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  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    We can do the same with Casino buses. Some even have WIFI . :D . She can give me a heads up. It is easy to time picking her up, so she doesn't have to wait. South Tahoe, CA is also a FAV destination (C/C) for small bug smashers and fly clubs are not far from here OAK, SFO, SJO, also. CP's seem to work on trips we have taken.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Now, just think about how much money you'd save on diesel you'd save if you cut back to one car like we did. B)
    Indeed, IF the 12 Touareg TDI was available in 1987, it would easily (2015) have 1,330,000 miles on it !! @ 30 mpg? YES !! The trick would be how to get 2 to 4 people to up to 4 places @ the same time.

    But then you would need a spare for all the critical times it needed to hit the shop for scheduled to unscheduled maintenance:

    1,774 fuelings, 672 washings, 266 rotations, 52 waxing, 45 oil/filter changes, 33 fuel filters, 27 sets of tires,14 to 28 sets of WW wipers, 22 brake pad/rotor changes, 14 alignments, 11 "major tunes" 5 sets of shocks, off the top of my head.
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    heh, was the Ford the requisite white color?
    Ah, no .... it SEEMED to be a metallic taupe or some such. Now I was wondering if it was one of the new aluminum jobs. It took out a few civilians and crushed a few cop cars. The funny part was @ the last crash (head on) the guy lit up a crack pipe and just chilled in the car.

    Can't even make this stuff up !!!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Right, why switch? The cons outweight the pros.

    Meanwhile you and @gagrice get to enjoy being outliers. And y'all don't even tow.
    Too funny !!! Yes, it is pretty seamless on the "dark side".

    I was on a site reading about towing, (Acura MDV) getting 9/10 mpg vs (VW Touareg TDI) @ a poor 17 mpg. ;)

    ONLY 70% better mpg !!

    In either scenario, I am fine with folks being fine with what they are fine WITH.

    @ 95% + RUG/PUG PVF, am I looking for change of religion to 51%+ DIESELS ? NO !!

    Am I looking for religious conversions adding to the 5% overall with less than 2.5% diesel cars? NO !

    Just as long as the diesel hater's et al. aren't doing the ISIS gig: trying to behead diesels.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Given the current pricing differential? That's still pretty sweet....
    Is that the good news or the bad news ? :D :(

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