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Old 10-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #11
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I just got back from Las Vegas, where I filled up at Costco for $3.59 a gallon. I put gas in my truck yesterday at the Costco in Victorville for $4.43 a gallon.

The EPA, which requires that CA burns "clean" gas in the summer (ending 10/31/2010), and could allow us to use "winter blend", which is in stock and good supply, is being "reviewed for early release" by those who hold our life in their hands.

I for one, am sick and tired of the California political scene and the way they regulate our lives. If I could afford it, I would probably move someplace else. Oh well, just venting......

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We left there in 1991, the writing was on the wall! Moved to Idaho and never looked back. My only regret is not leaving sooner. That whole place is in a state of meltdown. Not quite sure what you mean by "if I could afford it"? That state is expensive to live in, you have to afford it to be able to live there. We left paid cash for a 62 acre farm and have no bills. We rent out the farm land and it pays for our property taxes and water with some extra for maintenance. I hate going back to visit family, can't wait to leave and get back home...
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:59 PM   #12
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I got screwed!!!! Had this weekend all planned out. Couldnt change plans, cause of days off. Just spent 200 dollars off gas for tv and trailer for quads. Another 100 to get home.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #13
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I've joked with friends that I'd gladly pay $10/gallon if it meant that much of the traffic and lunatics would get off the road. But alas, it wouldn't work that way.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #14
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I used to say it doesn't matter how much i am camping. But that may not be so true.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #15
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So it's the supply and demand thing plus those darn Europeans that is behind the high cost of Diesel.
Hey, don't blame us - if you folks would give up the 'big is beautiful' thing, you too could have a Ford Focus with a diesel engine that gets another 20mpg than the ones built in Europe for the US market!!. More diesel vehicles here - more demand - and the price would come down
Seriously, why isn't diesel a more commonly used fuel?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #16
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Hey, don't blame us - if you folks would give up the 'big is beautiful' thing, you too could have a Ford Focus with a diesel engine that gets another 20mpg than the ones built in Europe for the US market!!. More diesel vehicles here - more demand - and the price would come down
Seriously, why isn't diesel a more commonly used fuel?
Because they cost more, are sluggish, stink and are noisy?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #17
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Because they cost more, are sluggish, stink and are noisy?
Obviously, you haven't driven a diesel lately.
The greatest benefit of the diesels has always been their massive amounts of torque. And with the turbo, they maintain their power even at altitude. I used to have a gas job, but in the mountains it would be an incredible struggle up the long pulls going over a pass. With the diesel, I just put it on cruise and keep right up with traffic. No more follwing the semis creeping up the hill!

Once the market here catches on to how good the clean diesels are, we will likely see more of them. Although, with gas engines like the Ford EcoBoost series, the diesels may have a tougher time. If Ford ever comes out with a 5-liter EcoBoost, even their own diesels may have competition. Maybe that is why they haven't done it!
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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Obviously, you haven't driven a diesel lately...
That's true, but I've listened to a bunch of them and smelled the exhaust. Saw a 2012 1t Chevy Duramax and was impressed with it with how quiet it was and the man said it pulled like a tractor. But, to me, the cost is prohibitive.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #20
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Love to see more diesel engines offered across all vehicle spectrums.,.

Better MPG
Better Longivity
Better Torque/Performance

I see more old gassers smoking and smelling on the road than the diesels and I have the older diesel truck that's the same but use to the odors
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