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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 19-06-2017, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up A Very Warm Welcome to all new members & V40 owners

I've been away from a keyboard for quite a while... Semi retirement does have it's advantages
Australia is rather large & I am certainly not rich enough for a Sat phone!
If I'm honest, I rather enjoyed the peace & quiet of a silent, no reception phone
I've always enjoyed welcoming new members to V40 ownership & the forum but I have no doubt missed some in my absence
So... As the thread title says... Welcome!! I hope you are all having a great time getting to know your V40's
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 19-06-2017, 09:55 AM
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I don't know, it's alright for some

I did wonder where you'd gone, thought we'd driven you away (pardon the pun!).


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Wot? Australia large? You can drive around it in a working week and no traffic jams either, see-
http://www.caradvice.com.au/560245/a...record-broken/

Guess the V40 might not make it but give it a try why doncha?

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Funny you should say that ibmaxx!! It's close to the top of my bucket list!!
The only fly in the ointment is the boss... Definitely more 5 star than stargazer I'm afraid

No real surprise those guys took a Landcruiser... Kings of the outback over here & I was mighty impressed with the one I just spent time in.
The terrain those things can conquer in the right hands (not mine) is simply amazing!
Which brings me to another fly in my "see more of Oz" ointment... Cost!
The cruiser my mate owns with all the kit he has added is well north of $120K
There is just no way I'm getting THAT past the Treasury while keeping the V40

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The top of my bucket list was the Polestar so check that one off. Had to hand over the keys to the V40 CC to Mrs ibmaxx but we both drive both cars so what the heck.

I tip the hat on my bald head to that crew that circumnavigated Oz. Distances there are indeed vast and since I lived in Brisbane most of my working life I know a little of the 'lucky country'. Just know that NZ is equally lucky and if I had enough dough would spend 6 months a year in Cairns and 6 months here right in the glorious BOI.

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I would love to visit Oz at some point but money is tight and I don't have a passport yet (it's £80, takes a lot of consideration you know )and if I had the money and time I'd love to tour it but put it this way; I think from
Home to Scotland is far enough let alone the distances you have over there!


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