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    Well, we had some snow and ice the past week in the birth-place of hot, glazed, Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  When driving on the roads with both snow and ice I felt very safe.  The only time I...
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    I recently dropped my keys, several times, on a hard surface.  Since these incidents I find it hard (though not impossible) to put my key into the ignition and to get it out.  Did this...
  3. Thread: Clock puzzle

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    Folks

    Try hard as I may I was not able to set the clock.  I would twist the knob clockwise and hold it for a few seconds, and still the AM/PM indicator would not come up allowing me to change...
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    Thanks Pat!  

     The black book cites a value that is at least a thousad dollars more than what I had in my mind.  Furthermore, the value cited  does not even take into account...
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    I am thinking of selling my XC70 to ease my cash flow problems in building a new home.  But I have no idea how much I can expect.   The car has 7K miles on it.  It is nautic...
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    The time given is based on the route chosen by the navigation system, and (perhaps) the expected traffic on that route.  As you take the route the time to destination is recalculated, and is...
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    Moscow will not be covered.  Period.  An additional insurance will be necessary.

    Getting a visa to travel in Russia is easier said than done.  Communism is gone but the bureaucracy...
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    It is pretty dark during December with daylight from say 10:30am to about 2pm.   The temperatures in the dead of the night could be around 10F, though it could go lower.   During the day it...
  9. Thread: Pay toilets?

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    In most places it is 2Kr and the futuristic one I talked about cost 5Kr.    At todays rates these would be the equivalent of a 25cents and 75cents respectively.

    An additional tip re:...
  10. Thread: Pay toilets?

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    Public toilets in Europe (not just in Sweden) are pay toilets.   These are in open areas near historic, tourist places.   On the plus side these toilets are kept meticulously clean -- which...
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Prepo @ Aug. 20 2003,10:51)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I don&#39;t want to be condescending and state...
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (littlewaywelt @ Aug. 19 2003,10:57)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Have you tried any of the other...
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (littlewaywelt @ Aug. 19 2003,10:36)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Have you tried the charger in...
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    I plugged in my cell phone charger into 12V outlet, but the cell phone just does &nbsp;not pick up charge. &nbsp; Before taking the car to the dealer I thought I would query this forum....
  15. Thread: Currency?

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    There might be tourist places in Stockholm or Gothenburg that might take euros, but USD bills are not likely to be accepted. &nbsp;

    There was a slew of messages on using ATMs in Sweden. &nbsp;I...
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    I expect to visit the Stockholm-Uppsala area of Sweden by the end of this year. &nbsp;I intend to pick up a foglight and a headlight cover for myself from the Volvo store. &nbsp;I can&#39;t get FDC...
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    Thanks Barry. &nbsp;Got the necessary part number.

    Purush
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    Folks

    I remember someone (Barry Sharp?) mentioning buying Fog light protector while in Sweden -- a part that is not available in the US. &nbsp; &nbsp;Could someone tell me what the part number...
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    I am told that 2003-1 DVD map has been available since April 2003. Does anyone have it in their car? Has anyone who had a 2002-1 map upgraded theirs for a 2003 map? If so, is there a...
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    DocVolvo

    If you insist on picking up your car the same day you arrive, FDC has a shower that you can make use (and Barry will attest to my statement)...
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    In June the sun hardly sets. &nbsp;In August you can expect the sun to set around 9:00pm and the sun to rise around 5:00am.
    These days it sets at 9:41pm and rises at 4:42am.

    purush
  22. Thread: Xc70 mpg

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (budrichard @ July 20 2003,09:42)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">580 miles Friday, the majority at 80mph...
  23. Thread: Finally !

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (barrysharp @ July 17 2003,11:22)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I&#39;ve noticed that the fuel filler lid...
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    Kersti

    I have a couple of those white spots too. &nbsp;I took the car in and was told that it is the result of small stones hitting the car. &nbsp; The shop helped me with a touch-up paint....
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    These days I notice that when the engine is warm the shift from P-to-R is smooth and the gear does not overshoot. So, basically, I have the stick overshhot from P to N only in the mornings when the...
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