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Old October 12th, 2018, 18:41   #16
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Yeah, it's gonna be a real tough sell at $5k, I'm thinking you'll probably be getting somewhere in the $3k range for it, being it's a sedan. If it was a wagon being that clean would be in the $5k range. Real tough to find them clean and rust free like yours. I'd hold onto it till the gas prices spike, then you may get what you're asking.
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Old October 15th, 2018, 11:01   #17
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I don't have any kind of misconception that I'll ever get back what I put into the car. The $5,000 asking price is just something i puuled out of my ear really. The other factor is the price of diesel now. Here is the Bay Area, it's the most expensive fuel. The new regs for ships needing to run cleaner diesel may be a factor in rising demand, and meager supply.
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Old October 15th, 2018, 20:28   #18
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It was the new tax imposed by the state, which hit diesel much, much harder than gas. There's a ballot measure, Prop 6, to repeal it, but ... good luck with that. It's ridiculously easy to scare some people into taxing themselves.
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Old October 16th, 2018, 14:11   #19
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It was the new tax imposed by the state, which hit diesel much, much harder than gas. There's a ballot measure, Prop 6, to repeal it, but ... good luck with that. It's ridiculously easy to scare some people into taxing themselves.
You got that right... at least in this state that's the case.
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Old October 16th, 2018, 23:28   #20
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It was the new tax imposed by the state, which hit diesel much, much harder than gas. There's a ballot measure, Prop 6, to repeal it, but ... good luck with that. It's ridiculously easy to scare some people into taxing themselves.
People are conned into these measures all too easily and they can almost never be undone. For an example look at the ACA and how difficult it's been to get that undone, and it will likely never be completely undone.

In Iowa a few years ago an additional tax on fuel (all fuel) was put through the legislature and it was done in a matter of days against opposition. It was accomplished because fuel costs were relatively low and the probability of getting it passed seemed to be very high. They did it so quickly so as to avoid growing protest from constituents. They knew if it dragged out that constituents would bring pressure to defeat it. It's the absolute worst kind of political abuse.

Ron Paul once famously said that every new piece of legislation always takes two more pieces of legislation to straighten out the original mess, and I think to a great extent he's right.

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