serikali ya Ujerumani + CO2 emissions

The German weekly magazine Der Spiegel today published an interesting list (compiled by Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.) of cars driven on behalf of German Federal Ministers – indicating the consumption [in l / 100km] and the carbon dioxide emissions (original PDF, 0,2 MB).
The list isn’t complete as some Ministries refused to provide information on this (due to “security” reasons), but nevertheless – it shows that there’s still a lot of change needed to shift the issue of saving the environment from a pure discussion level to an action level.

On the other hand though, the best solution would be a no-emission-car or one whose emissions aren’t harmful to the environment (~ in a McDonough/Braungart/C2C-way). Well, dream on…

(+ compare this with the cars driven by GoK officials….*sigh*)


“The most important part of vehicle maintenance is clean windows, so if you are broken down, you will enjoy the beauty of the view.” (Dan Eldon)

Remember I told you the other day that my beloved Tembomoja (a.k.a. ’89 VW Golf II) is soon retiring to West Africa and that I am still undecided upon Tembombili?

Well, with christmas round the corner, it’s about time for me to show you how materialistic I really am and what kind of (old) cars it takes to turn me on. Yes, they turn me on, they are hot like Lake Magadi, juicy like Nyama Choma with Tusker and stylish like James Kikuyumoja 007 :-)

So, before my brain starts coming back, please allow me to present a short list of cars that I would like to drive one day:

ROVER P5B (this particular one owned by the Queen, btw)






PEUGEOT 504 Coupé V6

VOLVO 262 C Coupé Bertone

Audi Coupé 100S


Mercedes W116
(in dark grey or dark green with a light brown leather interior).

Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2

The irony is that after publishing this post in 2005, I later on sold the 1989 VW Golf 2 and stayed without a car until 2015. I then inherited a rusty 1993 BMW E34 which I kept for another year until it was replaced in 2016 by a 2007 VW Touran 2.0 DSG Highline – also with a lot of chrome like the vintage cars above.

Also, I am not a huge Ferrari fan, but that 250 GTE 2+2 ex 1963 is just too sweet. If I had all the money in the world to buy any car I would want, I would probably still go for the VW Touran (but the European version) as it is my dream car. Practical and economical, even fits a fridge or a bed.

(list updated on Dec 7, 2021)