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

    Too funny!

    One (good) way to look at it/the issue is/are to ask the question/s:

    How many OEM's have given somebody/one:

    IRS $1,200 tax credit to buy (2009 VW Jetta TDI) ,(3 yr/36,000 warranty, 36,000 miles dealer included maintenance) 2 each $500 debit cards, two 3 yr. road assist packages (AAA costs 250 per year) , ($1,500 to $ 7,000) in HPFP repairs, & IF the articles are correct $ 5,000 & a buy back, on a sub $20,000 vehicle to drive (in our case 140,000 miles) ? ???!!! I literally walked out the door with just my signature (well that was a mistake, I should have gotten the sig other) . Monies were zero % (?) 7 years ago.

    So right now, I don't know what the buyback numbers are. Right now, the above #s are approximately $ 8,700 + plus. IF the buy back number is $ 8,950, as per more than one article says it might be, this VW would have cost $2,350 (depreciation) to drive. (7 years 140,000) Aka, $27.98 per mo 1,667 miles per mo.

    So help me (peel grapes) ladies/fellas ! Where can I get a better deal like that going forward? B) :D
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Hollywood can resuscitate the concept of the " one armed man ", made famous in the hit show "The Fugitive" ;) The slant will be a computer coding genius (irony: one handed) takes on diesel computer cheating for extra money? B)
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    If one isn't careful, can wind up buying a lot more tire sets!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    This video REALLY brings me TO and BACK to the hippy dippy trippy days! But the stick to reality make mine diesel !

    Driving in the hills of unincorporated San Mateo County, (overlooking the Pacific Ocean: where is laid out the iconic Highway 1) I get behind that iconic (23 Windows) VW BUS!!?? In the process of looking for a place to pass I started looking at the driver who had hippie style long hair. The OMG moment came when he stuck his hand out to give a left-hand turn signal ! PEACE man ;)
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Just got invitation letter to a "lottery" for the 2014 MB GLK 250 BT from the (CA) Air Resources Board. (ARB) If this particular car is selected for 1 month "emissions testing", upon return they'll give you a $5,000 check. They provide a comparable vehicle for that time. The car will be washed, vacuumed and fueled on return. Pick up and delivery for both vehicles at your home or workplace .

    What would you do? What shall I do? B) ;)


    I would take it in a NY second. Of course millions of diesel fans will hate you if your diesel proves MB is also big fat cheaters. :p
    Just got invitation letter to a "lottery" for the 2014 MB GLK 250 BT from the (CA) Air Resources Board. (ARB) If this particular car is selected for 1 month "emissions testing", upon return they'll give you a $5,000 check. They provide a comparable vehicle for that time. The car will be washed, vacuumed and fueled on return. Pick up and delivery for both vehicles at your home or workplace .

    What would you do? What shall I do? B) ;)


    I would take it in a NY second. Of course millions of diesel fans will hate you if your diesel proves MB is also big fat cheaters. :p
    Yes! Let's see what MB would offer!? B)
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