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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2016, 12:07:26 AM »
Now back in Korea...
I did not know Ford made so many things :)


like this too


And since I now know a about moomins.. I wondered how much they cost in Korea... about 7000 Won!!

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2016, 02:19:14 AM »
Hey Korea there are more colours than black white and silver !!!
Look a red one!!! Unicorn spotted!!

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2016, 08:06:41 PM »
Is that a trend over there? Mostly black, white and grey cars?

I guess if I think about it, Alberta is no different. Most cars here are those 3 colours as well...
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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2016, 03:35:57 AM »
remove taxi's & trucks (because most trucks are blue) ... and I would say 95 % of all cars in Korea are white, black or silver.

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2016, 12:56:54 AM »
Now back in China again:
This a pretty typical .. we are going to go from 3 lanes to 5.
Squeeze the rt lane down to 50%,  and end the line markings in the transition... let the people do what they want... (really,  lane markings don't actually do anything in China anyway...) total waste of paint. & yes that's a Buick, very popular here... and yes the dotted line ends in the middle of the "new" lane...

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2016, 05:04:57 AM »
So after a quick week in Korea again, now in Japan...
Let's look at this right away... I walk out of the hotel... and there is this...


HEY SUBARU... I'll stop refreshing wifes' LGT wagon... if you send something to North America that we can replace it with, and stop tempting me!!

so yummy;;;





please....

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2016, 05:09:52 AM »
These seem to be all over the place... I assume they are locking parking spots... pay to get your car out... it looks like there is a locking plate/alarm thingy that flips up and down

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2016, 01:00:06 PM »
So I was in England last week, it seems a Sante Fe is a HUGE car... I just got into the last spot in the hotel parkade...

hmm photo bucket says its rotated... but its not, well I didnt have to park the car on its side, despite what the pic says....

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2016, 01:46:19 AM »
have been on the road way to much lately,
but here are a few tid bits:
get a little out of the bigger centers in mainland China, and these are the work horses..


you still see some of these, but 20 years ago when I was in China, they were everywhere:


the below was in shenzhen... seems there is no end of cool cars and money...
Bently's are like Subarus, right? always try to park beside one..


this MONSTER was parked outside my hotel... its even bigger in real life...


I dont know the make, it was still parked there in the am, , the two licence plates are for Hong Kong and China,,


If I had to have a minivan, Im thinking it would be one of these, Ive only seen them in RHD,, its a toyota called an ALPHARD and some of the trim levels are SUPER nice, Ive ridden in quite a few and they seem to have pretty good power too. I've also seen them labeled as VELLFIRE.. that's actually a kinda cool name.. for a minvan


and if your going to do soccer runs, your going to need the BIG dinner plates all around and 6 pot brembos up front.... "Honey, you know that down hill left hand turn on the way to soccer practice?, I was a little concerned you might over heat the brakes, so I just did a small upgrade to the minivan's brakes"... I took a close look they were real.. and brembos on the rears too.


oh and I like the cabs in Hong Kong too:
real honest cars, I hope its a straight six in these.. cause I would like one of these too :) (Toyota Crown, "comfort cab") they just look "right" in a Datsun 510 kinda way...


that's if for now, exit HK tomorrow.

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2016, 09:29:28 AM »
Ah you beat me to the punch for HK. 

Do the Vellfires/Alphards come with big brakes from factory?  It's not every time, but very often, I see them equipped with Brembos. 

My cousin has one and they're very nice on the inside too!
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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2016, 09:45:33 PM »
 re: Alphard/vellfire-not sure about the brake option, .. Im guessing its a dealer or factory option, ive seen so many with big dinner plates and large calipers.... more than I would expect if it was an "aftermarket upgrade"..

I did see this on the way to the train station this am... I like the plate!, maybe the owner won it :)


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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2016, 10:15:17 PM »
this MONSTER was parked outside my hotel... its even bigger in real life...
I dont know the make, it was still parked there in the am, , the two licence plates are for Hong Kong and China


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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2016, 03:52:14 AM »
I think if you arrived in that.... you have already...... arrived :)

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #63 on: December 19, 2016, 12:56:52 AM »
now back in Korea..
OK not car related, BUT...
this sign makes me laugh everytime I have to take the subway..
there is quite a few things that make people sad... and sweat from their heads..
and kissing makes TWO people sad...


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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2017, 11:06:27 PM »

going to stop trying to spot subarus in asia I think... sooooo rare.. this one in mainland china...

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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2017, 11:32:06 PM »
I love these babies you see in China... and they sound as tough as they look...
I wonder what the maintenance  log book looks like?

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« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2017, 11:40:50 PM »
I wonder what the maintenance  log book looks like?

8km - purchased
8888km - service 1
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Re: Motoring Related things in Korea & other areas 'close' by
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2017, 04:58:22 PM »
 I was thinking August 1954 bought
Sept 2000 oil change and 1 new tire
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« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2017, 08:59:34 PM »
44444km - died

Finally, something I get.
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« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2017, 09:42:52 PM »
Finally, something I get.
Yep after staying in lots of hotels with no 4th, or 14th floor. Me too.