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Old 01-13-2011, 10:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
Do more with less
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Eastern Missouri
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OD - '05 Ford Econoline
90 day: 18.64 mpg (US)

Joetta - '86 Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Oil Burner
90 day: 49.71 mpg (US)

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When I was a kid in the 60s we drove around town on the "circuit" Averaging 19 mph but going as fast as we could between stop lights.

The cars all had a lope in the idle, either from a cam or from mal adjusted stock carbs. Gas was about 4 gallons per dollar so who cared about fuel economy.

Now that India and China are burning fuel faster than we could ever imagine, price of fuel is out of sight, over 3 bux for one gallon.

I haven't driven my big vans for a while and am driving my vw diesel jetta. Still hoping that I can afford an older turag v10 diesel before I retire.

I hate what this country has become. We've become dependent on chinese loans and have politicians that can not spend their tax dollar incomes fast enough. I read that the leader of Illinois gave his executives a 23% increase in pay and now wants a 66% in income tax. I am tired of bending over for insertion of another injection of tax. Glad that I am a citizen of Missouri.

Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
...isn't it "funny" that HUMOR and RUMOR have so MUCH in common?

...what do they have in common you ask?

...Answer: a 'grain-of-truth'

...and, what red-blooded American teenager ain't gonna love the built-in 'protection' of that dash-mounted condom dispenser!
"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."
Richard M. Nixon

"The reward of suffering is experience."
Harry S. Truman

“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
Ayn Rand

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