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Last time I moved I drove my Nissan hatchback (with a leather belt holding the passenger door closed and missing moon roof) from Buffalo to NYC packed with my crap. Two days later I sold it for 75 bucks, got drunk and made some new friends. I'll never own another car again if I can help it; three thousand pounds of metal, plastic, and rubber to move 300 pounds of flesh and blood. This is a concept which only made sense in 1910. Chris -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of SonC@aol.com Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 2:30 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Leica] A First In a message dated 4/21/2005 6:04:40 A.M. Dateline Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: On 4/21/05, Henning Wulff <email@example.com> 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 the 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_ (http://www.sonc.com) _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ===================================================================== Please note that this e-mail and any files transmitted with it may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this communication or any of its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and deleting this message, any attachments, and all copies and backups from your computer.