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BostonVagabond

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2010 11:20:28 PM

Now with increasingly sophisticated technologies which make diesel engines far superior to their gasoline counterparts in every single way; would you consider buying one, or do you already have one? Apparently turbo-diesel excels in economy, torque, and horsepower over both gasoline and gas/electric hybrids these days. Diesel becomes more cost effective and economical over hybrid vehicles. Now if the auto companies came out with a diesel/electric hybrid and kept the price competitive, it would be a serious improvement in fuel economy.
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:45:37 PM

I own two.

My personal study of fuel prices in NE Illinois over the past 32 months is that diesel fuel, well researched, can be purchased (on average) for around the same price as regular gasoline. That certainly is not true currently, but this is when diesel prices are highest and gasoline prices are lowest due to the weather and EPA regulations.

I am very happy with both sedans.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:42:06 PM

No, can't see spending the extra money for higher fuel prices.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:55:10 AM

Yes - been buying Clean Diesels since 2010
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:27:46 AM

No
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DaddyD302
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:20:48 AM

no
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StarkForums
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:11:55 PM

yes
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Birkut
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:20:31 PM

It will be a choice to consider in the near future.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:03:02 PM

No
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:08:47 AM

yes
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retcap201
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:25:38 AM

own one now
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:18:58 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 8:01:32 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 9:30:17 PM

Sure
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 2:06:57 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 11:32:23 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 9:34:36 PM

No
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:10:51 PM

Yes have had 2 Volkswagen diesels (used) but sold them because they are a hot commodity here pocketing a few bucks. One had the 1.6 TD the other was a 1.9 TD. Looking for another if the price is right.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 11:30:43 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 10:31:26 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:46:08 AM

Not until they become cost effective.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:04:56 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:47:55 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:33:56 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:25:32 AM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 7:18:06 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 7:09:15 AM

No
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StarkForums
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 6:33:54 PM

yes. I still don't like the big difference in gas/diesel prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 6:30:22 PM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:56:57 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 5:34:23 AM

Used to have one and would buy again if the price was right
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 10:14:25 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 10:14:25 PM

Bought one two and a half years ago and love it.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 6:16:10 PM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:12:32 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:12:43 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:46:42 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 7:54:05 AM

Yes, have driven diesels for the last 4 years
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 7:43:58 AM

Never....no interest in diesel at all....................
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 6:21:01 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 5:48:04 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 5:43:59 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:58:02 AM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:48:17 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:43:47 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:55:02 AM

I might. I don't like that you sometimes have to pay almost $1 more for diesel.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:45:07 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:36:29 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:54:52 PM

03redchief:May look @the new Ram with the V-6 Diesel

Interesting you bring this model to light as a friend of mine just bought a Ram with the V6 Diesel, and it's not a Cummings...it has a Fiat Diesel engine in it.Great mileage as he has listed it @ 7.8 ltrs per 100 km / or nearly 30 mpg.And this engine purrs. You don't realize it's a Diesel.Quieter than a Volkswagen.
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