Saturday, September 29, 2012


The "Euro Car" has been purchased!  We now have an official European car, the Volkswagen UP, which is only available in Europe.  This is a long way from my gas guzzling environment killer, a 1999 Chevy Suburban that was lifted, which got about 8 miles to the gallon.

The UP gets about 50 MPG, avoids all road taxes and only needs maintenance once a year.  Yeah, you heard it.  I only need to get an oil change once a year.  I had to ask the dealer three times to make sure I wasn't miss communicating. I asked the dealer, "Where do I go for regular maintenance "  He says, "bring it in next year."  Hmm...SoOO, What do I do when I need to get an oil change," He says, "bring it in next year and they'll do a full maintenace including oil change." "One more time..after 3000 miles, where do I go to change the oil."  Ok sir, "bring it in next year, you only need to do it once a year."

And, as many of you know, petrol is not cheap in Europe.  We are paying about 1.90 Euros/liter or about $8.75 USD/gallon.  Ouch!!  

By the way, buying a car at this dealership ,Avenu Auto Group, in Naarden was easier than buying an iPhone.  I didn't feel like I needed to take a bath after I got home from the dealer.  No under handed $300 or $2000 here and there. It was a very straight forward experience.

Now we wait for the Lexus (AKA Lexy), she'll be on a boat Monday and with us in 30 to 40 days.  La is done with these stick shifts in Holland.


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