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Old 05-05-2006, 06:07 PM
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I take public transportation to downtown LA every mroning though I agree it's a hit or a miss depending on where you live. it has also made me late on more than one occasion.

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Old 05-05-2006, 06:21 PM
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I take public transportation to downtown LA every mroning though I agree it's a hit or a miss depending on where you live. it has also made me late on more than one occasion.
That is why I said they have "excellent" public transportation. Their metro system runs like clockwork.
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:19 AM
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Bottom line is she offered me 30cents each, lol. She said that a number of companies from India had offered to do them for that price. I told her she should be contacting them, not me. geeze
~Nancy~
I think it must have been the same woman who contacted me. I was way to expensive for her. I wouldn't even open the image up for 30c

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Old 05-06-2006, 03:34 AM
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I live in a small village, and the bus service sucks (1 an hour when they bother to turn up at all), not only is it unreliable, but its teeth grindingly slow, taking nearly an hour to get to somewhere you can reach in 10 mins by car.

In the summer I use my bike, but I'm a fair weather cyclist, so don't get to use it often enough for it to be a practical alternative to the car.

So like many others, I'm stuck with the high cost of motoring in the UK.
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:10 PM
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I live in a small village, and the bus service sucks (1 an hour when they bother to turn up at all), not only is it unreliable, but its teeth grindingly slow, taking nearly an hour to get to somewhere you can reach in 10 mins by car.

In the summer I use my bike, but I'm a fair weather cyclist, so don't get to use it often enough for it to be a practical alternative to the car.

So like many others, I'm stuck with the high cost of motoring in the UK.
You know I sometimes forget that this forum is international. I know fuel is very expensive in the UK. I've been through London a couple of times. I've never had to budget for the price of gas, but things are changing, and relative to the rest of the states, California's prices are higher. Knowing people in other countries are being gouged twice as badly doesn't make me feel any better! lol
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:38 AM
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I've never had to budget for the price of gas.
Whereas we've had to allow for it for quite some time.

You've been lucky so far I guess. I know the first time I ever filled a hire car in the States, I was stunned by just how cheap gas was. The high cost of UK gas is entirely down to the high rate of tax on it.

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You know I sometimes forget that this forum is international.
As a fairly frequent visitor to the States (I come here on ski vacations most years), I've got used to the introspective view of many Americans. I once got stopped at Denver airport and told "Hey you've got a really cute accent, where are you from?" I replied England, and her next question floored me. "Is that anywhere near Australia?" she asked. "Sure I answered, just next door, hop on a plane and its only a 24 hour flight."
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:10 AM
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All I will say is "biodiesel".
I've tested my Vectra on home made biodiesel, and it runs fine. I'm now looking at making it in bigger volume. Very simple to do, and works out at around 60p a litre using new cooking oil (and paying 20p a litre tax). If I could find a used oil supply, it would work out even cheaper .

http://www.tasmanenergy.com.au/biodiesel.htm
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:43 AM
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do you get the same fuel efficiency?
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:35 AM
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Yes, runs exactly the same as standard Diesel. The only difference is the exhaust gasses smell of fresh dough-nuts (They really do too)

Not all cars will run on it alone, so mixing it 50-50 is the best way to try it. Then go to 75-25 mix and see how it runs. Even at a 50-50 mix with standard diesel, you are saving quite a bit of money. It is also good for the environment
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:48 AM
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Go visit your local "fish & chips" restaurants.

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All I will say is "biodiesel".
... If I could find a used oil supply, it would work out even cheaper ...
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