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

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Subject: [Leica] A First
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Thu Apr 21 23:09:44 2005
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You can always park it here in Ballarat, and I'll keep it ticking over 
;-) between visits.

On 22/04/2005, at 5:54 AM, Joseph Yao wrote:

> on 22/4/05 3:44 am, Henning Wulff at wrote:
>>> 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
>> Exactly!    -  See my other reply to Adam
>> In NA diesel doesn't make a whole lot of sense, particularly since we
>> can't get the good fuel, the low-sulfur diesel, at any price. In
>> Europe if you weigh the options, the Prius is the poorer choice. The
>> playing fields aren't level.
> In HK the playing fields aren't level either.  We have low sulphur 
> diesel
> here, costs much less than regular unleaded (US$3.5/gallon as opposed 
> to
> US$7/gallon for unleaded), but we cannot have diesel passenger cars!  
> Our
> government do not license diesel-engined passenger cars.  They say only
> commercial vehicles (buses, trucks etc.) can have diesel engine.  The 
> irony
> is that our traffic condition favours diesel engines a lot more than 
> petrol
> engines - lots of low end torque, horsepower being irrelevant here.  I 
> would
> love a BMW 740d/535d turbo diesel.....
> Joseph
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