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Posted by Piper on July 25, 2007, 11:00 pm

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:42:38 -0400, "mark_digital©"

Or in the bank drive through, when you have to have your window open.
<Gag - gasp!>

Posted by stratus46 on August 1, 2007, 5:29 am

schumacher wrote:

I had a friend with a Rabbit diesel back in '83. Didn't run nearly as
well as the Prius and while it _sometimes_ went 50MPG, my Prius has
done 52+ for _all_ gas into it for 15000 miles - and it's faster,
quieter, roomier ... but the Rabbit seats _were_ more comfortable.

The household fuel consumption dropped by 13 gallons a week since we
got the Prius with no fewer miles driven.
Hybrids_do_  make sense in southern CA.


Posted by richard schumacher on August 1, 2007, 3:47 pm

Wonderful!  Now we can expect clean, reliable Diesels to conquer the
market.  Diesel plug-in hybrids even more so, by virtue of their further
improvement in fuel economy and elimination of failure-prone
conventional transmissions.

Posted by y_p_w on August 7, 2007, 6:10 pm

richard schumacher wrote:

My uncle drove a Rabbit Diesel w/ a 5-speed.  At least until his
doctor told him to give it up after his ears started ringing from the
ear-splitting noise.  It had the dual benefits of a loud diesel engine
coupled with virtually no sound insulation.  While a modern car door
will go thud, the Rabbit diesel went clank.

Posted by Marc Gerges on July 24, 2007, 8:35 pm

And you can't even kill yourself using the exhaust fumes of a Prius... :->

I'm in Europe, I've got access to up to date Diesel technology. And most
Diesels, unless they have filters, stink. Not when new or after a year or
two, but when they start aging, they are not fun to drive behind in a


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