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  •  I could say its not a range problem (0+ / 0-)

    the problem is your place of work , when they change so that they don't cause a problem , the range will be fine .

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    by indycam on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 04:21:46 PM PDT

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    •  So my place of work needs to change. (0+ / 0-)

      Yeah, that's not going to happen just so they can spend money to then give away electric power. I'm hoping they don't do a layoff and get rid of some of us.  I can see asking them to spend money on employees when the company isn't doing so well is really not going to go over well.  So no, I'm not going to risk being laid off just to spend several thousands of dollars paying for a new car when my current bought-and-paid-for car whose environmental impact (through the mining of metals and the formation of plastics, etc) has mostly been accounted for.

      Reduce, reuse, recycle.  I'm going to reduce the need for more cars by not prematurely getting rid of my current car.

      •  I didn't say they need to give away anything . (0+ / 0-)

        We are talking about range .

        So no, I'm not going to risk being laid off just to spend several thousands of dollars paying for a new car when my current bought-and-paid-for car whose environmental impact (through the mining of metals and the formation of plastics, etc) has mostly been accounted for.
        You came into this diary saying the range wasn't good enough , now you are acting like I said you should dump your old car and buy another . Nothing could be farther from the truth .
        Reduce, reuse, recycle.  I'm going to reduce the need for more cars by not prematurely getting rid of my current car.
        Do you think I was saying that your old car should be crushed , melted down , etc etc etc ?

        The car you said didn't have the needed range ,
        does in fact have the needed range .
        The problem is that the place you work doesn't have a place for you to plug in . That's not the cars fault .
        Another person who commutes the same distance as you do , who works at a place that has a place to plug in , will find that the range of the car is just fine .

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        by indycam on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:46:03 AM PDT

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        •  Yes, we are talking about range. (0+ / 0-)

          My first comment was that the range wouldn't work FOR ME.  It was about my commute, how it wouldn't fit my needs.  Then you started asking about my commute and when I said that plugging in wasn't an option, you started saying my employer needed to change their ways to allow for plugging in.  I was pointing out how that wasn't going to happen and that I'd rather stick with a lower impact choice of my hybrid than going out and buying a new car, which is what your diary seemed to be encouraging.

          This car would not be a workable solution or even a good solution for me.  That's where I started from and that's what I've returned to.  I will not be considering something like it unless the plug-in has a better range, where I don't have to choose between it and my job.  I think the Leaf has a longer range, but I'm going to wait until my car can't drive anymore before I consider another one.

          •  And once agian (0+ / 0-)

            the range of the car is fine , the problem is your place of work is having a problem . The range is fine and dandy and would cover the needed commute with ease .

            you started saying my employer needed to change their ways to allow for plugging in
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            the problem is your place of work , when they change so that they don't cause a problem , the range will be fine .
            You change words and meaning . You read things that are not said and respond to the things you hear in your head . Not my problem .

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            by indycam on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 12:32:42 PM PDT

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