Stories when filling up at a "gasoline" station
Let's hear your favorite gas station fillup stories! Have you ever had anybody try to "warn" you not to but DIESEL in your (diesel) car, thinking you are about to make a huge mistake? Ever had a gas station attendant refuse to turn the diesel pump on for you? Anybody else ask you "is that a DIESEL?" or "what do you get for mileage with that?"
Here's a recent encounter I had at the diesel pump and it involves another BMW diesel owner....
I was filling up the 535d at Haffner's ("It Kicks!") in Hudson NH last night when a driver in a BMW X5 Xdrive35d pulls up behind me, waiting for the diesel pump. I was just about to get in my car and leave when he pulled up. I pointed to his car and gave him a thumbs up and then approached his car. I told him I have one of these (an X5 Xdrive35d) too. My X5d is a 2012 and he said his is a 2011 model that he leased and is ready to turn it in soon at the end of the lease. He wants to get into a 535d Xdrive sedan like mine. I told him he will love it and it's a hoot to drive too. He also said he's been driving diesel cars since 2001 and absolutely will not go back to a gasser ever again if he can help it. AMEN!! Same here bro! His previous diesel vehicles include VW TDIs and he was well aware of TDIclub but I don't know if he posts in the TDIclub forums or not.
I then got back into my 535d and moved out of his way so he could get to the diesel pump. It was a good random diesel bonding moment with a fellow BMW diesel driver that's also been a TDI owner too.
Let's hear your favorite gas station fillup stories!
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