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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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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:46:46 PM

Don't think so.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 4:39:03 PM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 6:23:39 AM

No interest in diesel vehicles...........
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fool4fuelNJ
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 6:20:25 AM

The diesel tax will NEVER be lifted. It was a big concession to the truckers years ago, instead of taxing them directly. They will never go back to that.
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superscion
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:42:39 AM

Yes, I currently own one.
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dustySD
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:07:02 PM

yes..a big diesel drinkin truck..and love it
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 6:54:24 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 5:36:28 PM

Probably not
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eB40
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 4:15:59 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 4:28:19 AM

yes
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 2:59:47 AM

yes
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 2:12:13 AM

No.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 5:27:14 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 5:13:57 PM

No interest.........
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loranda
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 4:22:56 PM

Possibly
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 3:35:42 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 6:45:13 AM

no...........
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 6:41:28 AM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 6:06:22 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 5:31:29 PM

yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 5:12:05 PM

No
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 12:43:41 AM

Maybe
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 12:22:39 AM

maybe
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 11:06:40 PM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 10:51:58 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:02:12 AM

Yes, if the price were right.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 5:09:43 PM

nope
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2014 6:58:56 AM

Maybe in the future. But the technology is more complex and costly to repair. Good if you travel long distances.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2014 6:37:09 AM

No interest..............
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 11:50:03 PM

No
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 6:13:27 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 6:20:58 AM

No...no interest..........
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 6:14:43 AM

possibly
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 6:09:29 AM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 5:31:48 AM

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 3:36:22 AM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 7:57:01 PM

No
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 8:35:41 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 7:49:04 PM

No
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 7:30:24 PM

YES :)
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 4:11:54 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:36:26 PM

We know Contiki...this is the 7th time you have repeated yourself in less than a month
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contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 1:51:12 PM

No interest in diesel whatsoever..............
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 1:21:39 PM

Picking up a '86 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 TD (75 hp) on Friday. This will be my 2nd Diesel.
Fuel consumption (economy) - urban 6.5 l/100 km.
Fuel consumption (economy) - extra urban 4.5 l/100 km.
Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 5.5 l/100 km.
And Diesel fuel is cheaper here than Regular gas. It's a win win.
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:49:20 AM

Had them before, would buy them again. I like the VW diesel cars, awesome fuel mileage. I've towed my camper with a Chevy turbo diesel, awesome pulling power and good mileage.
The only thing I don't like is the price gouging on diesel fuel prices. Why has diesel not come down with oil and gas prices? It's still 3.99 up here.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 2:12:20 AM

I wouldn't say that they are "far superior to their gasoline counterparts in every single way", but they are superior for fuel economy. I had a 1982 Isuzu I-Mark four door diesel sedan that I really liked. Yes, I would consider driving one again.

Perhaps my least favorite part about diesels, is the perpetual fuel spill at the pump in stations patronized by average drivers. Professional truck stop pumps never seem to spill any.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 6:37:15 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2014 7:44:33 AM

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 6:25:18 AM

No interest.......
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 3:12:50 AM

I own a VW and a Benz TDI. Love them both!
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