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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15950 on: January 13, 2019, 01:43:07 pm »
Electric cars are becoming popular, but I'm not sure I'd get one at this point.  If this car also lasts 15 years, I'll only be 65.  If I'm still able to drive at that point (I'm assuming I would be, my dad is 80 and still is driving, but only during daylight hours) perhaps the next car will be electric.

Or perhaps you won't need a car by then. I keep hearing that self-driving cars are going to be common any day now. And when they are, I assume some will operate like Uber only cheaper because there's no driver to pay. You summon one with your phone, have it take you to work (or wherever) and summon another to go home.

I'm looking forward to that day and to saying bye-bye to car ownership and all of its hassles. Not to mention the massive amount of real estate occupied by parking lots, parking ramps and garages.





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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15951 on: January 13, 2019, 04:13:18 pm »
Electric cars are becoming popular, but I'm not sure I'd get one at this point.  If this car also lasts 15 years, I'll only be 65.  If I'm still able to drive at that point (I'm assuming I would be, my dad is 80 and still is driving, but only during daylight hours) perhaps the next car will be electric.
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I turn 75 in March so have to renew my licence. In NZ driving licences last 10 years but they only gave me a licence for 9 years when I moved here in 2010. I have to go for a medical but do not expect any problems. I  will then have a licence for another 5 years.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15952 on: January 14, 2019, 01:11:36 pm »




I like the look of it. A lot! It's a beauty!
And it reminds me of previous car, that I had until November, a Hyundai Tuscon.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15953 on: January 14, 2019, 01:31:50 pm »
But functionally, it's fine, and still has low miles (90,000) for its age (10 years). I believe that's less than Chrissi said she drives in a year! In Europe, where gas is probably still kind of expensive.

I drive roughly 12 000 miles a year. A far way from 90 000. Maybe you misread it as 120 000 in that FB post? Or maybe I accidentally slipped in an additional zero?


Anyway, I just bought a new car last November. A Toyota Auris Hybrid. I'm very happy with it. It's smaller than my previous Hyundai, which gives me the possibility to rent a lot in the parking garage across my workplace, which I did. I've had the parking spot for three days so far and I love it!
And I totally love the hybrid. It really saves me quite some gas. Katherine is right, gas is expensive in Europe. Currently 5,62$ per gallon.

Here's my new drive:

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15954 on: January 14, 2019, 06:03:07 pm »
I drive roughly 12 000 miles a year. A far way from 90 000. Maybe you misread it as 120 000 in that FB post? Or maybe I accidentally slipped in an additional zero?


Anyway, I just bought a new car last November. A Toyota Auris Hybrid. I'm very happy with it. It's smaller than my previous Hyundai, which gives me the possibility to rent a lot in the parking garage across my workplace, which I did. I've had the parking spot for three days so far and I love it!
And I totally love the hybrid. It really saves me quite some gas. Katherine is right, gas is expensive in Europe. Currently 5,62$ per gallon.

Here's my new drive:

Well, now I'm more confused than ever!  :laugh:  Maybe because you left a space, I think, where here we would use a comma. But anyway, my car is 10 years old and has 90,000 miles on the odometer, meaning it has been driven just under 10,000 miles a year. I think the average here might be 15,000.

Last time I looked, gas here was about $2.20 a gallon.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15955 on: January 14, 2019, 06:10:53 pm »
90,000 miles in a year would be nearly 250 miles a day!!  :o
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15956 on: January 14, 2019, 06:24:44 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.





Weekends pass too quickly!!!!

Today was a little busy, but things seemed to fall into place, and I was able to leave on time.

I took some of the stuff to the office for the birthday lunch tomorrow, the plates, some spreads, chips and rolls.  Tomorrow I'll be getting the cold cuts on the way to work.   I'm also going to buy some cookies to take to bowling.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15957 on: January 14, 2019, 06:29:12 pm »
Or perhaps you won't need a car by then. I keep hearing that self-driving cars are going to be common any day now. And when they are, I assume some will operate like Uber only cheaper because there's no driver to pay. You summon one with your phone, have it take you to work (or wherever) and summon another to go home.

I'm looking forward to that day and to saying bye-bye to car ownership and all of its hassles. Not to mention the massive amount of real estate occupied by parking lots, parking ramps and garages.

I'm not sure I'd trust those self-driving cars.  It would take a big leap of faith for me to get into one of those.

LOL     I turn 75 in March so have to renew my licence. In NZ driving licences last 10 years but they only gave me a licence for 9 years when I moved here in 2010. I have to go for a medical but do not expect any problems. I  will then have a licence for another 5 years.

Ten years, that's a long time.  I think in the US driver's licenses are renewed every 3 years or so.

I drive roughly 12 000 miles a year. A far way from 90 000. Maybe you misread it as 120 000 in that FB post? Or maybe I accidentally slipped in an additional zero?


Anyway, I just bought a new car last November. A Toyota Auris Hybrid. I'm very happy with it. It's smaller than my previous Hyundai, which gives me the possibility to rent a lot in the parking garage across my workplace, which I did. I've had the parking spot for three days so far and I love it!   And I totally love the hybrid. It really saves me quite some gas. Katherine is right, gas is expensive in Europe. Currently 5,62$ per gallon.

Here's my new drive:

Oh, she's a beauty!  Good luck with her!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15958 on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:16 pm »
I'm not sure I'd trust those self-driving cars.  It would take a big leap of faith for me to get into one of those.

Well, they've driven millions of miles in them and so far the accident rate is far, far lower than it is with human drivers. One article I saw said the biggest fear with self-driving cars is that they're so safe there'll be a shortage of organ donations!  :o




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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15959 on: January 14, 2019, 11:26:50 pm »
90,000 miles in a year would be nearly 250 miles a day!!  :o

I guess it would be possible if you commuted to work about five hours round trip, every day.  :-\