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    Haven't fully checked yet, but well over 3000 km....

    Haven't fully checked yet, but well over 3000 km. The longest section will be around 1000 km, but with 2 drivers and full highway driving it is well doable.
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    Yup. Meanwhile we are planning another big trip...

    Yup.
    Meanwhile we are planning another big trip with the Subaru: from Warsaw via Bremen and North-Netherlands to Enschede (project meeting), then on to Belgium (family visit) and then back via...
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    Picked up the car on Friday. Still very...

    Picked up the car on Friday.
    Still very apologetic, and I have the impression relieved no accident happened because of their error. The excuse as to how it happened is a bit weak: they did not...
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    new car blog with very nice article

    There is a new car blog, https://www.theautopian.com/ , started by two former Jalopnik writers. They seem to have gathered a nice group of writers/people, and they posted a very interesting article...
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    Big mess at the VW garage... I went on Friday...

    Big mess at the VW garage...

    I went on Friday for annual maintenance and mandatory technical check (and I asked them to check the rear wiper). They did not have time any more for the technical...
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    Yes. A couple of years after that, I was in a...

    Yes. A couple of years after that, I was in a different school, and some bullies tried to pick on me. I did not want to go through it again and managed to end it before it started by holding the...
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    I did not know either, but I look at it...

    I did not know either, but I look at it differently...

    The hair-loss is generally a topic that is very sensitive, esp. to women, and it was known she was depressed over it. That immediately makes...
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    Oscars... the punch...

    I know not many people will read this, but I want to write it somewhere.

    In the whole Smith-Rock saga, I feel everyone seems to forget how much words can hurt. Of course slapping a person is not...
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    Interesting EV-price dilemma:...

    Interesting EV-price dilemma:
    https://jalopnik.com/ev-prices-are-trending-in-the-wrong-direction-1848722277


    According to that article, it would be better to buy an EV sooner than later... but...
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    First dent.... :( Looks like it is from a...

    First dent.... :( Looks like it is from a car-door that was slammed into the side of our car. Quite a deep dent in the panel surrounding the front-right wheel... A bit of a weird location, but I...
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    A cold start (at near 0 temperatures), after a...

    A cold start (at near 0 temperatures), after a couple of days parked in temperatures that reach -7, followed by a city drive in traffic with plenty stops for red lights will always consume much. :)...
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    Trying to get some estimates on fuel usages... At...

    Trying to get some estimates on fuel usages... At the moment still difficult as we are doing quite short trips (<15-20 km) of city driving, each time after several days of leaving the car (below 0 at...
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    Congrats! Best of luck!

    Congrats! Best of luck!
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    Made the change to summer tyres this morning. We...

    Made the change to summer tyres this morning. We went to the dealer as the set of tyres came from them (they were added as a promo when we got the car), to be sure that if there would be anything...
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    Probably... but my wife and I work at the same...

    Probably... but my wife and I work at the same place, so it is already the two of us. And we go quite in an opposite direction than most people (we live in the centre, the research institute is just...
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    Managed to regenerate the filter. After the light...

    Managed to regenerate the filter. After the light went on, I drove another 15 km in traffic jams so I could not do it (and I did not know what to do). The next ~15km drive gave me some opportunities,...
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    I agree... To me it is interesting that NATO...

    I agree... To me it is interesting that NATO countries are supplying weapons, quite advanced ones at that (air-defence missiles and so on), but somehow planes are treated differently... It is all...
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    I always forget this commodity aspect where...

    I always forget this commodity aspect where supply is lowered to meet the lowered demand in order to maintain the profit... :)
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    Can I have a stupid question... How come that,...

    Can I have a stupid question... How come that, when US bans/stops importing fuel from Russia, fuel prices in Europe increase?

    We just fuelled at 6.9 PLN/litre (1.42 EUR), which is an increase from...
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    And we've discovered the gas particulate...

    And we've discovered the gas particulate filter...

    In EU, cars from 2017 (or 2018) that have direct fuel injection are mandated to have a gas particulate filter which filters and neutralizes...
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    Slight digression... if I may... Is RAID-5 or 6...

    Slight digression... if I may... Is RAID-5 or 6 still ok with disks that are bigger than 4-8 TB?
    I read that the typical "Non-recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read", which is in said to up up to...
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    It is amazing to see how grip disappears...

    It is amazing to see how grip disappears suddenly. At 30kph you have grip, at 32kph (same exercise: same location and conditions) you don't have grip. We did all the exercises with our car and all...
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    Me and my wife both got sick last week (she on...

    Me and my wife both got sick last week (she on Sunday, I on Monday). Runny noise, feverish feeling, headache, ... To me it feels like a bad cold, but I've heard people with the same symptoms that...
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    In Poland, the XV comes only with a CVT and...

    In Poland, the XV comes only with a CVT and electronic handbrake. It may differ in different markets (US version exists in manual with manual handbrake, they also have different engines that are not...
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    This weekend we went on a driving skill course,...

    This weekend we went on a driving skill course, provided Subaru Poland (you get it when you buy a new car).

    It was great fun, and I highly recommend it to anyone. We had icy conditions, which...
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