Drove a New Car Home Today.....

Drove a New Car Home Today.....

Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 14th, 2012, 1:18 am #1


.....a 2012 Mazda3 Hatchback, with the new 2-liter direct-injected engine making 155 HP and 28/39 MPG.

The payments are easy too...$0.00 per month!

Hal
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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

March 14th, 2012, 1:48 am #2

thats excellent highway,congrats! and the smart move right now.. Gas is supposed to hit 5 at some point , my car is getting 20 mpg at this point , and Im not sure if taking on a payment would be worth it short term , I know it would long term.


<span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:14px;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;text-transform:none;color:#000000;">"i never was much for book learnin"</span>
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Joined: September 16th, 2000, 12:05 am

March 14th, 2012, 1:51 am #3

.....a 2012 Mazda3 Hatchback, with the new 2-liter direct-injected engine making 155 HP and 28/39 MPG.

The payments are easy too...$0.00 per month!

Hal
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Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

March 14th, 2012, 1:56 am #4

.....a 2012 Mazda3 Hatchback, with the new 2-liter direct-injected engine making 155 HP and 28/39 MPG.

The payments are easy too...$0.00 per month!

Hal





Yours is much prettier than mine though !
Congrats on the new ride ...
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Joined: March 13th, 2009, 5:21 pm

March 14th, 2012, 2:27 am #5

Very interesting James.

I stuck a link here for those that might enjoy the read...

http://alternativefuels.about.com/od/na ... onwide.htm

KR,
Paul
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Joined: February 13th, 2004, 6:46 pm

March 14th, 2012, 3:55 am #6






Yours is much prettier than mine though !
Congrats on the new ride ...
do you have a Natural Gas compressor at your house or do you refuel elsewhere?

It's good to see this technology become more available.

Chris


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Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

March 14th, 2012, 4:01 am #7

Very interesting James.

I stuck a link here for those that might enjoy the read...

http://alternativefuels.about.com/od/na ... onwide.htm

KR,
Paul
from a Honda Dealer in Wisconsin out to Los Angeles -

Cost me a grand and took 2 weeks but I saved $$$$ over buying one her in So Cal.

The Honda dealers in CA wanted $32k for the same car that I paid $27k for from WI

crazy mark up ... even with the shipping I came out ahead.

I've put the first 3000 miles on it over the past few month and it drives really nicely -

I fill up from home over night in my garage for 80c per gallon - figure $1 with the cost of electricity running the fill station.

or I pay $2.70 per gallon if I fill up at a public CNG station.

Comfortable 250 - 300 miles range on a tank - but I just use it for commuting in and out of LA.

If you have a regular commute .. you should really consider buying one of these. I highly recommend them.
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Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 14th, 2012, 11:41 am #8

do you have a Natural Gas compressor at your house or do you refuel elsewhere?

It's good to see this technology become more available.

Chris


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.....and average 4500-5000 miles per year in short trips, I felt that my choice was sound.

All I require is an economical compact hatchback with room for my big Telescopes, and this Mazda3 has it for me.

That 6-speed auto feels seamless, almost like a CVT! It also has that "sport shifting" mode, which I don't need to use, because the computer determines the optimal shift points much better than I can!

Hal
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Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 14th, 2012, 11:49 am #9

thats excellent highway,congrats! and the smart move right now.. Gas is supposed to hit 5 at some point , my car is getting 20 mpg at this point , and Im not sure if taking on a payment would be worth it short term , I know it would long term.


<span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:14px;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;text-transform:none;color:#000000;">"i never was much for book learnin"</span>
...and most European countries have been paying $6 to $8 for some time now. Asia too.

I used to pay 20 cents per gallon in the early 1950's, but I 've stopped telling people that anymore, because they can't seem to comprehend it!

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Joined: August 13th, 2008, 10:45 am

March 14th, 2012, 2:09 pm #10

15 to 17 cents when gas wars would erupt.
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