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Old 05-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thanks. Make sure you post some happy snaps when you get a chance.
Will do, although I got the E90 two days ago. It's a bit of a step-down from my '08 E92 335i, but I've recently retired and my auto needs have changed. It's fine for me...although the first 'auto transmission' that I've had in a while (or 4-door). Having to control my left foot you know. In the U.S. a fairly well equipped E90 328i will sell for about $36 - 39,000 U.S. (I hear it's more in Australia). Hope you're not affected by all the natural disasters in Australia...what a tragedy.

I've a good friend in Sydney (work colleague). I was in Australia in the 70's...and watched the opera house being constructed (a bit over budget I hear)...a marevelous experience and I enjoyed the hospitality of the Australian people...they're wonderful!
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I have a friend here with a 335i, but I am not sure what year it is, he loves it though.

The closest disaster I have been personally involved with was the bushfires which ravaged Victoria a couple of years back, the inlaws missed out on being burnt out by about 5-10 minutes ( a wind change saved them from an approaching fire front).
My counsins were affected by the floods in Queensland this year, although they weren't actually flooded out of their homes. My brother tried to drown his landcruiser in the floods around Mildura (NW Victoria) when he went through water that was deeper than he realised, no damage done, but he did do a diff and gear box oil change immediately afterwards.
I have only been to the US once nearly 5 years ago, and I found that the cultures are similar, but there are some very different mindsets between the countries. It would be very easy for Australia to be part of the US, because the similarities outweigh the differences, but I don't think the majority of Australians would be happy with the idea.
Most major projects in Australia go over budget, which they shouldn't, if someone tenders to do a project, then the price set should be the price paid, if they can't do it, don't bid, and if they can't finish the job on time and on budget, hand back the cash paid and we'll engage someone else to clean up the mess. The public is sick of companies milking the system and the public coffers, I am sure that its the same all around the world. (end of rant)
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I have a friend here with a 335i, but I am not sure what year it is, he loves it though.

The closest disaster I have been personally involved with was the bushfires which ravaged Victoria a couple of years back, the inlaws missed out on being burnt out by about 5-10 minutes ( a wind change saved them from an approaching fire front).
My counsins were affected by the floods in Queensland this year, although they weren't actually flooded out of their homes. My brother tried to drown his landcruiser in the floods around Mildura (NW Victoria) when he went through water that was deeper than he realised, no damage done, but he did do a diff and gear box oil change immediately afterwards.
I have only been to the US once nearly 5 years ago, and I found that the cultures are similar, but there are some very different mindsets between the countries. It would be very easy for Australia to be part of the US, because the similarities outweigh the differences, but I don't think the majority of Australians would be happy with the idea.
Most major projects in Australia go over budget, which they shouldn't, if someone tenders to do a project, then the price set should be the price paid, if they can't do it, don't bid, and if they can't finish the job on time and on budget, hand back the cash paid and we'll engage someone else to clean up the mess. The public is sick of companies milking the system and the public coffers, I am sure that its the same all around the world. (end of rant)
...or for the U.S. to be a part of Australia. Nothing wrong with that, mate!
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So what line of work have you retired from?
What are you grand plans from here on?
Are you coming back to Australia at all?
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So what line of work have you retired from?
What are you grand plans from here on?
Are you coming back to Australia at all?
I was a sr. manager in engineering, technical service, product development -- automotive field. Just relaxing now after many years of 12 hr. days...6 day weeks. Would be nice to get back to Australia, but quite frankly I don't like travelling that much having done too much of it at work (numerous trips to Japan).
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No, my time in Australia was recreational and I enjoyed it.
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Dude first of all nice car.. and i do the same thing my car is a manual and whenever i drive an automatic i find my left foot trying to depress the clutch when im slowing down.
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