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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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Gwagon BBC write up

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/20...703/index.html

It's been posted before but I like the BBC articles like this, some solid scrolling, great story
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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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26 years, 884,000 km!!

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Holtorf estimates he has spent on the car over the years – 450,000 euros. That includes:

· More than 100,000 litres of fuel bought at widely varying prices - fully loaded, Otto consumes about 12 litres per 100km (that comes to about 20 miles per gallon)

· Shipping Otto in a container on 41 occasions, each costing an average of 3,500 euros, including payments to shipping agents, ports, and short-notice economy air fares for Holtorf and Christine

· Spare parts costing a total of 85,000 euros (adjusted for inflation) - twice the original price of the car

· About 100 ocean-going ferries (Denmark to Iceland, for example) and 200 river ferries

It’s a big sum, but Holtorf points out it boils down to less than 1,500 euros a month, and only one euro for every 2km.
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That's a damn good read.
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Yeah read it yesterday. Like how Mercedes started to help with logistics. Sad rover has said f'u to the kind of people that do these trips.
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Many times, "your experience may vary." I had one in Central America, what a piece of shit! It rode like a Suzuki Samurai, i.e.. no suspension at all. Couldn't get parts for love or money for it in the 80's. Couldn't tow aircraft worth a shit, gearing sucked. No, I didn't like mine. Traded it off to an unsuspecting ex-pat who liked the badge.
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many times, "your experience may vary." i had one in central america, what a piece of shit! It rode like a suzuki samurai, i.e.. No suspension at all. Couldn't get parts for love or money for it in the 80's. Couldn't tow aircraft worth a shit, gearing sucked. No, i didn't like mine. Traded it off to an unsuspecting ex-pat who liked the badge.
460? 461?
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To be honest I don't remember the model. I shed it after about 4 weeks, it was around 1987.
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