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#262

One way to distinguish between both is the headlights. You can see that the C class has one strip going down the headlight, but the E class has two. Small detail, but it really helps out for me


#263

Something slightly different, but on-topic since this is about confessions and guilty car pleasures right? So here’s one:

I ragged the hell out of my hire car:

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driving through a Slovenian mountain pass:

in order to meat meet Mr Žnopresk himself, @NormanVauxhall (selfies not included)

I was a little ambitious in my target and had a tight schedule, and because I was staying in Triglav National Park which is lovely but also very out of the way, all of it was on these tiny roads you could barely squeeze a B seg on while hurtling around blind corners and hairpins hoping you didn’t plow into a car/van/cyclist/pedestrian/tractor or fly off the edge off a cliff/into a tree/into a house.

Forty kilometers of this stuff be like Initial D Rally yeeeee boi

The gradients were also quite steep, the poor 0.9L 3-pot could barely handle the uphill. The downhill, however, was pure left-foot braking, heel-toe downshift Eurobeat Intensifies. It’s not speeding if you don’t actually break the posted speed limit, right? But the real trick is doing the posted speed limit around a hairpin!

Without the immediate threat of wrapping oneself around a tree or flying off into a gorge, the view was spectacular.

The village of Kneža, from the road above

All-in-all, the mission was successful, I was back home in time for tea, and the car was none the worse for wear (I won’t mention anything about the slightly cooked brakes). And I know how many people here speak of the joys of the mountain pass. But it was a bit reckless, hence a guilty pleasure.


#264

Hehe I ninja’d you on that one;)


#265

Oh shit I didn’t realize lol


#266

Buick


#267

If you ever go visit Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming/Montana USA, I highly suggest you drive US212 Beartooth Highway. I get the sense you would have a lot of fun :smirk:.


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Not only is it switchbacks and hairpins galore but the view is so jaw-dropping beautiful that it practically shouldn’t be allowed.


#268

Saving in a list of locations to visit in the USA intensifies