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Hey all, lurked here many times using links that had been posted on Fred's where I have been a member for the past 4 years.

Apparently dependent on the mods there, free speech is not really free........LOL

My car is a 2004 Jetta TDI 1.9L PD that is heavily modified. The car runs great but am still getting the tune 100% dialed in.

I LOVE TDI's as you can have your cake and eat it too in regards to power and economy.

My first experience with VW Diesels was wayyyy back in about 1981 when my Dad owned a 1980 Rabbit 1.6L NA. I learned to drive a manual in this car and also took my drivers test in it. Way back then the car would get in excess of 50mpg and when fuel prices started to soar remembrance of this prompted me to buy my Jetta.

I was also stationed in Germany in the late 80's and bought a 1983 Jetta GLI from another GI for $400 bucks. It had been passed from GI to GI 7-8 times in 7-8 years. The car needed an intermediate exhaust pipe and nothing more to pass inspection. I ran it on the autobahn for the better part of 2 years with no issues usually between 90-125 mph. That little Jetta provided more enjoyment than any other car I have owned, but was a bit scary at speeds over 110 or so due to wind uplift on the chassis.
 

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hiya Frank.

guess I need to search your recent posts to see what you got the boot for :D
 

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hiya Frank.

guess I need to search your recent posts to see what you got the boot for :D
Hey Aaron,

I got the boot for commenting in the fuel/lube section. Seems there are alot of folks wishing the government would institute $10+ fuel prices and the same folks suggesting firmly anyone who does not live close enough to cities to use public transportation are in error.

Seems alot of these hi-folootin, uber educated folks would like to do the thinking for the rest of us "regular folks" who cannot think for ourselves.

When I pointed out (loudly) energy costs trickle down to all goods and services and that the middle class had not in many cases received a raise to mitigate inflation and were drowning financially.

One of the main guys spewing this crap claims to lead a middle class life, however has his own business, pieces of other businesses, a stable of 10+ automobiles/trucks and the cash to put two kids through grad school. I am sure he is not sitting around wondering where he can nip/tuck his own monthly budget to pay for these additional expenses.

As far as the public transportation, they think anyone/everyone can just pack some boxes and move closer to public transportation. Last I checked, my home appraised for over $400K less than 3 years ago and to sell now I would have to list it at 215-220K. Not wining, just living in the real world.

Can anyone imagine what a trip to the grocery store would look like with $10 gal fuel? At my local grocery, two apples were $1.90 that's right $1.90:eek

Even gainfully employed, responsible, frugal folks such as myself can only stretch paychecks so much before they do not cover all that needs to be paid.
 

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my home appraised for over $400K less than 3 years ago and to sell now I would have to list it at 215-220K.
And how much did you pay for it and how many years ago was that? Real estate goes up, goes down, if you sell when it's high, you'll have to move somewhere else when it's high... if you sell when it's low, chances are you can move somewhere where it's low...

You got banned for the language you used in a personal attack.

Yuri
 
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