René Paw Christensen


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Peugeot 308 1.6 Blue e-HDI

Peugeot 308 1.6 Blue e-HDI

Model: Peugeot 308 1.6 Blue e-HDI

Year: 2015

Bought: 15. may 2023

Sold: Not sold (updated 12. january 2024)

Owned: 242 days

Distance: 6.269 km

Cost per day: 534,52 kr. (96,50 Kr., when excluding the car purchase)

Cost per km: 20,63 kr. (3,73 Kr., when excluding the car purchase)


Due to external circumstances, it was time to say a sad farewell to the old Peugeot 206. I would have loved to fix it and run it four or more years, but paper pushers have decided that old vehicles without exhaust filter, are not allowed in Århus city center from October 2023.

One option was to buy a new battery vehicle, but I have not saved enough money for that. The second option was to buy a used vehicle, and the Peugeot 308 have the exhaust filter, is cheep in road-tax, and is expected to run 25 KM on one liter of diesel.

Naturally, the new Peugeot 308 do not have those ugly blue-sided numberplates, that is custom down in the EU.

Peugeot 206 1.4 HDI

Peugeot 206 1.4 HDI

Model: Peugeot 206 1.4 HDI

Year: 2008

Bought: 10. june 2008

Sold: 15. may 2023

Owned: 5.452 days

Distance: 263.112 km

Cost per day: 96,51 kr. (69,22 Kr., when excluding the car purchase)

Cost per km: 2,01 kr. (1,44 Kr., when excluding the car purchase)


After all those old cars, that never passed the vehicle inspection, I really wanted a new car.

So after looking at some small cars, I decided to buy the Peugeot 207, mainly because the price difference between the petrol and diesel engine was small, around 3.000 kr.

The Peugeot was a "demo" model, and it had run around 600 km. when I got it. I newer regretted buying a Peugeot.

VW Polo 1.3

VW Polo 1.3

Model: VW Polo 1.3

Year: 1992

Bought: 25. august 2006

Sold: 10. june 2008

Owned: 655 days

Distance: 29.970 km

Cost per day: 94,29 kr.

Cost per km: 2,06 kr.


This was actualy a good car, but sadly it was to expensive to repair it for the vehicle inspection.

I had decided to buy a new car, but hoped this one could last four years, giving me time to save some money as the payout.

VW Polo 1.3 (Diesel)

VW Polo 1.3 (Diesel)

Model: VW Polo 1.3 (Diesel)

Year: 1987

Bought: 10. march 2006

Sold: 25. august 2006

Owned: 168 days

Distance: 7.560 km

Cost per day: 118,40 kr.

Cost per km: 2,63 kr.


This one lasted under 6 month. I was so happy to finally get a diesel again, because of the low fuel cost.

But one day walking towards the car on the parkinglot at work, I spotted what I thought was the seatbelt hanging under the door.

But to my suprise it was the bottom of the car only held in place by the carpit. When I put my foot under the car and rocked it against the bottom, the drivers seat was rocking as well.

So my last trip in this car were the 11 km. from work to home, pressed all the way back in the seat and my arms stretched towards the steering wheel. Well that was fun!

Opel Kadet 1.6 S

Opel Kadet 1.6 S

Model: Opel Kadet 1.6 S

Year: 1988

Bought: 15. july 2004

Sold: 10. march 2006

Owned: 603 days

Distance: 20.000 km

Cost per day: 77,52 kr.

Cost per km: 2,34 kr.


This Opel Kadet 1.6 S is the fastest car I ever owned. It was a nice experience hitting the pedal.

But the elecrtics was bad, and the plastic around the fuses was melted. I discovered that the fuses popped when I used the heating in a special way, so I had a lot of new fuses in the ashtray. Finally that didn't work any more.

So I scrapped three fans from some old servers and put them in the frontwindow, and wired them up to the heating button insted of the "buildin" fans. Well it was a sight, but it worked and I could defog the window again.

The fuelpump also broke, and the car smelled of petrol. A friend and I discovered a hole in the fuelpunp which caused a small petrol-fountain when I hit the pedal. The fuel economy was not good those days. I took a chance and drowe to work, and after a couple of days the fuel pump was replaced. The car didn't explode - now I know that explotions in american movies are exaggerated.

Ford Fiesta 1.1

Ford Fiesta 1.1

Model: Ford Fiesta 1.1

Year: 1986

Bought: 22. november 2002

Sold: 15. july 2004

Owned: 601 days

Distance: 19.763 km

Cost per day: 62,11 kr.

Cost per km: 1,89 kr.


This was my Ford Fieste 1.1 "fighter", and it was raw power.

I actually won a car race with a Lada up the Viby hill (Jyllands Posten) in Århus. It was a triumph, and the other cars was cheering behind us by blinking their headlights :-)

Fully stuffed with 1½ liter CocaCola buttels, leaving just room for the driver, the car's value increaced by 1.600 kroner.

Daihatsu Sarade 1.3

Daihatsu Sarade 1.3

Model: Daihatsu Sarade 1.3

Year: 1987

Bought: 30. january 2001

Sold: 22. november 2002

Owned: 661 days

Distance: 20.000 km

Cost per day: 69,71 kr.

Cost per km: 2,30 kr.


There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.

And this Daihatsu surely was rotten, I think you have to dive downto the Titanic to find more rust.

When I sold the car, the buyer drove it to work, but he didn't have the guts to drive it any more. It cracked so strange when he hit the brake.

VW Golf 1.6 (Diesel)

VW Golf 1.6 (Diesel)

Model: VW Golf 1.6 (Diesel)

Year: 1985

Bought: 4. januar 1999

Sold: 30. january 2001

Owned: 757 days

Distance: 22.000 km

Cost per day: 99,10 kr.

Cost per km: 3,41 kr.


I got my drivers license in december 1999, and like all other in the same situation, I was eger to get my own car.

So i took a loan in the bank and bought the first and best car i saw, well in hind-sight not the best because it costed almost 15.000 kr. in repairs. And after two years, it could still not pass the vehicle inspection.

But I was very glad for the car, because it was a diesel. And in those days you could get heating-oil direct from the pump - without the extra tax. And I claim that it was quite legal, because the primary purpose was the heating of the cabin and the momentum was a side effect :-)

I don't have any pictures of that car.