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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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2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:56:57 AM

no
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Thumper52
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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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cjstuff
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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: Sep 3, 2014 5:07:39 PM

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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:12:32 AM

no
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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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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

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 8:58:30 PM

N
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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

No
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 8:16:52 AM

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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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superpower0
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:32:55 AM

don't know
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:26:38 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:23:46 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 3:17:35 AM

I have no plans to ever own a diesel.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:32:21 AM

I drive diesel car now..I may never go back to a gasser.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:13:06 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 10:30:36 PM

I have two diesels and have owned many more.
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:20:46 PM

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 7:45:32 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 7:28:09 PM

Not again
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 4:39:04 PM

Own one now.. and probably will for some time.
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:41:33 AM

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:20:38 AM

I have two vehicles which each accumulate about 7,000 miles annually so I don't think it would be cost effective for me to buy a diesel engine vehicle. If my mileage was higher I would consider buying a diesel vehicle.
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 10:02:53 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 8:19:54 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 8:01:58 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:43:39 AM

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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:36:13 AM

yes
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