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qdemn7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 01:26 AM
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8. Hybrids?
So what's the story with hybrids over there? Much mass appeal? What about diesels?
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  -Regular Gas is exactly $4.07/gal here in Fukuoka, Japan Matsubara  May-14-07 11:47 PM   #0 
  - Is that for self-serve or full serve?  Art_from_Ark   May-15-07 12:01 AM   #1 
  - Most gas stations here are still full-service.  Matsubara   May-15-07 01:03 AM   #2 
     - Yeah, gas prices here do seem to be lower  Art_from_Ark   May-15-07 01:50 AM   #10 
  - That price is a liter.  IChing   May-15-07 01:10 AM   #3 
  - No. I converted the prices to a per gallon price. Liter price is 128~132 yen, about $1.08/liter  Matsubara   May-15-07 01:13 AM   #4 
     - Damn the dollar is in the hole.  IChing   May-15-07 01:16 AM   #5 
        - 1 dollar is about 120 yen. It's actually been pretty stable.  Matsubara   May-15-07 01:21 AM   #7 
        - The yen's been going down against all major currencies  Art_from_Ark   May-15-07 01:36 AM   #9 
  - But, I bet you have some public transportation, and shorter distances to commute to work  SoCalDem   May-15-07 01:17 AM   #6 
  - We got into that problem roughly 60 years ago.  Selatius   May-15-07 02:44 AM   #12 
  - Hybrids?  qdemn7   May-15-07 01:26 AM   #8 
  - I see a significant number of Prius...  Matsubara   May-15-07 04:14 AM   #15 
     - The yearly tax on a "kei" car ranges from 4,000-7,000 yen  Art_from_Ark   May-15-07 04:25 AM   #17 
        - They are actually pretty awesome cars.  Matsubara   May-15-07 04:35 AM   #19 
  - But its still 400 to 500 yen for the famous Hakata Ramen  opihimoimoi   May-15-07 02:39 AM   #11 
  - If you think that's high  Art_from_Ark   May-15-07 03:26 AM   #13 
  - I was BORN there  symbolman   May-15-07 04:01 AM   #14 
  - Half of Itazuke is now a large city park, the other half is JASDF* base  Matsubara   May-15-07 04:16 AM   #16 
  - Nice.  yibbehobba   May-15-07 04:29 AM   #18 
  - How much is for gas and how much for tax? nt  terisan   May-15-07 06:19 AM   #20 

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