Could the engine size differences be related to fuel costs? When I lived in Italy (90-92) gasoline was about $5.00/gallon. At the same time it was $1.20 or so here. What is the current price in Europe and Great Britian? (per litre, I'll do the currency conversion)
The United States of America (we) uses an amazingly disproportionate amount of the world's oil reserve. We are oil gluts!
I think the events of Sept. 11 will eventually change our perceptions and values of the worlds oil resources. But it will be too late!
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1984 300CD 172,483
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