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Those crimes perpetrated in those cities are mostly limited to poor neighborhoods where people struggle to get by and where gangs are highly prevalent. The richer neighborhoods have low crime rates. More than that, those are just a few cities. If you avoid the poor neighborhoods there or even the city itself, you probably won’t be the victim of a crime and can still have a good time.

When you go to South Africa, crime is everywhere. You won’t be safe in most places (the safari is probably pretty safe). Even police stations in South Africa aren’t safe. Criminals target officers and those stations in attacks in order to steal firearms.

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And in the EU I can go anywhere at anytime

Litterally anywhere? That's more than optimistic. There is gang violence in the wrong streets of Marseille and Lille (France) as well, and probably elsewhere in France and in other countries.

Clearly most of the country is safer, but there are some zones where comparing the numbers might get interesting? I admit i did not look them up.

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Well I can only come up with the stats of the whole of France. The murder rate in France is 1.23 and 5.35 in the US. That number does speak for itself

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Original Poster3 points · 1 day ago

Thanks for the reply jugrnot. I’ve found 2 that are serious contenders. One is a 2011, the other a ‘12. Both 6 speed manual. Seem to be pretty solid and both under 100k miles. I’ll check out the link as well.

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In my family we had an A3 2.0 TDI quattro built in 08. It was a really solid car, lasted for 300.000km. Fuel consumption was around 6-8l/100km due to quattro, which is alright


I have inherited an E46 316ti (I know, nothing special) with 150.000km. I am not sure in what state the shocks are. Optically, they are fine. No rust, no dents. But the car rolls quite a bit in the corners. And it seems it dives a bit under braking, but it doesn't bounce more than usual.


BMW people, and especially BMW people with lower trim 3 series, never replace the shocks. For a good solid check take a rear shock out and check how loose it feels to move by hand. They come out real easy, or you can even just undo the bottom bolt and try and see how easily it compresses by hand as a check with the top still attached. If there's almost no resistance then that means they're pretty buggered. They should be very firm to push and move back to stretched position when released.

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Original Poster1 point · 21 hours ago

Thanks, I will try that. I will probably change the springs first and see if it makes a difference.

That's what I did first with my E30, the springs. The shocks definitely made a bigger difference for me. The rear is easy enough for both but when doing the front springs might as well do the shocks too since it's such a hassle.

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Original Poster2 points · 21 hours ago

That's a good point, removing the springs from the struts isn't that quick of a job and then I might as well replace the shocks as well

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Dude, that this is fucken clean as shit. Your grandpa definitely knew how to keep a car in pristine condition. I actually admin ATLBIMMERS which is a rather large group on FB. I see thousands of E46s that, are as expected, complete trash. I would drive this until the fucking wheels fall off. Just make sure you take care of it!

I have around 6 cars, all of which are special to me. That being said, I still haven't found an E46 clean enough to add to my collection. Damn bro, this is a really nice car. Shouts to your grandpa!

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Original Poster3 points · 21 hours ago

Thanks. He really took care of it. I was surprised to find no rust whatsoever.

It has the classic issue on the interior where the soft paint is peeling off, but that is an easy fix.

It has some scratches on the bonnet which go beyond the clear coat which have been just painted with the same color as the car, so I'm going to have to have the bonnet resprayed at some point. Luckily I have a body shop where I know the mechanics so I won't have to pay much for it.

The best part however is how those scratches occured. The car was parked in a garage made of scaffolding which was about 300 metres away from his house. In day, some stranger comes knocking on his door saying "Your garage flew away and hit our house".

It turns out the garage wasn't fastened properly so a gust of wind picked the entire thing up, launched it over the street straight into the garage door of another house.

Also, because of the looks, the compact isn't that common and those left are all riced shitboxes. So I'm hoping that by keeping it for as long as possible, it will actually become quite rare.

Original Poster3 points · 22 hours ago

My grandpa sadly died from cancer three weeks ago. I had a very close relationship with him and took care of him in the end. He told me I should take his Bimmer and I did. I learned to drive in that car, I remember him going way too fast on the motorway while I was egging him on as a kid. Everytime I get in it, I'm reminded of all the happy memories we have together.

She isn't anything special. Just a 316ti, with no extras except a tow hitch so he could drive his plane to airfields. But I will keep her going forever because it would make him happy.

Also, she needs a bit of love. She has been maintained religiously (he did a service every 10000km instead of around 15-20000), but I had to change the brake fluid yesterday. Also, I will put on some new rotors, pads, shocks and springs all round. And a new timing belt tensioner, to be safe. And at the end, I will give her a full detail, because the paint isn't fantastic.

My youngest would call black people chocolate people. Threw me for a loop when he asked the urgent care doc if he had chocolate mixed with vanilla when God made his skins. (Skins isn’t a typo). He once approached a good friend of mine and petted her arm while saying she had beautiful chocolate skin. Thankfully she laughed and said I know, thanks!

Like...goddammit kid. I know we live in a fucking redneck area, but please, people know their skin colors, you don’t have to point it out, and you most definitely don’t ask them about it. People are people, no matter the skin color, and you treat everyone with care and respect.

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I don't think calling black people "chocolate people" as a young kid is bad. I mean I'm white but I seriously can't imagine black person being pissed at a kid for asking about "chocolate skin". I'd imagine they find it sweet.

24 points · 1 day ago

Money Boy - Monte Carlo

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Eine bitch muss für mich bügeln und so, oder ich verprügel die hoe

All the other countries tariff US more than US tariffs them, Trump asks for fair trade, other countries say fuck you, Trump tariffs them back. Insert rage from reddit at every step of the process and statements that trump is a bully and you have the picture.

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Bullshit mate

The thing is China and Canada (these two especially) have been imposing a burden on U.S. manufacturers for decades through subsidization of their industries. Many other countries have been doing the same thing. While the U.S. does subsidize some industries (particularly tech) it does not do so at nearly the same level as these other countries. Since China/Canada have not shown any signs of being willing to reduce or limit their levels of subsidization then tariffs are just a way of leveling the playing field for U.S. companies in a global market. There will always be imbalances in the ways that different countries tax and regulate industry so in the meant time this is just one way to impose fairness. I know that here on Reddit this is not likely to be well recieved but it is the "inconvenient truth".

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But those tariffs will be felt by the middle and lower income classes.

Chinese goods will still be sold in the US and bought. But at a 10% markup and 25% next year.

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3 points · 2 days ago

What does ".20" mean? 20% alchohol in your blood?

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20% lol

That's beyond fatal.

5 points · 2 days ago

Imagine getting wrecked off somebody's blood...

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Perks of being a vampire

Eh, not a fan.

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The beats carry him. He isn't a very good rapper but I love his beats

Whenever I hear stories like this I have to shake my head. Surely the ongoing maintenance and repairs on a vehicle with a million kilometers outweighs payments on a new vehicle.

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It depends. Some cars will keep running for a long long time when you do all maintenance very religiously. Also, Toyota parts aren't very expensive in the states, so it might actually be cheaper to keep them running.

What the fuck

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I had 3 hrs of sleep, my vrain explodt

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There really isn't. The mean thing is that sex headaches are pretty common. I had them, they come right before climax and last for about 5-30 minutes and are agonizing. Had to go through MRIs and the conclusion was that my brain was perfectly healthy.

Cancer eats body mind and soul at the end. Your loved ones become pained shells of what they were in the most pitiful ways...release before you're too lost is compassionate having seen it's effects too many times.

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4 points · 3 days ago · edited 3 days ago

You're so right. My grandpa had small cell lung cancer which spread to his brain and liver. The decline was extremely fast. 3 months before his death we were going out for drinks, fixing his plane, etc.

When his treatment was stopped, me, my mum, stepfather and sister stayed at my grandparents' place. They lived in two separate houses and I slept in the spare bedroom in his house.

At 3 AM, he woke me up screaming "help, help heeeeelp" over and over again. I rushed to him and figured out he was hallucinating heavily. He was rambling on about some people on the streets shooting dogs, policemen and people. It was really tough to see a 2 metre tall, ex army dude who is my hero scared to death. He was grabbing his blanket and was damn near hyperventilating.

I didn't know what to do, so I got his shotgun, laid in the bed next to him, stroking his hair. He calmed down but still demanded I stay up and make sure no one got in. When he said he heard something, I got up and searched the house with the gun, just to calm him down.

I called the hospice and the nurse told me to give him some Xanax to calm him down, so I did and he fell asleep quite quickly. I woke up next to him the next day.

In the end, we pumped more and more morphine into him, because the hospice told us to do so. He went peacefully on a Sunday morning, one month ago.

-1 points · 6 days ago

You are digging yourself a deeper hole with every post lmao

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I'm not American, but this interested me. According to an answer on Quora:

The NSA, meanwhile, is an agency of the Department of Defense which directly supports the US military and has military personnel assigned to it.  The director of NSA is always military.

Don't know what that means, exactly

Recycling his content, he already complained when he reviewed it before. Now it deserves another video..... blah.

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Then don't watch it. I enjoyed it.

-3 points · 7 days ago

Not everyone is fan of this annoying garbage. Let people like what they want.

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Why is it annoying though? Imo he makes interesting and original content, which can't be said about 80% of other car YouTube channels. Also, all interactions I had with him on Reddit were pleasant.

Idk if you're in the us or not. But since the vast majority of cars here are auto, people just put it in park and leave it.

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But that's the same as putting it into first, right? 99% of everyone I know puts the car in gear and uses the handbrake. It is even taught like this in driving school here.

Agreed. Although I personally find his high pitched shouting narration style a little fatiguing on the ears. Nothing that lower volume settings can't rectify though.

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I love /u/doug-demuro's videos. Just his pronunciation of some brands is horrible. I nearly had a stroke when he said "poosho"

If you think the European countries of NATO would accept some call to war in Africa because of Chinese investment, you're deluded.

It took years for NATO to get involved in the Yugoslav Wars, with genocide and ethnic cleansing occuring in Europe. Last thing Europe wants is conflict in Africa which would only create chaos and lead to more refugees.

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His comment is inherently flawed because if NATO would overthrow the government, it would automatically appoint someone who is to their liking. So you have the entire issue all over again, just in the other direction.

You can't just march into a country because you don't like their government's decisions.

Oh yeah? What did Iran get in 1953? What did multiple SA countries get during the Cold War? Regime changes. Why? Because Uncle Sam didn't like their government's political actions or opinions too much. That is why the US has soldiers in Syria now, illegally occupying the territory of a soverign country. And so what exactly makes you think African countries won't be the same either?

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I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted NATO to invade. Sorry mate

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3 points · 12 days ago

And to make it even better the lines are tape

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Is so you can upgrade stripes when you have money from selling moonshine slivovic

Trabi, Yugo or gtfo

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You forgot glorious moskvich comrade

I once did something similar. I was driving on a motorway at 2 AM home from work and a guy was going 60kph and swerving all over the place. Called the cops, they told me to follow him.

He pulled over at a rest stop, and I asked him if he was okay. He told me yes and he was slurring his words, so he was properly drunk. He then wanted to drive away and I stupidly told him, the cops were on their way. He sped off.

I was still on the phone with the cops, they told me to follow him. At the end I was maxing my car out at 220kph so I could stay behind him, because he was still driving faster than me. The dispatcher asked if my car can go faster. I told them I was already doing 220kph on a motorway with a 130kph limit and they said "don't worry, just be careful". I thought awesome, I'll get to speed with the police's permission, but then my colleague told me to slow down because it was dangerous. In retrospect, she was right, but that was one hell of an adrenaline rush.

3 points · 12 days ago

What the fuck? What kind of cops would actually encourage you to do 220 on a public road?

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To be fair, it was completely empty, dry and fairly straight.

They still have to prove the owner of the vehicle was driving in order to issue a summons.

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That's just stupid. Where I live, not knowing who was driving your car is an offence in itself.

0 points · 13 days ago

Let me know when Trump is part of a roving islamic rape group or kills 100 people in a theater

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I want to present some stats to you:

I live in Austria, in 2016 there were 1918 rapes and sexual assaults reported. That means 0,022 rapes per 100k inhabitants. Now, let's look at the US. The number is 0,5 per 1000 people. So in other words, you're fifty times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted in the US than you are here in Austria. But you still think that every refugee is just going from door to door raping everyone.

Yeah really. It is frightening how this isn't a bigger concern.

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I want to present some stats to you:

I live in Austria, in 2016 there were 1918 rapes and sexual assaults reported. That means 0,022 rapes per 100k inhabitants. Now, let's look at the US. The number is 0,5 per 1000 people. So in other words, you're fifty times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted in the US than you are here in Austria. But you still think that every refugee is just going from door to door raping everyone.

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Original Poster3 points · 16 days ago

Thank you.

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Tell the dealer to include a new battery, just on the chance it might be old. Batteries aren't expensive but it will save you the headache

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