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Hi, moving R350 from US to EU

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I recently moved from California to Finland and need to get my R350 COMAND to work. Hopefully I'll find some info here
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What's the cost of fuel like there per litre? I bet the 3.5L is considered a big motor over there, eh?

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What's the cost of fuel like there per litre? I bet the 3.5L is considered a big motor over there, eh?
Right on target, man. The unleaded 95 here that equals premium 91 goes around $7.25/Gallon and 3.5L is big, yes. In fact they just changed the car tax to hit progressively high co2 emissions, e.g. the engine size. Very effective environment policy
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Welcome to the Forum. You should have sold that car before you moved and brought a diesel when you arrived in Finland.


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$7.25 a gallon? It could be worse as that's still under $2 a litre. The UK has a similar policy as well as a commuter tax into city's like London. Makes you really think about driving that is for sure.

Still I bet the way they do things over there is an incredible shock from how even the socialists did it in California, eh? Time for a diesel?

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Welcome to the Forum. You should have sold that car before you moved and brought a diesel when you arrived in Finland.
Thanks. Well, buying and driving a diesel in CA is not easy and in order to waive some of the car tax I need to have owned it at least half a year. And of course the new law went into effect just 5 months ago.
But I do not complain - my 2006 R350 is still worth almost $90 000 ...
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$7.25 a gallon? It could be worse as that's still under $2 a litre. The UK has a similar policy as well as a commuter tax into city's like London. Makes you really think about driving that is for sure.

Still I bet the way they do things over there is an incredible shock from how even the socialists did it in California, eh? Time for a diesel?
Hey I'm born Finn so I've gotten used to it
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Thanks. Well, buying and driving a diesel in CA is not easy and in order to waive some of the car tax I need to have owned it at least half a year. And of course the new law went into effect just 5 months ago.
But I do not complain - my 2006 R350 is still worth almost $90 000 ...
WOW, well in that case, it works out.


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Well that depends on what a new one is worth I guess because costs are very subjective.

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