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12-09-2014, 08:57 AM   #12016
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Hey, we passed 800 pages, too ...

Just FYI - Diesel in 2008 was 77.3% of all French vehicles - 31.5 million passenger cars - 5.9 commercial - 0.9 industrial ... Parc automobile français ? Wikipédia
Really? All the Renault cars here are gas fired.

12-09-2014, 09:09 AM   #12017
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Hey, we passed 800 pages, too ...
Not by the settings I use - only 161 pages in my browser... Long ways to go, and that's why I won't buy a K-3 (well, that and the whole money thing...)!

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12-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #12018
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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote
Really? All the Renault cars here are gas fired.
Yep ... Diesel used to be about 25% cheaper than gas when I first came to France. Now, it's about 10-15% cheaper.

Not like pricing in the States ... what are your prices for each? J
12-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #12019
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Now, it's about 10-15% cheaper.
It's 40% higher here. Gas this morning (87 octane, 10% ETOH) was $2.48 and Diesel was $3.48. There's more of a difference in this part of the country in the Winter than in Summer or other regions as in the Winter it's a blend o #1 and #2, but even in summer it's about 20% higher. I don't drive my truck very often so when we got back from our last trip I had a little less than half a tank of straight #2. I topped it off with #1 so if I didn't get around to driving it again until the dead of Winter I'd have a blend. Cost of straight #1?

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$4.68 per gallon.

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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
I wouldn't go as far as to call what the French are manufacturing 'vehicles' or 'cars' ...

Totally agree - I would choose British any day!


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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
It's 40% higher here. Gas this morning (87 octane, 10% ETOH) was $2.48 and Diesel was $3.48. There's more of a difference in this part of the country in the Winter than in Summer or other regions as in the Winter it's a blend o #1 and #2, but even in summer it's about 20% higher. I don't drive my truck very often so when we got back from our last trip I had a little less than half a tank of straight #2. I topped it off with #1 so if I didn't get around to driving it again until the dead of Winter I'd have a blend. Cost of straight #1?

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$4.68 per gallon.
Hm, seems petrol (or "gas") is around $8 per gallon here, diesel about a buck less.

I seem to remember paying $1/gallon about 15 years ago in Georgia, with prices at home around $5 at that time. You guys are catching up!
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Totally agree - I would choose British any day!
This reminds of the joke about the two guys that suddenly hit it rich in the stock market. they both bought big luxury estates.
One hired a British nanny, a French chef, and a German mechanic.
He's living like a king.
The other one got a little confused and hired a French mechanic, a British chef, and a German nanny.
He takes the bus to work most days, eats at McDonalds and Burger King a lot, is just a little bit afraid of his kids.
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This reminds of the joke about the two guys that suddenly hit it rich in the stock market.
Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs French, the mechanics German, the lovers Italian and it's all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics French, the lovers Swiss and it's all organised by the Italians.

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A finely cooked menudo should not be that gross. It's a Spanish cuisine made out of pork meat, liver and a lot of tomato sauce and chili.
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You make it sound good. I'd try yours.
Here in the U.S., menudo is a savory stew made from tripe (stomach lining from a cow, goat, or sheep). It is common on menus in Texas, but rare around here.

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It would be wrong to knock the Reliant Robin, btw. One Mr. Bernard Reeves got tired of Top Gear ruining a bunch of those and so he built himself a "rugged" version.

Is it a halftrack?

No!

It is a two-third-track!



Oh, and it sports the original 850cc engine - and a somewhat less than original Browning 50

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Here in the U.S., menudo is a savory stew made from tripe (stomach lining from a cow, goat, or sheep). It is common on menus in Texas, but rare around here.

Steve
I grew up in Texas. You might find menudo there on the menu in some Mexican restaurants, but it certainly isn't a common dish.
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
It would be wrong to knock the Reliant Robin, btw. One Mr. Bernard Reeves got tired of Top Gear ruining a bunch of those and so he built himself a "rugged" version.

Is it a halftrack?

No!

It is a two-third-track!

Rugged Robin is gunning for Clarkson - YouTube

Oh, and it sports the original 850cc engine - and a somewhat less than original Browning 50
Can't post that without posting the other:



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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
I wouldn't go as far as to call what the French are manufacturing 'vehicles' or 'cars' ...
Hahaha!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
.... be wrapped in bacon, and have hociR engraved on the barrel.
And come in a lutefisk box!

NaCl(empty of lutefisk of course)H2O
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It would be wrong to knock the Reliant Robin, btw. One Mr. Bernard Reeves got tired of Top Gear ruining a bunch of those ...
There's always a risk of that happening when you strap one to rocket boosters and try to shoot it into the stratosphere ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbope Quote
I grew up in Texas. You might find menudo there on the menu in some Mexican restaurants, but it certainly isn't a common dish.
I have only been to Texas once and then only to El Paso. There menudo is everywhere you turn! By that I mean literally on the sides of the restaurants in 4' foot letters, "Menudo"! Sorry to malign the entire state based on a single city.


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(...BTW...excellent Mexican food in El Paso...)
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