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

    For sure new-car shopping can approach being a " hobby ". It really took me 2 to 3 years each to buy any to all of my diesels. But I have always liked shopping ( in generally also).

    The feeling I get from some to a lot of people that car shopping is one step below ...root canal.
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Think of it as job security.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    When I drove my friend's gasser '13 Cruze down from Taos earlier this month, I filled up before I left. The dash said my range was 600 miles.

    350 miles later when I got home, the range showing was around 100 miles. Of course, I was doing 82 or so for a good part of that drive.

    Just curious what your range is on the diesel flavor.
    @ 82 mph, I normally will CAMP in the EXTREME right hand lane ! When passing CHP's disappear ahead of you, the universe is telling me I am fogie ing along! ;) The good news is I am probably not a target.

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

    I can tell you it is a great time to own a diesel in California. With RUG headed to the stars close to $4 a gallon this morning. And diesel holding well under $3 per gallon. Round trip to Costco in the Nissan Frontier $6.80, in the Touareg TDI $3.50.
    I would also agree . I have been also taking advantage of the DIESEL's no fuel draw & seven and eight speed automatic transmissions (shifting mode- essentially like driving a M/T). Doing the SOS/DD treks, my wife and I post essentially the same mpg, despite one driver going app up to 25 mph faster. ( conventional wisdom wiould have the slower driver getting better mpg ) She too pointed this out. Efforts to show her (several trips) were not met with much success. ( to post far better mph@ lower speeds) She typically is in the 85th + percentile, so she is not a slow driver, but it seems so to me when I back seat her.
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    I was not able to get a lock on the cable TV video.

    I watched your post with interest . So even with license plates and video felony evidence, LALA lands "code" seems to be the three monkeys policy: hear , see, say no evil. Submit for disapproval. Resubmit in 90 days for final disapproval. :D Case closed. Funny how a foreigner/emigrant/refugee from Harry Reid's devastated NV state instigated the episode. Send that SCUM refugee HOME! :D

    Where are the RACE baiters when you need them? Off topic but really on topic. The WSJ reports a WORLDWIDE and massive glut on COTTON !? Aka price depressions. Now a days this is an economic dagger to the heart to places like Lubbock Tx and the Punjab, India. ;)
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