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On the road again…

On the road again...

Haven’t been around for a while. Hello world 🙂

A lot of things happened in those few weeks, but two main events belong to the world of cars.

Cars, yeah. Kauppalehti wrote on the Finns’ fave cars in January this year. Much of this list was just what I expected, however some items were a surprise, like, say, KIA or NISSAN QASHQAI. These are rare in Vaasa. But if we consider the whole of Finland then maybe… It’s like an old joke about the average temperature of patients in a hospital – you know, it’ll most likely be 36,6C 😀

TOP 15 Finland in December 2008
1.VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 6411
2. SKODA OCTAVIA 5675
3. TOYOTA COROLLA 5164
4. KIA CEED 5127
5. FORD FOCUS 4373
6. VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4193
7. TOYOTA AVENSIS 3758
8. TOYOTA AURIS 3458
9. TOYOTA YARIS 3398
10. VOLVO V70 3352
11. MAZDA 6 3044
12. AUDI A4 3020
13. FORD MONDEO 2893
14. NISSAN QASHQAI 2763
15. HONDA CR-V 2374

Hint: pay your attention to no. 10 😉

Also this year, Hesari published a very interesting review of Finland’s favorite automobiles over a vast span of time. What do we see? Another Volvo!

Okay, no more guessing.

We bought a Big Black Volvo. It’s Californication Finlandization, the next step being probably to buy Marimekko outfits 😀

Around the same time I passed through the 2nd course at the traffic school (in Finland, it’s additional to the main course, takes place after a temporary driver’s license holder has driven 1.5 years without fines, and includes a slippery road test, a night drive test, a downtown drive test, and a few lectures on safe and economical driving) and am to receive my permanent driver’s license in a week or so when the local police gets it ready.

Two alcohol free ciders and a bottle of Chile red wine were  drunk in honor of the news. The ciders were mine because after that I drove the Volvo through the pouring rain 40 km from Björkö to Suvilahti. Hoping this distance would grow longer as I gain experience.

And pls don’t say these are men’s toys only 😀

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