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    1. It's still b-01 just like the rest of the...

      It's still b-01 just like the rest of the country. Bio-diesel is cheaper than synthetic additives for ULSD, so there is basically no commercial B-00.
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      I live in a high-crime-rate town, so most of my...

      I live in a high-crime-rate town, so most of my friends do not lock. That way when someone wants to check if there is anything valuable in the car, they do not have to break the window. I lock...
    3. Some businesses and governments here are buying...

      Some businesses and governments here are buying electric cars for employees that just need to run around town. The limited range is an advantage, to keep the cars where they belong. The low operating...
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      Poll: Great if you win your bet and make 8% per year....

      Great if you win your bet and make 8% per year. If you lose 8% per year, your GTI cost $100,000 or more. The average return in the stock market or in real estate is less than 8%.

      What it comes...
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      I'd rather wait for the Apple system. This one...

      I'd rather wait for the Apple system. This one has too many parts redundant with the phone. I like the larger screen, but I keep my car for a long time, and the software will be as obsolete as the...
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      If I go slow enough, I can hit every single...

      If I go slow enough, I can hit every single traffic light while it is green.
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      I think Camry looks bad for what it is. I'm not...

      I think Camry looks bad for what it is. I'm not buying it to look exciting.

      Hybrid SE is brilliant. This is what Camry has needed for years.

      XSE is a good marketing idea and if I was designing ...
    8. No. Murder is wrong, even if the victim steals my...

      No. Murder is wrong, even if the victim steals my car. Even if state law says it's justified, to me it's still murder.

      Imagine if I let the guy live. I make a claim and the insurance company buys...
    9. http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-new...

      http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-news/189276/options-that-make-a-difference-at-resale.jsp

      Automatic transmission is good for resale value, too.
      ...
    10. Why do you think that the Golf TDI won't have...

      Why do you think that the Golf TDI won't have independent rear suspension? How about GTD? Is that going to have an IRS? How about Audi A3 diesel? IRS? I thought MQB was supposed to make this kind of...
    11. There is spare capacity coming to the electric...

      There is spare capacity coming to the electric grid. As more efficient lighting and appliances come on-line, people will be using less electricity. The electric grid needs to be modernized, but that...
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      At least in Northern California, PG&E offers a...

      At least in Northern California, PG&E offers a lot of different rate plans for EV users.

      http://www.pge.com/cgi-bin/pevcalculator/PEV

      I tried the calculator, and it's a little out of whack for...
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      I don't think it would be popular everywhere in...

      I don't think it would be popular everywhere in the country, but I expect there would be 5 GTEs sold just in my immediate neighborhood.
    14. Poll: My wife and I had only owned manuals up to this...

      My wife and I had only owned manuals up to this car, which is our only car.. Automatic. Because we needed to live with DSG for a while to try it out. I might get another manual, but I think they are...
    15. That might be true for the car manufacturer, but...

      That might be true for the car manufacturer, but it's backwards for the consumer. If my normal driving is 18 miles, I want an electric range of 19 miles. Any more is a waste of heavy, expensive...
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      For a good color, I'd probably pay what they...

      For a good color, I'd probably pay what they asked. I've seen a big assembly line paint shop, so I'm not sure what new equipment involved, but once they had it, I'm pretty sure they could work in any...
    17. I'd buy it, assuming the pricing was only a step...

      I'd buy it, assuming the pricing was only a step above Jetta hybrid. The electric range is perfect for my driving habits.
    18. http://images.classiccars.com/classifieds/350194_1...

      http://images.classiccars.com/classifieds/350194_13702103_1958_Studebaker_Pickup.jpg

      The central coast of California is good for car-spotting, but the Evoque isn't that common. I see more Maserati...
    19. When Toyota and General Motors closed their plant...

      When Toyota and General Motors closed their plant in Fremont, CA, I wondered who would take it over. In the end Tesla was the winner of the abandoned auto plant lottery.

      I'm wondering what is...
    20. That's a lot of money for access to the HOV lane....

      That's a lot of money for access to the HOV lane. On the other hand, you could drive any car you like, and give someone a ride. Much cheaper than a plug-in hybrid.
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