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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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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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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:18:58 AM

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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

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 9:34:36 PM

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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: 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 7:09:15 AM

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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

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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:56:57 AM

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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

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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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contiki
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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

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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 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

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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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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:49:06 PM

Yes have had 2 Volks Diesels, looking for another.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:26:07 PM

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:24:12 PM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 2:46:57 PM

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:31:28 PM

I'm on my 4th Diesel buggy and would never ever go back to a gasser.58Mpg Imp or 47Mpg US and that is with the car fully loaded down.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:18:31 AM

never....no interest in diesel whatsoever.....
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03redchief
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 1:17:18 PM

Yes had a well worn VW Golf diesel would love a older Mercedes 300 turbo
May look @the new Ram with the V-6 Diesel
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