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CiVX

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Message Posted: May 23, 2011 7:49:28 PM

I think they got a bad rap because of poor quality in the 70's and 80's.
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GMGuy65
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:56:50 PM

yes

But only the older ones.

the EGR DPF DEF, all this pollution junk kills fuel economy and raised the cost per mile due to the unreliability that comes with all this emissions junk.

I run a few electronic 6.5L diesels (a few mechanical ones too) and the computer helps on the fuel economy, but they lack all the pollution crap, so I get over 20mpg with a bone stock aerodynamics-of-a-brick pickup truck, so imagine what some aero mods and powertrain mods could do!
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:14:18 PM

No. Diesels have advantages but they don't normally apply to the average driver. While one may get more miles per gallon with diesel, that's largely irrelevant. It's the cost per mile that matters. Compare a diesel to a gasser at the average number of miles that a US motorist drives each year and the CPM will be much higher.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 10:30:36 AM

No
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:20:49 AM

Yes definitely. I am really hoping to see more options in the TDI-category.
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:23:07 AM

No.
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boutmuet
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 5:03:38 AM

Still loving my 09 jetta tdi
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:07:17 PM

no
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rn2cro03
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:38:30 AM

Yes, my truck is clean diesel. It's quiet, doesn't smell bad and gets better gas mileage than a gas motor truck.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 7:11:57 PM

yes
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 5:19:03 AM

Nope
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 3:19:35 AM

no
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xtremecheap
All-Star Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:51:29 PM

Ford made the biggest mistake ever by going with the International 7.3 instead of the DT360. Diesels would be looked at in a different light if if they would have just gone with the Dt360.
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medic6133
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:21:47 AM

I drive diesel trucks at work and would certainly consider it.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:07:39 AM

no
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:07:39 AM

no
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:07:38 AM

no
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:07:35 AM

no
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2011 7:02:11 AM

no

if more diesels are on the road, it'll drive up prices even higher

refiners can only extract about 10 gallons from a barrel of crude

99% of the transport industry is using up most of them as well...

add the common consumer to the mix = watch the price of diesel go higher!

what ever happen to the infrastructure of bio-diesel?
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zdcatc12
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2011 6:01:16 AM

yes
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2011 9:36:48 PM

The dependability issue is based on what engine you get and who you use it.. At work we run a fleet of diesel engines. We have about 20 2004 Fords with the 7.3L engine that are still running great at 300,000 miles. We bought a bunch Fords in 2006 with the 6.0L engine and junked them after 100,000 miles. Now we have Chevys with the 6.6L engine. They are at about 150,000 and running strong with the exception of the DPF, EGR cooler and catalytic converter. That problem is a result of the type of service we run. High idle time is hard on the emission system.
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2011 7:01:13 PM

Good idea though I have never had one yet. Auto diesel fuel is becoming more common and that is necessary for the proliferation of diesel cars.
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76FLH
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2011 3:46:09 PM

Yes.
170,000 miles on my current one.
It's just getting 'broken in'.

[Edited by: 76FLH at 9/11/2011 3:46:58 PM EST]
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Zevie1975
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2011 3:12:13 PM

yes
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SophiaCA
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2011 1:00:52 PM

No diesel for my vehicle.
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motehab
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2011 9:16:01 AM

I'm thinking Diesel for my next car.
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Crashups
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2011 8:16:07 AM

A diesel engine by design is more efficient than a gas engine. If only the price was the same.
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10on3
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2011 8:10:15 AM

undecided
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starxpilot
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2011 7:18:05 PM

Yes. More efficiency.

Why I don't have one, probably because I've not heard of cars running that, well, around here at least.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2011 11:28:37 AM

Yes.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 4:36:50 PM

Depends on the price. It has to be cost effective and I'm no longer a high mileage driver. Also, need more of a selection than there is at present. Glad to see GM coming out with a Cruze diesel in 2013. I expect it will be offered in other vehicles after that and other manufacturers will offer diesels to compete and meet the mpg requirements for 2016 and 2025.
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jpjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 11:53:08 AM

no
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134sparky
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2011 11:34:06 AM

no
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mustangman02232
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2011 9:22:51 PM

yes to diesel, as long as it doesnt have the EGR/DPF/urea crap on it so it will actually run right and get good milage
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CHEAPERBETTER
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2011 9:22:42 PM

Just drove my Jetta TDI from Lansing, MI to Cleveland and back today. Set the cruise at about 5 over the whole way and ended up with 49.5mpg. You just can't beat that with any other car that size. Fun and economical at the same time.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2011 8:08:32 PM

I hope some manufacturers are reading this.
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2011 4:42:18 PM

Yes I want a diesel hybrid. A twenty to thirty horse diesel engine mated to an electric transmission with a small amount of batteries to assist acceleration and regenerative brakes.
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grumman581
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 10:18:54 PM

Back in 2004, I compared the Dodge 2500 with the diesel to the 1500 with the hemi. The diesel had plenty of acceleration and I liked it, but the cost was quite a bit more, so I went with the 1500 with the gas engine.

I recently purchased at 2011 VW Golf TDI (diesel) and am quite satisfied with the acceleration, handling, and fuel economy. I actually wish the engine was a bit noisier since I am not used to watching the tach for determining my shift points -- I just go by sound.
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rwb1921
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 12:14:34 PM

No
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chicosamom
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2011 12:53:44 PM

no - had one.
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stephen2155
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2011 11:19:06 AM

yes
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BikeRider
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2011 9:59:22 AM

Yes. More efficient than regular gas!
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farrot
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2011 3:28:01 PM

Diesels yes in this day and age.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2011 11:50:25 AM

Yes, I haven't driven a gasoline engine car as a daily driver in nearly 20 years
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HondaFit2010
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2011 4:42:28 PM

I would drive a diesel most definitely.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2011 3:37:21 AM

Yes
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Mizzer1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2011 12:25:28 AM

Yes
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Bolzi
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2011 12:31:19 AM

Got into a 335d, very happy with it. Getting ~800 km to a tank but it cruises deadly silent and has all the pep I'll ever need.
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nate31379
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2011 4:33:26 PM

No
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kbnce
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2011 12:55:46 AM

desiel vehicles are not so good
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jdunlap65
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2011 9:39:54 AM

i love my diesel
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