The shipping part is interesting. But accommodating? As long as you don’t go to North Korea or similar there is little to accommodate. Visit Wikipedia or similar for local laws, use your head at a potential traffic stop and don’t behave like an asshole and you’ll be fine with your foreign plated car. Especially if you…
It is an interesting read though. First timer tries to avoid appropriate first timer car, finds a more advanced car yet said first timer still drives like a first timer.
My 205 has Pininfarina badges though, so a mild Italian touch was certainly there.
I guess it’s a combination of the crossover apocalypse and Ford’s strategy to sell the same car globally. By doing the latter you end up with a watered down vehicle that is less competitive in a specific market. As such, the current Mondeo isn't as good as the previous one was, so it makes sense it falls behind the…
These two pictures were sadly lacking.
Other than beer? Very shitty wifi connection, especially with 16 people and a few laptops on one little router.
I noticed this as well. I do appreciate the early post though, apparently everyone one else is taking their time.
Yesterday I paid both €1.819 (the Netherlands, expensive highway gas station) and €1.269 (Luxemburg) for a liter of gasoline.
I agree. I can certainly drive a slower car safely, but I wouldn’t to own a daily driver anymore that is slower than 10 seconds 0-60.
Nah, return home on Friday/Saturday.
I’ll take you with me to France, to the oppomeet. I’m half an hour from you right now. We leave tomorrow. Convertible top will be open, heated seats will be switched on.
I use the injectors from a Volvo S80 in my 1987 Peugeot 205 CTi. Good enough, right?
To each their own obviously, and I wouldn’t want to drive the rental spec engine in a subcompact either. It’s objectively ‘enough’ in most cases, but more power in this case is certainly better. Most of the cars in this class (C3 included) are luckily sold with engines offering a lot (percentage wise) more power than…
Having never driven a C3, I can’t comment on most things. However, regarding the power: this is competitive in its class. The 50 hp for the base engine you mentioned is kW instead (50 kW, 68 hp), and is actually more than what a base Fiesta offered back then (48 kW, 65 hp). All while weighing (very marginally) less…
Fair enough. Living in Europe I never see those Mastodons, the biggest class of crossover that you see here is the class the X5 belongs to. Which is a fat hatch.
I’m rather shocked by the comments here. It’s as if I’m reading YouTube comments. People comparing this to 2018 Camries and to Vipers. Just because you can make the comparison doesn’t mean it’s relevant.
Come on, stop stalking the guy. This Lancia really is a cool car, even when it's at least $10k overpriced and thus CP.
The Thema itself was available with a 2.0T as well, and if I'm not mistaken that was faster than the V8. But did it sound as good?
I would argue the crossover is the hatchback, the hatchback is the crossover. Wagons tend to have a lot more horizontal space and rear overhang than a crossover in the same class. Just compare that Kuga/Escape above with the hatch and wagon versions of the new gen Focus.