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    The automatic gearbox of the CX-30 felt fine, but...

    The automatic gearbox of the CX-30 felt fine, but reviewers seem to comment it is a bit old-fashioned compared to many other manufacturers (DCT, DSG, 7-8 gear, ...). Doesn't mean it is bad though. :)...
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    It is interesting to compare Belgium and Poland....

    It is interesting to compare Belgium and Poland. Currently, Belgium has much more cases proportionally than Poland, but Poland has much more deaths proportionally. And Belgium has a much higher rate...
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    Just bear in mind that these are just our...

    Just bear in mind that these are just our opinions. We have a bit weird requirements: good in city, silent on highway, comfortable; mainly for two people. I don't care about "sportiveness" or big...
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    We went to Toyota... Yaris Cross looks quite big...

    We went to Toyota... Yaris Cross looks quite big but not exactly what we are looking for (it is more a big city car, but less for highway driving). Corolla was quite low, and a very weird trunk (the...
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    He is back home, quite well. :) Meanwhile, new...

    He is back home, quite well. :)

    Meanwhile, new variant of concern: WHO names the B.1.1.529 Covid variant Omicron, designates it as 'variant of concern'.

    It already surfaced in Belgium (probably...
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    Quick update: he tested negative for covid in the...

    Quick update: he tested negative for covid in the emergency room, and was not taken to the covid-department. The doctors say that a high fever-spike often happens near the end of a covid infection. ...
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    My father was taken to hospital with very high...

    My father was taken to hospital with very high fever. The doctor suspects a secondary infection... :(
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    The main issue could be in Belgium. And those are...

    The main issue could be in Belgium. And those are huge detours... Still, we'll see how it evolves. More and more events are cancelled in Belgium and restrictions are tightened. For sure we will wait...
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    Mine just suddenly failed... First one warranted...

    Mine just suddenly failed... First one warranted a call to VW assistance, the second one failed just as we were leaving the VW service after replacing the first one and the third one about three...
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    This is hitting too close to home... Yesterday...

    This is hitting too close to home... Yesterday the 6-year old daughter of my best friend in Belgium was admitted to the hospital with Covid. They were in quarantine since a few days after an...
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    I'm just wondering if getting an ignition coil......

    I'm just wondering if getting an ignition coil... In the last two years, three ignition coils failed. On two occasions I was close to a VW dealer and manage to limp there, but one time we needed the...
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    Thanks guys. It looks like my father has passed...

    Thanks guys. It looks like my father has passed the worst. On two occasions he had very high fever, also stomach problems, etc. Now he is just extremely tired and weak, and occasionally has mild...
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    I fully trust the Polo to take us there and back:...

    I fully trust the Polo to take us there and back: I have a bottle of oil, it has quite new tires and battery. I'm not sure I would trust a used shitbox to the same extent. :)
    Still, if we are...
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    Well, this became much more relevant and...

    Well, this became much more relevant and urgent... Both my parents tested positive for Covid (I posted it in the Covid thread), even though they are both always careful: masks, disinfection, avoiding...
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    Both my parents tested positive...:( We were...

    Both my parents tested positive...:(
    We were scheduled to fly there from Berlin (following a project meeting in Potsdam), but my father was sick (had a negative covid selftest) and my mother...
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    The car does not have to be 4x4 (I don't intend...

    The car does not have to be 4x4 (I don't intend to offroad), but it would be nice to have in winter - especially now that we are considering driving to Belgium in winter, before we just avoided that....
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    Just had a test-drive with a Subaru XV (in the...

    Just had a test-drive with a Subaru XV (in the US, this is the CrossTrek)... It was very comfortable, and silent. You completely did not feel the bad road surface and it was very light to steer. The...
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    Just heard a story of a friend of my in-laws. ...

    Just heard a story of a friend of my in-laws.
    He got a Kia Sportage 2019 second hand, and something broke. When trying to get it fixed under warranty, he learned the car has no warranty. It turns...
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    Congrats! Not sure how long you were...

    Congrats!


    Not sure how long you were missing... I got married (last year July, in the middle of pandemic - party is still to come)... finished habilitation (I think it is also know as "doctor of...
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    That is not the point UtwigMU is making... Tesla...

    That is not the point UtwigMU is making... Tesla is worth more than VW, Toyota, GM and Stellantis combined. Now suppose Tesla manages overnight to replace all of these brands, then Tesla would be...
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    My parents don't have leather seats... :) With my...

    My parents don't have leather seats... :) With my back problems, comfort is very important. I would even consider changing the seat to e.g. an ergonomic Recaro if the second hand car would be a good...
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    Maybe... but it would have to hold out till...

    Maybe... but it would have to hold out till 2030... at least... I'm always worried about buying another persons problems... I know people that had good experiences with second hand cars, but most...
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    edit: Sorry, misread your post... Yes, little...

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    Sorry, misread your post... Yes, little residual value is realistic... Just seems a bit annoying... been driving an old car for quite some time (got the Polo when it was new), and then now...
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    I'm not considering diesel at all. :) I would...

    I'm not considering diesel at all. :)

    I would hope that by 2030 EV infrastructure is sufficient, but am not too convinced. My bigger worry would be if I would need to buy a car in e.g. 2025,...
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    Just to revive this thread: we are planning...

    Just to revive this thread: we are planning another car-trip to Belgium. So I decided to check up on low emission zones, etc., as in Belgium it is necessary to register for these low emission zones....
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