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Old 07-26-2003, 12:34 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Evansville, Indiana
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I've driven for 31 years now, and a paper map has never failed me. It does not require electricity, nor have all the maps I've purchased over the years put together cost me anything lile $2000. All the old ones still work, unlike the standard electronics -- years and they are junk.

More to the point, an $4000 EZL module every three years ain't gonna cut it in a car. Ditto for the $8000 engine control module, the $4000 computerized climate control (whatever happened to dumb servos -- all it does is act as an automatic thermostat!??).

If air pollution is a problem, the answer is to not use personal automobiles, and to live very near where you work, not endless, very environmentally damaging, electronics.

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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