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As I wrote this journal, some of you may have heard of the major turbulence rocking Brazil's political scenario.
President Dilma Rousseff is facing high possibilities of being ousted in the next days, and an impeachment process is about to be discussed by the Congress this Sunday (April 17 2016).
The country is dealing with a political crisis since late 2014, and on top of that, the economical background is worsening as time goes by. 
I'm not unemployed, thankfully, but in the last months my salary is often late, and very often it is divided in two payments. It sucks.
Tension is high on the skies of Brazil this week.
If one asks me "Are you in favor of Ms. Rousseff's impeachment?", I reply "Yes. Please."

Keep an eye on the news regarding Brazil during this weekend. 

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How's life wth the Nissan March 1.6 S?

As of now, the lil' Nissan has seen approx. 17.200 kilometers of roads. It has visited Brasília, Londrina, Ampére, Blumenau, Bombinhas and Curitiba.
Some noises can be heard on the interior, thanks to the "smooth" pavements of our streets. The glove compartment's lid makes some rumbling noises, like it's loose. I couldn't figure out what is wrong with said item and the solution for this "musical" matter is expected to come from the next scheduled repair of 20.000 kms.

Also, the air-conditioning unit has made a couple of weird noises, one time in December, another time early this month. Don't know if I should worry much about it.

Apart from that, the car already faced weather conditions that would probably leave my previous car (99' Volkswagen Gol 1.6 CL) waiting for a tow truck and rescue team. The amount of rain that poured down in Brazil during December 15'-February 16' was ridiculous. So much, parts of highways and other roads were simply destroyed by floods. Even the March 1.6 S found itself battling some flash floods in the northern portion of the Paraná state, as I was driving on the road.
One of the flooded areas had quite a flow, I had to correct the driving line with the steering wheel in order to not be carried away by the water.
It was one of the most memorable days of my life. Amazing to see nature's fierce power right in your face. And glad to see how well the lil' Nissan fared through the waters.

...my wife was quite scared though.

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Quick updates to my list of cars I drove, expect to see their infos completed/corrected on the next days.
- 2014 Ford Focus Hatch 2.0 16V SE Powershift, took the place of the 15' VW Gol Rallye in our family.
- 2012 Ford Focus Hatch, quick drive, belongs to an uncle of mine.
- 2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5 4x4 16V, city drives.
- Mk.VII Toyota Hilux, converted to small truck like this one salaodocarro-a.akamaihd.net/_u… , drove to get some cabinets for my grandmother.
That said, my "Cars I Drove" list looks like this:

Driven for more than 1.000 km:
1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 
2001 Fiat Palio EX 1.0
2001 Chevrolet Vectra Challenge 2.2 16v MPFI  
2004 Citroën C3 GLX 1.6
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Variant 2.5 20v Tiptronic 
2009 Ford Focus GLX (Mk.I) 1.6
2015 Nissan March 1.6 S 


Driven for 500 km - 1.000 km:
1996 Chevrolet Corsa Wind 1.0
2003 Chevrolet Corsa Classic 1.6 Automático 


Driven for 100 km - 500 km:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8
2008 Renault Sandero Authentique 1.0 16v
2010 Chevrolet Celta Life 1.0 VHCE  
2011 Chevrolet Celta LT 1.0 VHCE
2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6


Driven for 50 km - 100 km:
2006 Volkswagen Santana 1.8 Mi
2009 Renault Mégane Sedan Dynamique 1.6 
2009 Volkswagen Golf Sportline 1.616v
2010 Toyota Corolla Sedan XEi 2.0 16v
2012 Renault Fluence Dynamique 2.0 16V X-Tronic  
2014 Ford Focus Hatch 2.0 16V SE Powershift (new!)
2015 Volkswagen Gol 1.6 Rallye 

Driven for 10 km - 50 km:
1989 Volkswagen Parati Surf 1.8
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Iced Teal Pearl
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Taffeta White
2002 Fiat Mille Fire 1.0
200? Mk.IV Volkswagen Gol 1.0
2008 Mitsubishi L200 Outdoor HPE 4X4 2.5
2011 Citroën C3 GLX 1.4 Flex 8v
2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5 4x4 16V (new!)


Driven for less than 10 km:
1995 Chevrolet Corsa Wind EFI 1.0
1997 Fiat Palio EDX 1.0
199? Chevrolet S-10 Standard Cab
1999 Volkswagen Parati CL 1.6 Mi
1999 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (AT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2001 Renault Clio Sedan RN 1.0 16v
2004 Volkswagen Gol Power 1.0
2005 Toyota Corolla Fielder 1.8
200? Toyota Hilux Mk.VII with wooden truck-bed (new!)
200? Volkswagen Fox 1.0
200? Chevrolet Astra 2.0
200? Peugeot 307
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L V6 4WD
2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 **
2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 
2011 Nissan March 1.0S
2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan Altis 2.0
2012 Ford Focus Hatch (new!)
2014 Volkswagen take up! 1.0
2015 Toyota Etios X 1.3 
2015 Nissan March 1.6 SL 


Barely driven (simple maneuvers / less than 1 km):
198? Volkswagen Voyage
1991 Chevrolet Chevette DL 1.6
1998 Fiat Mille CS 1.0
199? Ford Ka 1.0
2009 Chevrolet Meriva Maxx 1.4
2009 Citroën C4 Pallas 2.0
200? Toyota Hilux Mk.VII SRV 4X4 3.0
2010 Chevrolet Agile LTZ 1.4
2011 Fiat Uno Mille Fire Economy 1.0
2013 Ford Fiesta Mk.VI 1.0


((**Although I didn't drove the 2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 for more than 1 km, it doesn't go to the "Barely Driven" category, because it was driven at an off-road event, which I can't describe as an "everyday-drive"))
Into The Wild by broettonavarro
Into The Wild
A first generation Volkswagen Gol, parked next to one of the many mountains that surround the city of Blumenau (Santa Catarina, Brazil).
The forest around said city is quite dense.

No matter the year/model, the first generation of the VW Gol is always called "Gol Quadrado" (Square Gol). This particular Gol of the photo was built somewhere between the mid-80's and early 90's.
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Blackbossa II by broettonavarro
Blackbossa II
Ford Focus ST, made by Maisto.
Part of Maisto's "Fresh Metal" collection, this miniature's scale is aprox. 1:64.

This miniature deserved a better shot, with more contrast and vivid colors.
The old shot is this one: broettonavarro.deviantart.com/…
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Owner Wanted by broettonavarro
Owner Wanted
I traveled to Blumenau (Santa Catarina - Brazil) during this summer. 
The city is well known in Brazil for its german roots, and its german-oriented architecture and cuisine.
Brazil's biggest Oktoberfest? To Blumenau you go.

Saw this good lookin' Beemer in downtown Blumenau, inside a used cars dealership.
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As I wrote this journal, some of you may have heard of the major turbulence rocking Brazil's political scenario.
President Dilma Rousseff is facing high possibilities of being ousted in the next days, and an impeachment process is about to be discussed by the Congress this Sunday (April 17 2016).
The country is dealing with a political crisis since late 2014, and on top of that, the economical background is worsening as time goes by. 
I'm not unemployed, thankfully, but in the last months my salary is often late, and very often it is divided in two payments. It sucks.
Tension is high on the skies of Brazil this week.
If one asks me "Are you in favor of Ms. Rousseff's impeachment?", I reply "Yes. Please."

Keep an eye on the news regarding Brazil during this weekend. 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

How's life wth the Nissan March 1.6 S?

As of now, the lil' Nissan has seen approx. 17.200 kilometers of roads. It has visited Brasília, Londrina, Ampére, Blumenau, Bombinhas and Curitiba.
Some noises can be heard on the interior, thanks to the "smooth" pavements of our streets. The glove compartment's lid makes some rumbling noises, like it's loose. I couldn't figure out what is wrong with said item and the solution for this "musical" matter is expected to come from the next scheduled repair of 20.000 kms.

Also, the air-conditioning unit has made a couple of weird noises, one time in December, another time early this month. Don't know if I should worry much about it.

Apart from that, the car already faced weather conditions that would probably leave my previous car (99' Volkswagen Gol 1.6 CL) waiting for a tow truck and rescue team. The amount of rain that poured down in Brazil during December 15'-February 16' was ridiculous. So much, parts of highways and other roads were simply destroyed by floods. Even the March 1.6 S found itself battling some flash floods in the northern portion of the Paraná state, as I was driving on the road.
One of the flooded areas had quite a flow, I had to correct the driving line with the steering wheel in order to not be carried away by the water.
It was one of the most memorable days of my life. Amazing to see nature's fierce power right in your face. And glad to see how well the lil' Nissan fared through the waters.

...my wife was quite scared though.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Quick updates to my list of cars I drove, expect to see their infos completed/corrected on the next days.
- 2014 Ford Focus Hatch 2.0 16V SE Powershift, took the place of the 15' VW Gol Rallye in our family.
- 2012 Ford Focus Hatch, quick drive, belongs to an uncle of mine.
- 2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5 4x4 16V, city drives.
- Mk.VII Toyota Hilux, converted to small truck like this one salaodocarro-a.akamaihd.net/_u… , drove to get some cabinets for my grandmother.
That said, my "Cars I Drove" list looks like this:

Driven for more than 1.000 km:
1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 
2001 Fiat Palio EX 1.0
2001 Chevrolet Vectra Challenge 2.2 16v MPFI  
2004 Citroën C3 GLX 1.6
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Variant 2.5 20v Tiptronic 
2009 Ford Focus GLX (Mk.I) 1.6
2015 Nissan March 1.6 S 


Driven for 500 km - 1.000 km:
1996 Chevrolet Corsa Wind 1.0
2003 Chevrolet Corsa Classic 1.6 Automático 


Driven for 100 km - 500 km:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8
2008 Renault Sandero Authentique 1.0 16v
2010 Chevrolet Celta Life 1.0 VHCE  
2011 Chevrolet Celta LT 1.0 VHCE
2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6


Driven for 50 km - 100 km:
2006 Volkswagen Santana 1.8 Mi
2009 Renault Mégane Sedan Dynamique 1.6 
2009 Volkswagen Golf Sportline 1.616v
2010 Toyota Corolla Sedan XEi 2.0 16v
2012 Renault Fluence Dynamique 2.0 16V X-Tronic  
2014 Ford Focus Hatch 2.0 16V SE Powershift (new!)
2015 Volkswagen Gol 1.6 Rallye 

Driven for 10 km - 50 km:
1989 Volkswagen Parati Surf 1.8
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Iced Teal Pearl
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Taffeta White
2002 Fiat Mille Fire 1.0
200? Mk.IV Volkswagen Gol 1.0
2008 Mitsubishi L200 Outdoor HPE 4X4 2.5
2011 Citroën C3 GLX 1.4 Flex 8v
2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5 4x4 16V (new!)


Driven for less than 10 km:
1995 Chevrolet Corsa Wind EFI 1.0
1997 Fiat Palio EDX 1.0
199? Chevrolet S-10 Standard Cab
1999 Volkswagen Parati CL 1.6 Mi
1999 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (AT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2001 Renault Clio Sedan RN 1.0 16v
2004 Volkswagen Gol Power 1.0
2005 Toyota Corolla Fielder 1.8
200? Toyota Hilux Mk.VII with wooden truck-bed (new!)
200? Volkswagen Fox 1.0
200? Chevrolet Astra 2.0
200? Peugeot 307
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L V6 4WD
2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 **
2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 
2011 Nissan March 1.0S
2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan Altis 2.0
2012 Ford Focus Hatch (new!)
2014 Volkswagen take up! 1.0
2015 Toyota Etios X 1.3 
2015 Nissan March 1.6 SL 


Barely driven (simple maneuvers / less than 1 km):
198? Volkswagen Voyage
1991 Chevrolet Chevette DL 1.6
1998 Fiat Mille CS 1.0
199? Ford Ka 1.0
2009 Chevrolet Meriva Maxx 1.4
2009 Citroën C4 Pallas 2.0
200? Toyota Hilux Mk.VII SRV 4X4 3.0
2010 Chevrolet Agile LTZ 1.4
2011 Fiat Uno Mille Fire Economy 1.0
2013 Ford Fiesta Mk.VI 1.0


((**Although I didn't drove the 2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 for more than 1 km, it doesn't go to the "Barely Driven" category, because it was driven at an off-road event, which I can't describe as an "everyday-drive"))

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Broetto Navarro
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Brazil
Amateur photographer, Broetto loves cars since he was a little brat.
He also likes diecast miniatures of cars, and has a somewhat small collection of them.

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:iconjlfurry:
jlfurry Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Me desculpe o atraso mas espero que ainda esteja valendo, Feliz Aniversário! ^^ :D
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Feliz Níver, amigo! :iconcakeplz:
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Ikro2009 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feliz aniversário, muitos bons quilômetros duplicados à frente amigo :icondrivingplz:
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PATyler1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Happy birthday!
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Happy birthday!  I hope your day's a great one!
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Gardevoir-trainer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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EnriqueGomez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
feliz cumple :D (Big Grin) birthday cake 
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LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.
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blacklucho Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Love your work! pretty nice gallery you have here!
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracías por el comment! I'm glad you liked the gallery :bow:
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Depois dá uma olhada nos primeiros videos desse cara...:XD:
www.youtube.com/user/MrAlejand…

E a propósito, feliz aniversário com 2 semanas de atraso!!! :lol:
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha obrigado atrasado então! =D

Dirigir num evento de hillclimb (ou qualquer espécie de track day) é uma vontade que tenho faz anos....

Uma diferença que percebi entre o March e o Gol:  o VW tinha um comportamento mais substerçante do que o March. Dava pra sentir o Golzinho puxar de frente em algumas curvas, enquanto que nas mesma situações o Nissan não dá sinais de que vai sair de frente. Ainda estou para descobrir se o March realmente tem bem mais aderência do que o Volks.... ou se o March simplesmente se torna substerçante de forma súbita, sem avisar o motorista.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
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Sempre bom ter uma serra por perto...:lol:


Possivelmente o March tem mais aderência...pneus mais modernos, motor transversal, que tem distribuição de peso melhor no eixo dianteiro, o próprio motor pode ser mais leve (não lembro se é bloco em alumínio ou ferro)...de qq forma, acredito que o March possa impressionar/assustar os mais desavisados numa estrada sinuosa, devido ao seu acerto...:P

Não esqueça de escrever as impressões quando vc tiver a resposta =P :thumbsup:
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