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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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47pickup
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:46:56 AM

No
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:44:12 AM

Maybe
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:40:06 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:25:12 AM

yes
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:32:23 PM

yes have owned 3
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:50:34 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:35:36 PM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 11:30:04 AM

No diesel is too expensive, seems to never drop in price
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 1:05:03 PM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 7:37:26 PM

No the price diesel is high. Seems to never go down either.
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 3:14:13 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 2:50:48 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 12:38:11 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 12:32:51 PM

Yes...own one currently
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 11:28:25 AM

Yeah
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 10:58:28 AM

if it's a hybrid with waste veggie oil fuel system
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 9:37:58 AM

Never....no interest whatsoever...............
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 9:35:24 AM

no
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 9:27:25 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 9:23:08 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 10:51:35 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 8:33:03 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 7:05:43 AM

No interest whatsoever.....
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 8:06:32 PM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 9:30:18 AM

I have before and would buy one again.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 9:16:27 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 3:14:21 AM

I had one before and I would buy again if the price was right
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 12:15:14 PM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:58:48 AM

Not likely
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:46:46 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:08:06 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 7:34:48 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 7:17:13 AM

I hope to have more diesels to choose from soon.
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 7:14:09 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 1:19:21 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 12:11:22 AM

naaah ... can't tolerate that diesel stink.
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:50:26 PM

No
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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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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 7:55:10 AM

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

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:20:48 AM

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

yes
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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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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:03:02 PM

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

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

own one now
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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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