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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: Aug 25, 2014 1:12:43 PM

No
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:46:42 PM

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dassfg
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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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dave43
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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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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:43:47 AM

NO
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StarkForums
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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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DasAuto92
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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

No
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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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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

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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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dieselpower2014
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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

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 8:19:54 AM

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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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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:54:41 PM

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 9:50:04 PM

Volkswagen has in the works a Jetta diesel hybrid,they might bring out in 2016. But according to Volkswagen they think this would not be feaseable.
With the diesel weight plays into effect.And also the price tag for this technology. You could pay up to a $7,00.00 increase from a regular gas Jetta.
Then again Volkswagen would just be competing against itself.
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 2:29:07 PM

Even Jaguar make a diesel now.
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 7:32:59 AM

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:53:54 PM

Yes, if the price were right. I like the technology, and the fuel price is a bit more stable than gasoline these days.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 9:12:14 AM

No.
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