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

    Right ;) part of the "lunch eating procedure" is the 35,000 profit per car! Much of that is due to the MASSIVE fed state and local tax credits AND deductions. Most are unmatched by more conventional power plants.
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