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EVH_1984
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2011 11:13:11 PM

Do you wish there could be as many diesel cars in America like Europe has? I sure do. It's too bad the diesel scene never became popular in the U.S.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:28:32 AM

No...no interest in diesel................
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 12:19:54 AM

no, that will drive up prices even higher since most commercial vehicles/transporters are running w/ diesel to begin with

a barrel of crude can only yield 1/2 the amount of diesel when compared to gasoline...
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 5:51:25 AM

Yes
TheDubar
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 11:15:41 AM

BRING ON THE DIESELS!!! I ordered a Dodge Ram 1500 with 3.0L V-6 Ecodiesel with the most fuel efficient mileage numbers in the history of full-size trucks.
dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 12:59:30 AM

go test drive a diesel and you will see what mean.
metsghia
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 2:13:19 PM

Yes, mine is great & I wouldn't trade but it may not be everyone.
I think we have to thank GM for the Unites States ill opinion of the diesel automobile with their disasterious attempt on diesels back in the late 70's early 80's. New diesels are different than the old ones. Diesel fuel has changed--How long has it been since you've seen a semi bellowing black smoke out the stacks? Diesels have come a long way and diesels have their place just like the hybrids and electric cars do. In the city with lots of idling and stop & go, sure get a leaf, prius, volt, whatever your fancy, because a diesel will be just like any other gas vehicle. The diesel mileage will probably be better than gas but won't offset the cost differences in most cases. I think in most cases put a diesel on a greater than 50/50 city/hwy or pulling, you can't beat it with a stick.
Louloulou2013
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 11:01:58 AM

Need to learn the pros and cons first
weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 10:00:08 AM

No
dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 12:50:13 AM

If you ever own a diesel you might not ever drive another gasser.
dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 12:47:50 AM

There on there way as we type
charladan
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 1:29:54 PM

$0 years ago I did now they are just a hindrance until Fuel Cells come along
Vin63
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:50:24 AM

No, I'd prefer that I'm just a few enjoying the benefits of a diesel passenger car.
lilwoof63
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 2:52:23 PM

Nope. They are obnoxious and smell bad. They are also bad for the environment. We have enough burnt garbage from the semis that run on our highways everyday. Why add to it. Diesel is more expensive then unleaded fuel. I really would not want to pay more then I am now.

[Edited by: lilwoof63 at 2/6/2014 2:51:49 PM EST]
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 7:26:07 AM

No.....no interest in diesel...........
aalix
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 5:34:26 PM

Wish the federal government would remove the additional tax on diesel to make it competitive to regular gas.
metsghia
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 4:02:29 PM

Yes I do.
dassfg
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 8:36:25 AM

Love mine
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 5:26:38 AM

I don't like the smell of Diesels.
myst999
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:36:02 PM

The fuel mileage is usually higher. The initial cost is also higher along the cost of the fuel. Seem like a wash until prices of fuel go up.
szd55
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 8:05:58 PM

Yes; better towing, more economy... we need diesels.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 7:44:14 AM

Yes. Many reasons, but basically, higher mileage. ANother benefit is that more diesel comes from a barrel of oil than gasoline, so it would reduce oil demand a good deal.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 7:03:34 AM

Higher initial cost-No thanks
Higher maintenanace cost-No thanks
Higher fuel cost-No thanks
Having to add Diesel Exhaust Fluid-You've got to be kidding
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 6:48:33 AM

No.....no interest in diesel...........
dassfg
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 8:43:02 AM

I drive a Jetta TDi - for many they are popular. Love the mpg!
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 6:56:46 AM

No.....no interest in diesel....
Bowlerman10
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 12:47:24 PM

No a good trade off with the higher deisel price
Houckster
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 11:21:21 AM

Diesel cars are not for most people. They are more expensive and the overall CPM for a diesel will probably be more than for a gasser unless one is driving a lot of miles.

The more demand for diesel, the greater will be the differential in price between gas and diesel which is usually 50-80ยข more than gas.
espo85
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 1:08:17 AM

They're on their way.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 11:42:27 PM

yes
CentaurChiron
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:17:25 PM

yes!
Dickie87
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 8:47:34 PM

Yes
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 6:48:17 AM

No.....no interest in diesel....
Camry05
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 1:50:36 AM

Diesel costs about the same in the US than in Europe, but gasoline is a lot more expensive in Europe. On a cost per mile calculation, for most drivers in the US gasoline is still cheaper. Unless you were driving almost exclusively highway miles, then the price premium of diesel in the US is worth it. Otherwise not so much. On average where I live, diesel costs between 25 to 85 cents more per gallon than 87 gas. And just like hybrids, most diesel cars sold in the US have a higher price point.
jack4141
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 1:26:45 AM

Yes
GAJDHI
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 7:17:23 PM

yes
FuelAGas
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 1:46:29 PM

I wish for a diesel hybrid.......best of all worlds!
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:17:17 AM

no
TULL
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 3:29:57 PM

Yes
weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:43:38 AM

No
jonjon57
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 6:53:09 PM

Yelp
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 8:32:52 PM

Sure
Shamyne
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 7:57:02 PM

sure
jnfrancois
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 7:56:39 PM

yes
streetirsx
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 6:44:54 PM

yes
kylejetta13tdi
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:35:52 AM

I love both of my diesels
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:34:40 AM

Not until the facilities to convert natural gas to diesel come online.

Diesel costs more than gasoline because those who use diesel have to have it at any price. The value of diesel used to deliver groceries is still much greater than its price.
FocusFree
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 6:57:45 AM

The new generation of diesels are great, but the best ones are still not in North America. I rented a Ford Focus in the UK last year and didn't realise it was a diesel until it came time to fuel it. It was a better engine than my VW clean diesel turbo and got even better mileage. If only the fuel prices reflected reality and were cheaper than gas...
chipote
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:39:25 AM

Yes
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:01:57 PM

yes.
lyanMI
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 1:01:37 PM

Diesel needs to be a bit cheaper.
weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:58:30 AM

No
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