“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde
Oh me too. He would call me at some ridiculous hour like 3am. Last time he called it was 5 am and I told I really didn't care if he lived or died and hung up. Haven't spoke to him since.
That was almost...omg..20 years ago?!!
Holy SHIT! I'm getting old...
Calm the f**k down.
Other than some German auto brands (VW Mercedes Audi) why can't we get turbo-diesels in autos here in the US? Two of them are above my price and VWs are expensive to keep up. I really want a diesel auto for my next vehicle. You don't have to worry about battery disposal as in the hybrids and electrics or someplace to plug in your electric. Other technologies are not currently available and diesels can be converted to biofuels. But the only options here is to buy a pricey European car or a hulking pickup or SUV.
I'm not in the market at the moment but my car is 11 years old. I have a cute little Toyota ECHO and it does get pretty good mileage. Bought gas this morning at $3.7999/gal when I drove by the station an hour later they had raised it to $3.8299. It just outrageous how they can raise prices like that. And yes I know the pay a lot more for fuel other places.
When your husband calls you to discuss something important, goes into a busy donut shop and gets frustrated with you when you weren't clear on something he said and all you can hear is the talking and laughing behind him. Enjoy that donut!
I think that the main reason there are fewer diesels in the US is that the US automakers really screwed that one up in the 70s. Slow, smokey, smelly and loud. Newer diesels, the only way to tell is the engine sounds different. Not near as loud as the old ones. The smoke and smell thing are pretty non-existent also (although, I can intentionally create one hell of a black cloud if someone behind me deserves it LOL)
Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds
Yes, it was more money than some other options, but the pricing was about the same as a comparable hybrid, and I don't have to worry about the thousands of dollars it would cost to replace a hybrid's battery in a few years, plus the environmental impact of battery disposal. Also, holy crap, it's fun to drive compared to my friend's Civic hybrid. Torque is good