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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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hasch13
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 10:27:09 PM

no, too expensive of an option, you would never recoup the increase option cost through fuel savings
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:31:14 PM

My crystal ball is a little tarnished.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:09:25 PM

No
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Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 7:23:06 PM

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MeTaBall
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 4:49:54 PM

no
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 9:40:32 AM

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wlotocky
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 8:18:11 AM

no
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retcap201
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 8:17:34 AM

own one now
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 8:09:30 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 6:26:51 AM

Never.....ever....
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bearone2
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 6:23:59 AM

No
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 2:04:49 AM

Yes
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Yep.

Still own two turbo-diesel sedans.

Happy am I.
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 10:37:20 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 9:29:14 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 7:44:45 PM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 5:50:09 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 2:27:42 PM

yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 2:25:56 PM

No...never.....
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 1:36:46 PM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 12:37:34 PM

no
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No
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:25:38 AM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:24:29 AM

No. They're noisy and they stink.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 3:19:34 AM

As soon as Audi comes out with a road-going version of their very successful turbodiesel hybrid Le Mans race cars. Diesel fuel prices are finally coming down here in NW Ohio. Only about 35-40 cents/gallon over unleaded regular.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:53:16 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 10:04:13 PM

No
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 1:01:56 AM

never again.....they stink.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 12:44:38 AM

yup
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 12:25:43 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 12:03:04 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:31:39 PM

No.
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No
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 11:18:40 PM

No.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 7:11:39 AM

yes
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 10:58:47 PM

Don't see it happening with the price of diesel
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 10:18:47 PM

No
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No
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No
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:44:35 PM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:30:04 AM

No the fuel is too expensive along with the upkeep.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:05:13 PM

I have driven both the new Jetta and Passat diesels. I would buy a Passat.
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 7:19:26 PM

Yes owned 2 ...1986 Jetta 1.6 td , and a 1997 Jetta 1.9 tdi
Now looking at a 2000 Volks Beetle 1.9 tdi...in limbo
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 3:45:19 PM

Ever is a really long time
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:47:10 PM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 6:42:55 AM

No....never.....
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 1:20:44 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 12:48:40 PM

no
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yes
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