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Re: new to the UK - but WHY is it here..??

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The common rail sistem is designed by FIAT, every time they improve or re desing the sistem, they sell the old desing to bosh, and bosh re sell it to other brands, FORD for example
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Same happens for example with the boxer engine, desing by subaru and they sell the desing to Porsche
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You do know that pick-ups are classed as commercial vehicles and the speed limit for them is 60MPH even on dual carrigeways and motorways?
Some police forces are clamping down on them speeding.

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In some countries
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The main reason for the current popularity of pick-ups is a tax loophole. They attract far less company car tax than a car or small van. Van tax soared a few years ago.

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Same happens for example with the boxer engine, desing by subaru and they sell the desing to Porsche
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Not sure where you got that idea from. Subaru's model 1000 was their first car with a boxer engine and was introduced in 1965. The VAG/Porsche Boxer was used in the Beetle that was first produced in 1938.
Porsche did licence balance shaft technology from Mitsubushi for the 922 2.5l 4 cylinder engine.

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In some countries
Ahh, I guess not in Andora. Sorr for making assumptions, I normally check.
It is 60 in the UK though most pick-up (and non car-derived van drivers) drives don't know or don't care. Dribers are unlikey to get stopped for 70 but at hihgher speeds the difference could mean a bigger fine or even a ban compared to the same speed in a car.

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Here in Costa Rica (Central América) doesn't matter of is a pick up or a sedan it's the same speed limit highway like 98 mph
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Not sure where you got that idea from. Subaru's model 1000 was their first car with a boxer engine and was introduced in 1965. The VAG/Porsche Boxer was used in the Beetle that was first produced in 1938.
Porsche did licence balance shaft technology from Mitsubushi for the 922 2.5l 4 cylinder engine.

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True, it's german desing (Carl Benz) and they sell it to subaru
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Here in Costa Rica (Central América) doesn't matter of is a pick up or a sedan it's the same speed limit highway like 98 mph
Ah - starting to make sense ..

we though you were in Europe..the tiny state of Andorra - where ours have the 2.4 engine - presumably the JTD

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The chassis breaking issue seems worse in UK. Corrosion due to salting roads?
Might be wise to put extra rustproofing in chassis.
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