[funsec] RE: [privacy] Gas prices and car driving
drsollyp at drsolly.com
Wed Aug 2 16:00:27 CDT 2006
On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Brian Loe wrote:
> On 8/2/06, Dude VanWinkle <dudevanwinkle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/2/06, Alex Eckelberry <AlexE at sunbelt-software.com> wrote:
> > > Well, I just bought a Prius. Best damned car I've ever owned. Just
> > > amazing. 60 mpg if you work it right.
> > It freaks me out to move without hearing an engine though
> > its still cool tho, kinda like george jetsons car. Has a power button
> > and everything :-)
> > I thought they only got 40mpg?
> The last thing I caught in the news was that the higher cost of
> hybrids takes ten years in reduced gas usage to break even. Most
> people don't own the same car that long.
That's because your gasoline prices are way too low.
> A Volkswagen <> diesel can get 600 miles to a tank. Make it biodiesel
> and save even more. Combust used, strained vegetable oil and live
> free. Sounds good anyway...
... until you've signed up all the fish-and-chip shops, and all the used
vegetable oil is already being burned.
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