Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/21

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Subject: [Leica] A First
From: SonC at (
Date: Thu Apr 21 11:30:04 2005

In a message dated 4/21/2005 6:04:40 A.M. Dateline Standard Time, writes:

On  4/21/05, Henning Wulff <> wrote:
> In the  US the Prius sort of makes sense, if you drive a _lot_.
> Mainly, you  get the benefit of driving a car which is somewhat more
> socially  responsible. In Europe, turbodiesels, which are a huge
> portion of the  market, make sense. The premium you pay for a diesel
> car is less than  the premium for a Prius, diesel fuel is cheaper than
> gas and there is  a huge choice of a lot of models from all
> manufacturers. Some get  substantially better mileage than the Prius
> and many handle better or  have other features.

In Louisiana, currently the price of diesel is 10 cents higher than  
gasoline.  We looked hard at the VW TDI, and I almost bought one, even  
though they 
were stingy with their markdowns.  In the end, I got a  comparably equipped 
Prius for less,; they get about the same mileage on the  road, and of course 
Prius beats it in town.  But it finally all came  down to one thing.  Kathy 
loved the color on the Prius!
Regards, Sonny
_http://www.sonc.com_ ( 

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