Gra Nomad Wanderings

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Nobody in Aust or US would dream of buying a car with only 1.6 litre engine and manual gearbox. And diesel. But what a great car this Peugeot 307 is!

I have mastered the left stalk on the steering column... it does the cruise control. Really good as you can set the cruise on a number, eg 124 kph. There is another stalk on the left which is for lights... but you don´t really need that because lights come and go automatically. Amazing. Right stalk is wipers. No need to worry about that either as wipers come on and vary speed AUTOMATICALLY. I am amazed. (Haven´t let Fay have a drive as yet!)

A special ability this car seems to have is that it can SQUEEZE through narrow gaps. Driving through small French towns.... overtaking big trucks in Germany where there is road construction in prgress. Pug does extremely well. GREAT CAR this DREAM CHASER!

Now, if I can only master the dashboard screen.... it gives fuel consumption and how many km till your destination. Not only is screen in French, so too the manual! Maybe I email Peugeot???

Castle in the background is Mont-Saint-Michel, in France.


PS Now in Denmark.

PPS Hard to tell in all those photos that there is a tandem bike in the back eh? AND a heap of luggage.


At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWEET! Grahame, this car gets better and better with every post. I wish the American auto makers had some insight on how to make an automobile. It may be too late when they do, if it isn't already.
BTW - I am looking at the other pics as well. The castle has really got my attention. We don't have alot of that kind of history hear of course. Maybe Willamsburg, Virginia but that is about as close as it gets.

Hello Fay!

Continue to enjoy.


At 1:45 AM, Blogger Keasty said...

They sure have history here Wil. Saw some burial mounds today in Denmark which date back to about 1,000! Unreal.
Another thing about the Pug. When you press the key to lock it, it locks and the wing mirrors fold inward. Cool eh?

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Orrs said...

Is the holiday getting too much when the blog is all about the car?

Creighton & Andrew are taking HArry & Elias to Bathurst this weekend, not sure that there will be many Pug's there!!! By all accounts it will be one of the biggest race meetings ever with a big Brock tribute planned before the race. I can't see the attraction of watching all those V8's racing, noise and fumes would be too much!! But they will have a good time.

Great to hear you are still enjoying yourselves. We look forward to hearing your news.

Love to you both

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Henrik said...

gday from denmark

At 10:17 PM, Blogger julie said...

Of course I was referring to Fay!

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Burial mounds in Denmark! Don't tease me like that... I want pictures and info!

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still no baby... 5 days overdue and counting!

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Keasty said...

Thanks Deb. We'll be in touch when we reach Berlin.... email & blog are best I guess.

Keep smiling!

At 2:52 AM, Blogger Keasty said...

Arrived in Berlin... 7 pm Sat their time... means 3 am Sunday... maybe a good time for a baby!!!!
379 km today (from Denmark) and $131 AU on ferry. Even more expensive than going to Nanaimo!

At 2:34 AM, Blogger Keasty said...

Tomorrow to Dresden and on to Prague. Berlin was pretty neat. A combo of new and old and many new things made to look like old. Very clever. Maybe stay in a hostel tomorrow night.

At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Sarah Jane said...

Welcome to the world Logan Jack McLaughlin - your first grandchild and a boy to boot. Mother and son doing well.

At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Logan Jack McLaughlin said...

Hi Granma and Fa,

Sorry you weren't here to see my grand entrance (although I think I tired Mum out a bit).

You'll have to spoil me rotten when you get back.

Your grandson
Logan Jack McLaughlin

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

We want to see that baby!


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