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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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eB40
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 4:07:52 PM

No
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VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:50:25 PM

Despite the price difference at the pumps between gas and diesel, I am still ahead on my diesel and I get to drive a far more comfortable car.

Apples to apples (4 cylinder and manual), it revs much lower and is therefore quieter than my neighbor's Honda Accord.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 10:00:46 PM

No
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 10:23:04 PM

We owned a diesel for decade, but then the cheaper diesel and the better mpg made it a good choice. Now the equation is all wrong.
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Birkut
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 8:42:55 PM

Maybe in the future. I really like VW Touareg TDI diesel.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 7:18:29 PM

No because diesel is still too expensive..
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 12:14:22 AM

if it were free@!
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stoner0046
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 12:08:25 AM

Yes, I've owned a diesel VW and Peugeot and just ordered a new diesel VW Jetta.
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 9:56:49 PM

I really, really like my current diesel daily driver.

Quiet.

Powerful.

Fuel efficient.

This is diesel sedan number four for me.
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VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 1:43:23 AM

I do and I haven't looked back.
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:39:34 PM

No
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:30:21 PM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 8:28:41 AM

No
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 4:32:18 AM

Had a 1979 Benz 300SD. Good on fuel, but the usual Benz gremlins(heater, assorted electrical issues) drove me to sell it.

Yeah, #1 diesel is about a buck more per gallon($3.609) than E-10 around these parts.

No, not worth the extra expense.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 2:29:38 PM

Maybe, but I'd rather have hydrogen
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 11:58:44 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 11:47:26 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 9:08:14 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 9:04:11 AM

No
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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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eB40
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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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steffy628
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 12:32:51 PM

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

Yeah
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ricebike
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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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contiki
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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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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 7:05:43 AM

No interest whatsoever.....
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 8:06:32 PM

No
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pilotdlh
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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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Jackson126
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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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GasMiser718
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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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