, all British territories, Aland.
Seen only once: Faer-Oer, Transnistria (in Austria)
Very rarely seen: Andorra, Ireland, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Turkey (on cars, trucks are common)
Don't fool Those a few Maltan cars I've seen were in Italy and the last one I remember (but maybe not the last one at all) was next to Postojna cave in Slovenia. Plates from Kosovo are able to spot in Croatia. Quite a lot of cars from Iceland (in comparison with number of its inhabitants) I've seen in Poland. From Man, Guernsey and Jersey - too. Those because of Polish immigrants around Europe.

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I remember a huge SUV (don't remember the model) with Russian plates struggling its way through the very narrow streets of Sirmione, on lake Garda...

A waitress at an ice cream shop in the old town was outraged and told me that she, not resident there (only employed) cannot enter the town with her teeny tiny car, and has to park - paying - very far away, while rich Russians come with their giant cars and can roam around the town paying nothing...
That's only due to legendary Russian respect to law and everyone else than themselves. It's a pity that I speak another Slavic language and sometimes while I'm abroad there are people starting speaking Russian to me (mostly in Italy ). Then I have to state strongly that I'm not Russian. But luckily due to my appearance people in southern countries often think that I'm German.

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Russians are coming with cars here in Croatia in the summer too. probably it is more aadventure than flying for them.
There are also plenty of them at the left lane of A1 motorway in Upper Silesia. The same with Ukraine. All around the year, but mostly in summer while heading Croatia and in winter while heading Austria and Italy.

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I just spotted a car registered in Moscow (777 Oblast) in Cascais, west of Lisbon, Portugal. That'a a long drive...
It's not certain that from Moscow: some time after stealing Crimean peninsula by Russians plates with that code were issued there. Then the only codes being used in Moscow were 77, 97, 177 and 197.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 01:43 AM   #36163
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...ates_of_Russia

Accrording to Wikipedia, 777 belongs to Moscow, Crimean code is 82.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:34 PM   #36164
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Talked about PSA's automatic gearboxes a few days ago, I decided to take a testdrive with current Citroen C4 Picasso. Luckily, dealer I've met has two and both with automatic gearboxes - 1.2 THP 130 HP and 1.6 165 HP. I've chosen the second, which is actually brand new and had just 61 km at odometer when I sit next to control panel. To be honest, that's how I imagine the perfect car for my mother and I hope it will be that one chosen. The gearbox isn't as smooth and fast as VW's DSG, but also it's not like old tiptronics and probably less problematic than dual-clutch ones. But the whole car is very functional and spacious, while its outside dimensions are smaller than those of ordinary compact SUV. One can buy a well-equipped 2.0 HDI 150 HP with automatic gearbox for about 100,000 PLN, which is approx. €23,000.

italystf - someone deleted my posts about that, which might seem to be controversial, but I remember well that very first Russian plates in Crimea had a 777 code.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #36165
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Wow, the Citroën C4 Picasso 2.0 HDi version with automatic gearbox starts at € 35,000 with the 'Live' trim in the Netherlands.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #36166
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Maybe due to taxation, but it's not new that brand new cars are cheaper in Poland than in Western countries: quite many Germans buy their new cars in Poland. There was even some boom of them after wreck donations were introduced.

The 'More Life' version, with red pearl paint, GPS system, parktronics at both sides, without parking camera and lane assistant, 2.0 HDI aut. was priced to me by dealer's employee for 106,000 PLN and with full insurance for just 1 PLN (which actually would be cca 5,000 PLN worth).
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- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #36167
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it seems that in PL you have special edition More Life with special prices.

here in HR you can buy 2.0 HDi only with Exclusive equipment, and it costs almost 30.000€ with manual transmition.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #36168
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Greetings from Oslo, Norway!

Just on my short walk from the metro station to the hotel I've seen 8 Tesla cars in the streets, plus 3 parked. Before today, I've only seen 2.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 10:38 PM   #36169
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Yeah, that's Norwegian cities for you Outside of the cities you'll see much fewer on the road.

Electric vehicles are heavily incentivized in Norway, not only are there no registration fees and road taxes, they are also exempt from tolls, parking fees and can drive on bus lanes. On some motorways the bus lane is full with electric cars during rush hour.

They're talking about scaling the incentives back though, it costs too much money. Though it would cause a serious increase in congestion if bus/shoulder lanes on motorways cannot be used by electric cars anymore, they basically function as 30% additional capacity.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 10:40 PM   #36170
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Tesla sales has slowed down in Norway because the exchange rate Krřne : USD increased some 25% since 2014.
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Old May 8th, 2017, 11:37 AM   #36171
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Wow, the Citroën C4 Picasso 2.0 HDi version with automatic gearbox starts at € 35,000 with the 'Live' trim in the Netherlands.
Cheaper in Finland, 34998.89 euros only.
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Old May 8th, 2017, 07:45 PM   #36172
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I am about to put down our 16 years old dog due to severe seizures. Do you have any experiences with that? It is quite difficult.
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Only in case of our elder cat. The only thing that should be taken into account in that case is to keep the pet from pain, if there is no chance to recovery, then it should not suffer the sickness any longer. Sad but true.
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- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
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Only in case of our elder cat. The only thing that should be taken into account in that case is to keep the pet from pain, if there is no chance to recovery, then it should not suffer the sickness any longer. Sad but true.
Yeah, that's life.... The death would happen anyway....
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Spoil it on forehand and take a good friend (can be partner or family) of yours with you to the vet as emotional support. That's all you can do.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 09:03 AM   #36177
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I am about to put down our 16 years old dog due to severe seizures. Do you have any experiences with that? It is quite difficult.
Our dog had to be euthanasied already at age of only 5 years due to severe seizures that began about two years earlier. Various medications didn't help much. 16 years is really a great age for a dog.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 09:57 AM   #36178
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Ours lived since February 2001 till July 2016 and, to be honest, I still miss it (or him actually) so much. Died naturally, and was quite big dog, as its/his mum was a Caucasian Shepherd Dog and dad - German Shepherd Dog.

Luckily I have those two currently and I find it the best remedy for pain after loss of my best friend.





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Newest artificial lake in southern Poland is slowly filling up with water. Check out some nice serpentine roads around the lake as well.

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