Re: Back from Europe
when i was over in europe at christmas, we had an opel merriva turbo deisel in italy and a 1.6 focus in england. the opel was by far the better car, like a mini mpv. cruised on 160kmh on the italian motorways with no problem, and a surprising amount of get up and go. the focus was gutless. and i cracked my shin badly getting into the thing >:-(
by far the most popular vehicle in paris and rome was the smart car. once you see the space limitations and the price of fuel in these cities, you can understand why people drive them. they are short enough to be reversed up to the kerb.
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.
Weapons of rice destruction
2002 Ford Falcon AU3 XR6
1985 Ford Sierra XR4i
1980 Ford Escort RS2000