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Old July 31st, 2009, 01:36 PM   #5141
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"kurva" means bitch in hungarian...
Seems the word has similar meaning in all Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria it means the same.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 01:54 PM   #5142
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also it means '****' as a sweaword (and it's written 'kurwa'), not only to describe prostitute in vulgar way, I think it's a common word for slavic languages though
Well, definetly not in Russia. Russian very common swearword is "suka" ("********************************"), which means the same as "kurwa".
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Old July 31st, 2009, 06:35 PM   #5143
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Seems the word has similar meaning in all Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria it means the same.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:00 PM   #5144
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I had to count pedestrians in a small town today, so basically watching people 4 hours straight. Quite boring, but you'll see some interesting things, like terror youth who spend too much money on the audio installation of their Renault Clio, and like to go full volume on a market square...

But what I most noticed was the amount of overweight people! Man my guess was that at least 60 - 70% was overweight, and probably around 10% really obese, with a waist of at least 1.2 meters. (estimate).
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:22 PM   #5145
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Same in UK, really cheap junk food
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:23 PM   #5146
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It's not cheap in NL... generally, I can make dinner for one for around € 1 at home. One Big Mac and a small portion of fries is already € 5.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:25 PM   #5147
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On the other hand, when compared to going to a restaurant or lunchroom it is cheap.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:28 PM   #5148
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I saw a Renault Avantime yesterday, these are quite rare, not many were sold. Only 8450 were build of these.


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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:30 PM   #5149
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:07 PM   #5150
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Some like successor of Safrane ?
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:17 PM   #5151
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Some like successor of Safrane ?
no. it was extravagant founder of new class - coupe MPV. i think it was developed by Matra. i was in love with that car whenm it appeared. it became rare, although i used to see them
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:18 PM   #5152
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Just like the Vel Satis... also a rare car. The French went a bit weird when they introduced these cars... very unusual design.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:44 PM   #5153
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ok, Vel Satis is more often than Avantime, but also rare, indeed
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Old August 1st, 2009, 06:17 AM   #5154
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Talking about cars. Has anyone ever seen a Toyota Fortuner SUV in Europe?

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This is by far the most popular SUV in Thailand where it can be seen on every corner and every street. It is only made for some Asian, S.American (NOT N.American) and African markets. I have never seen Fortuner anywhere in Europe except of this one in Vilnius a couple of weeks ago. It has Lithuanian number plates too. What an exotic model for us here! Lithuanians seem to find ways of getting cars they want... It is normal to see models dedicated to American market in Lithuania however I did not expect to see such imports from Asia (as this Toyota probably is)...

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Old August 1st, 2009, 09:03 AM   #5155
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I saw a Renault Avantime yesterday, these are quite rare, not many were sold. Only 8450 were build of these.
Somehow i think Renault is getting worse and worse. Why so many sharp angles and rude lines...?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:57 AM   #5156
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Is it me, or are pickups and big SUV's more common in Europe? I mean vehicles like the Toyota Tundra, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Patrol, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford F-250, are all cars that I see regular on the roads... They're not all over the roads, but certainly not rare.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM   #5157
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Maybe they are common in the Netherlands? I personally hate pick up trucks because the people who drive them are *******s.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:06 PM   #5158
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What's wrong with pick up trucks? It's an extremely convenient and practical transportation. If I was a farmer and lived in a countryside, having one would be a default option.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:13 PM   #5159
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I don't like pickups and SUV's because you can't see a damn thing what's in front of you. The only way to solve this is to buy an SUV too

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Maybe they are common in the Netherlands? I personally hate pick up trucks because the people who drive them are *******s.
They are common in the more rural areas... I don't see much cars bigger than an MPV (like Chrysler Voyager, Seat Alhambra, Pontiac Trans Sport) in the cities here.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:23 PM   #5160
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There are less SUVs around here than years ago, which is good.
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