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  1. Thank you for the replies. I am now going on 19 September so may be a bit too early for the Autumn colours. Only four nights. So one night in Sounkyo, two in Shiretoko, last night near Chitose for the flight home. All by rented car.
  2. It would help you if you could test drive the 2.2 and the 3.2 and make your own decision. The problem is that all Ford dealers only have 2.2s for test driving. And my local dealer in Lamlukka would not let me take the 2.2 on the motorway which is only 3km from their showroom. Even though I explained that 90% of the miles I drive are on the motorway/expressway. I will stick with my 5 year old PJS! You could visit some tents and give a used 2.2 and 3.2 a test drive.
  3. Film Protection for Paintwork

    Thank you for the useful post. As the OP, I could do without the posts wittering on about depreciation and the value of high end cars blah blah blah. Could they take their opinions some where else....? Oh, now they are talking about taxation in the USA? I give up!
  4. Planning a trip to Hokkaido in September or October. When is the best time to enjoy the Autumn colours?
  5. Any advice about driving from BKK? Safe place to park the car before crossing over the border? I would prefer to drive overnight and arrive 7am, apply for visa and wait the one night in Savannaket, collect visa next day and drive back to BKK. There is the option of flying from Suvarnabhumi with Laos but flight times would I think mean staying two/three nights: BKK-ZVK 12.50 - 14.20, ZVK-BKK 10.35-12.05
  6. Film Protection for Paintwork

    Xpel is a product from the US which I understand some companies install in Thailand. They have a useful website which will give you the price for a DIY kit for various parts of your car. Here is the list for a BMW X1: http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_North_America/Passenger_Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2016/BMW/X1/Base The prices are ridiculous unless you are protecting a Ferrari. $470 just for the bumper and remember, this is a DIY install! $880 for Full Hood, Fender and Mirror Kit.
  7. Film Protection for Paintwork

    The car we are planning to protect is a 2016 used BMW. The previous owner had some kind of coating added and they have a certificate with a 3 year warranty. Installed by The Passion 5. Product called Ceramic Guard. Coating with three year warranty for large car is 30,000 THB. http://www.ceramiccoat-thailand.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=article&Id=538974649 If this is a good product we may just do a partial wrap of the most vulnerable areas.
  8. Film Protection for Paintwork

    This would be a clear coat
  9. My wife is selling her 2.4 CRV to upgrade her car. Car bought new at end of 2013. White. No damage except for scratch on one alloy. Full Honda service history. 106,000 km. Car can be viewed at our house at Lamlukka, Pathumthani or at workplace at Amata Nakhon Industrial Estate, Panthong, Chonburi. PM for contact details.
  10. About to purchase a new car and I would like to install film paint protection. Has anyone experience of this type of product? Can anyone recommend a good installer in Bangkok? Main reason is damage done to my current car by a car wash that left swirls of scratches on the bonnet.
  11. Any suggestions for a store where I might be able to find this whiskey in BKK? https://shop.jamesonwhiskey.com/products/redbreast-12-year-old
  12. Thank you. Best option is for her aunt to pay the money into her account one month before she applies for the visa.
  13. Thailand comes 118 out of 135 countries. It is worth reading the methodology for how they calculated this part of the report. PILLAR 2: SAFETY AND SECURITY 2.01 Business costs of crime and violence In your country, to what extent does the incidence of crime and violence impose costs on businesses? (1 = to a great extent, 7 = not at all) | 2015–2016 weighted average Source: World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey 2.02 Reliability of police services In your country, to what extent can police services be relied upon to enforce law and order? (1 = cannot be relied upon at all, 7 = can be completely relied upon) | 2015–2016 weighted average Source: World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey 2.03 Business costs of terrorism In your country, to what extent does the threat of terrorism impose costs on businesses? (1 = to a great extent, 7 = not at all) | 2015–2016 weighted average Source: World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey 2.04 Index of terrorism incidence Simple average of the number of terrorism-related casualties (injuries and fatalities) and the number of terrorist attacks, each normalized on a scale of 1 to 7 | 2013–2015 total This index has been created on the basis of data contained in the START Database (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism). It is the average of the total number of “terrorism attacks” during the 2010–2012 period and the total number of “terrorism casualties” (fatalities plus injured people) over the same period. Prior to aggregation, both totals were transformed on a scale ranging from 1 (most attacks/casualties) to 7 (no attack/casualty) using a min-max formula. On both measures, economies whose terrorism incidence is above the 95th percentile are assigned a transformed score of 1. Source: World Economic Forum’s calculations based on data from National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Global Terrorism Database. Retrieved from http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd on January 17, 2017. 2.05 Homicide rate Number of homicide cases per 100,000 population | 2014 or most recent The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) collects statistics on homicide occurrences worldwide, pooling information from national sources as well as other international institutions such as Interpol, Eurostat, the Organization of American States, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Note: Higher value means worse outcome. Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  14. That is one thing I have been considering. What is the difference in tent price for two 5 year old PJ Sports, one with 100,000 km and the other 200,000 km? In the UK its important but here not so much.