On 10/09/2015 1:33 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:
In 1990 when I shipped the escort (Diesel Content) it was the same
from any port on the west coast, and based on weight/volume
formula. I think the escort was around $1100. I chose Seattle,
because I like it better and it was closer to WI where the car was.
So, the real question is "why did you leave Hawaii?"
I ask that daily each winter.
PRH is loko also, but outside of Oahu, their tentacles are fewer.
My company was making money, the parent company was losing money,
their parent was nearly bust from losing money but they owned
thousands of acres and the house i lived in. the middle company had
a salary freeze. the parent of the parent almost doubled the rent on
the house i lived in. That amounts to a drastic pay cut. So I left.
There was no way to get ahead. But I could have survived probably,
and been happy, but SWMBO did not take the rent hike well, or the
I really liked driving the 200D around on the island. 60 miles to
Hilo or 60 miles to Kailua. I tried to drive it up to the
observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea, but it started getting warm
at the 10,000 ft elevation area with 6 people aboard, so we turned
around rather than risk the engine with another 3000 ft of elevation
The escort went up the mountains to visit Herb Kane a few times.
Herb created the jolly green giant back in the 50s and is a legend in
HI. The 200D never visited Herb, but I suspect he would have liked
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