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Old 05-24-2008, 11:13 AM
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Or you can buy B20 from Shoco or Sapp Brothers and not abuse your engine.
I wish we could here in San Antonio, but there are no retailers of BD at any concentration between here and Austin (100 miles away)
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:31 AM
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With the cost of diesel do you think it is a bad time to sell?

What about a horse an buggy? Anyone thought about that?

No more oil changes, no more tires, fuel filters, etc... The list goes on. And I betcha a good fast horse could match the performance of a stock 240d.
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:38 PM
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yeah, I'll be keeping my Diesel! It just sucks paying that much for Diesel... Be nice to see it go back down. I was watching the news, and they were showing a reporter in Iran when President Bush was there to talk about gas pricing... and there was a reporter at a gas station there and said: "There certainly isn't a gas shortage here" and there was, I would say an S-class behind her filling up and again she said "To fill up a car about this size, it would run you around 8.00$. Because over there in Iran it's like 50 cents a gallon. -siiiiiiiiiigh-
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:20 PM
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A4 would be too small for my needs. I would consider and A6 if I got a deal but I really want an A8L.
I currently own a 94 100. This is the same as the first A6 (C4 platform). The C5 A6 is to the C4 as the W124 is to the W123. The C5 A6's are nice cars. I have always liked the 2.7T with the sport option and they get decent mileage for a 6 cylinder.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:11 PM
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I wish we could here in San Antonio, but there are no retailers of BD at any concentration between here and Austin (100 miles away)
Alamo Biodiesel Inc.
519 Seguin Street
San Antonio, Texas 78208

http://www.alamobiodiesel.com/Where_do_I_buy_it_.php
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:42 AM
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Quote by Compress Ignite=The United States Refiners have large unused refining capacities laying dormant at this very minute.
One thing I am not following is that I have read that they refineries are operating at 120% capacity. How is that large capacities laying dormant?
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:43 AM
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Yeah right....and be at the mercy of the dealer to fix any of the ten billion computerized things on it... One repair at home on my SD saves me enough money in labor at the dealer to buy diesel for MONTHS of driving....so its beyond well worth it to own these cars.
People have said that about my 99 E300 too. Fact is that I have fixed many things myself with simple scanners and tools. I think it is the Luddites that are panicking when they see electronics because they cannot and/or will not learn new stuff.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:46 AM
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I don't think it is what they think of us. I think it is the fact that we are spending more than we can bring in
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:28 AM
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The A8 will require a LOT of gasoline - big fuel tank + big engine. Audi's are nice cars, but if you want AWD and fuel economy you need to stick with the A4. I have owned several Audi's and still own one. I like it a lot - it is incredible in snow and rain, but I love my Merc.
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Unlike most of you, I bought both of my MB's new, I didn't buy either one for it's economy - I bought them because my wife loved the SD (we traded in her '78 300D) and I bought the '84 CD as my second CD (my first was a '79 CD) wanting nothing more from it over the '79 other than the power of the turbo. We got both of them in diesels, not because of the price of diesel, but because we loved the cars and knew that if we wanted we could drive them forever. After 26 and 24 years and a combined 460K miles on the two cars, nothing has changed. If you like your MB, because of what it is - not because of the price of diesel - don't whore yourself out with some ricer or alternative fuel POS.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:18 PM
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The price of Diesel Fuel out here in Long Beach CA has gone down to $4.39/gal within the last 3 weeks (I bought some from that place yesterday).
How long it will stay at that price???????
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:35 PM
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I saw diesel on Jacksboro Hwy here in Fort Worth for $4.259 about an hour ago.
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