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by Ligence
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Speed camera flashed, who gets the ticket?
Replies: 33
Views: 2333

Re: Speed camera flashed, who gets the ticket?

Hi all, Okay, so yesterday, on Kehä III, I was driving and had the cruise control set at 82 Km/hr . Exact, I know, since it is a digital display. There was a van, some company, called Jaa something that overtook from the right, and the camera flashed, at the exact moment when we were both in front ...
by Ligence
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Moving FROM EU with my Car
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Moving FROM EU with my Car

To register it here, you have to pay the import tax. The only 2011 Hyundai i30 1.6 diesel imported last year had an odometer reading of 77tkm, and the import tax was 1295 €. If yours has been driven more than that, then the tax ought to be lower.

Registration fee + licence plates is about 200 €.
by Ligence
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Gyms in Helsinki/Vantaa/Espoo
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Gyms in Helsinki/Vantaa/Espoo

Easy fit Tapiola http://www.easyfit.fi/espoo-tapiola/ looks like good option as it is cheap too and looks like it has sauna too. Anyone been here? I go there regularly, the place is tidy and quite spacious. To my non-gym-expert eye at least, there's a lot of equipment (weights, both plate-loaded an...
by Ligence
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Can I use a gas station pump on a bike tire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1403

Re: Can I use a gas station pump on a bike tire?

Bicycle tires are generally inflated to much higher pressures than car tires, though the volumes are obviously way smaller. Main problem for me is that people treat those free air outlets really poorly, so every now and then I come across one where the indicated pressure is completely inaccurate. Mi...
by Ligence
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Barbers and haircuts, Otaniemi, Espoo and Helsinki
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Re: Barbers and haircuts, Otaniemi, Espoo and Helsinki

I was just comparing prices a few days ago, Shortcut in Ainoa seems to charge 37 € (basic haircut for men according to their website), though that apparently includes washing. I think there was also some other place in Tapiola centre which charged something like 27 €, can't remember the name. I've h...
by Ligence
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Looking to get new summer tires has anyone used this site
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Looking to get new summer tires has anyone used this sit

Same here, very good experience. The delivery is to a chosen garage (they have a list of partners) that will fit the tires, but be advised that fitting the tires also costs and there are pretty big price differences between those garages.
by Ligence
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: major housing search engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: major housing search engines?

http://www.hel.fi/www/Helsinki/fi/asuminen-ja-ymparisto/asuminen/vuokra-asunnot/haku/ https://www.stadinasunnot.fi http://www.espoonasunnot.fi I don't think any of those are for sale. Look in local papers - you can pick for free from any big mart or ask the banks - if you afford to pay commission -...
by Ligence
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Electricity Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: Electricity Bill

I have average 78kWh per month. I see it now. The perusmaksu for both Fortum and Caruna is more than half of my actual energy consumption. I could easily do close to double that in a one bedroom. It seems like you should find a power production contract with no static fee per month. Something like ...
by Ligence
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: How to sell a car in finland (and it's right-hand drive...)
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: How to sell a car in finland (and it's right-hand drive.

When I bought a car in France, the seller asked for cash payment in 100 € bills. He said he had actually been given a fake 500 € bill from his bank once, and that as it's fairly common knowledge the higher-value bills are the most counterfeited, he tries to avoid them.
by Ligence
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Zebra crossings
Replies: 68
Views: 10719

Re: Zebra crossings

This time of year, pedestrians ought to be even more careful than normally. A lot of people still have summer tires on (winter tires must by the start of November), so as the weather gets colder, braking distances may stretch significantly. Regardless of what is wise to do, you are incorrect about ...
by Ligence
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Car import taxation
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Car import taxation

Also consider using this:
http://asiointi.tulli.fi/mahtiinternet/

Unfortunately, I don't think there's a Finnish version of that site.
by Ligence
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Zebra crossings
Replies: 68
Views: 10719

Re: Zebra crossings

This time of year, pedestrians ought to be even more careful than normally. A lot of people still have summer tires on (winter tires must by the start of November), so as the weather gets colder, braking distances may stretch significantly.
by Ligence
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: photo exhibition in Aalto about police brutality
Replies: 5
Views: 10541

Re: photo exhibition in Aalto about police brutality

Yet weirdly, most citizens have never had any bad encounters with the police. I wonder why...
by Ligence
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Another question about: buying a car
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Another question about: buying a car

You can bargain as long as you don't haggle ;)

I think it's alright to bargain if you have some valid points to base it on. I wouldn't drop the price of my car just because someone doesn't want to pay that much, but if they can provide compelling arguments, then sure.