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  1. Hello TT,   As a petrolhead, one of my bucket list ideas is to drive the famous TT course with my car. Latest life events made it so that I will have the whole month of July completely off.   Has anyone here done this before ie. drive from Germany to Isle of Man? Did you drive of take the ferry and how was the experience on the TT?
  2. Berlin -> Isle of man TT course

    wasn't there no speed limit on the mountain road?
  3. Berlin -> Isle of man TT course

    Does anyone have any recommendations for decent dashcams?
  4. Berlin -> Isle of man TT course

    hehe, I'll probably rent one too   btw, do you know if you can rent the clothes too (helmet, jacket, pads, etc)?
  5. Berlin -> Isle of man TT course

    Out of the two I'd probably go with the ferry because I have less to drive and will therefore be more rested when I arrive. I've also never been on a ferry with a car in my life, so that's a pretty exciting thing to do . Apart from that, everything else is the same in terms of costs.   Regarding the stopover, I can very well drive from Berlin to Calais and cross the channel in about 9hours. So maybe I should spend the night somewhere around Folkestone and start driving to Liverpool in the early morning. I should be there by 1pm if I start driving at 7am I guess. That would basically mean I could be in Douglas by the afternoon, park the car, checkin at the hotel, see the city and whatnot and drive the TT course the next day, fresh, rested, lower chances of an accident. 
  6. Berlin -> Isle of man TT course

    Yeah, I have to agree there. I can always rent a bike once there I guess but I have to also drive it in my car  I just have to  
  7. Berlin -> Isle of man TT course

    well, my first option would be Berlin to Amsterdam by car, take the ferry to Newcastle, drive to Heysham and then take another ferry to Douglas. Or, the second option which is drive from Berlin to Calais, take the Eurotunnel to Folkestone, drive to Liverpool and take the ferry to Douglas.   So I was curious if anyone has ever done this before.     PS: I do not own a submarine nor do I want to drive it on the TT course :D
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  9. Ow, didn't see that one coming.   Thank you all for the answers.
  10. Hello TT,   I saw an incident this evening and was wondering if a car can stop at the red light, while taking up the bike lane (see pic).   Image there's another van next to the one in the pic, parallel, but between it and the sidewalk and the light is red. Can the car stop there?   pic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eyp1XmnH-HpMoHGwTJmvxgaVP5eXvCby/view?usp=sharing
  11. Hello everyone,   Is it worth it to convert a 3L bi-turbo petrol engine with ~60.000 km to LPG? The price is very low (0.58euro) compared to 95RON E10 petrol (1.5euro). I've seen that some tax exempt for LPG has ended in December of 2018 and that by 2022 or 2023, the german guvernment wants to increase the price so that it matches the petrol price. This makes no sense whatsoever to me but nonetheless.   What are your thoughts on the conversion?    PS: I do drive a lot. Estimated yearly millage will be in the range of 50.000km
  12. Awesome. Thx a bunch!
  13. Thx dude.   Any chance the guys speak some kind of english? :D
  14. Would you be able to recommend a shop for my 3.0L bi-turbo W212 MB? Also, do I need to revisit any amt/TUV after the conversion?
  15. Where do you fellow petrolheads get your kicks in Germany?   I've looked up the Nurburgring and cannot wait for it to open but sadly, the other circuits (https://angeschnallt-und-mit-helm.de/freies-fahren/) are either very expensive or have opened during the week only.    So with that in mind, how do you guys get your kicks?   PS: I was looking into http://bmw-drivingexperience.com but I'm not sure it's worth the money. Thoughts?
  16. tagesgeldkonto tax

    Alright, got it.   Thank you everyone for your time and answers!
  17. tagesgeldkonto tax

    So I want to save something on the side and I was thinking about a tagesgeldkonto. Reading around, it seems that it will give me the freedom to access my savings whenever and how ofteh I choose. I'm not particularly concerned about the interest rate since this account will just be a substitute to "saving under the mattress".   With my flaky german I was able to understand that no tax is applied for the first 801E (or 1602E in the case of couples) but I was unable to find out how the tax is being deducted if you save more than that. Do I need to declare it in my steuererklaerung or does the bank just take care of it and pays the Finanzamt?   Can anyone help me out with that? Also, you guys know of any other options to keep your savings safe, do tell.
  18. tagesgeldkonto tax

    got it, thx.
  19. tagesgeldkonto tax

    My long term plan is to buy a flat for myself but until I manage to put aside a hefty amount (50k or so) I need to keep it somewhere and I prefer a bank over hard cash. Don't want someone to break into my house and steal that alongside other material assets.   Also, one thing I don't understand. So the bank deducts the tax and I don't actually need to do anything or?
  20. car exhaust swap

    Hello everyone,   I just got myself a new car, a MB E400 (euro6, 2013)and I'm contemplating with retrofitting the AMG exhaust system that comes as optional. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'm allowed to do that with the new sound regulation (see https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1510264).    Has anyone retrofitted such a thing or has pointers if it's legal or not?
  21. car exhaust swap

    It seems the AMG package doesn't include an AMG exhaust so I'm out of luck.
  22. "führerschein umschreibung" confusion

    Best of luck. A bit more info for you. You can either go to the bürgeramt or the Fahrerlaubnisbehörde. In either case, your dossier will reach the latter. Since Berlin only has one Fahrerlaubnisbehörde, there's quite the (dossier) queue. Find our the current status at https://www.berlin.de/labo/mobilitaet/aktuelles/aktuelle-bearbeitungsstaende-736453.php, under "Antrag auf Umschreibung (ausl. Führerschein, Dienstführerschein)"
  23. Hello everyone,   So I went to the Burgeramt on Wednesday to change my drivers licence to a german one (I'm an EU member). After I pay the 35E tax, I'm given a paper (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XS7Wm9jbPQSKevyu5) that says I need to do a first aid course and an eye sight test. In all my wisdom, I didn't ask what the next steps are after I do those things and even though the lady there did her best to explain things to me, my german is simply lacking and I wasn't able to understand that much.   I now have the first aid and eye sight bestätigung but going over the paper I got, it says nothing on where on when I have to submit them. I went ahead and checked the Fahrerlaubnisbehörde for a termin and saw they need the exact same documents as the Burgeramt.   Did I do something wrong here? Does one just go to the Fahrerlaubnisbehörde and doesn't need to got to the Burgeramt? What are my next steps here?   Thx in advance!
  24. car exhaust swap

    But I guess this could be done with just a phone call or? As in, I can try calling them and see how far along I can get with my amazing german :)
  25. car exhaust swap

    do you volunteer? :D