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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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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:30:04 AM

No the fuel is too expensive along with the upkeep.
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.
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
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 3:45:19 PM

Ever is a really long time
eB40
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:47:10 PM

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

No....never.....
retcap201
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 1:20:44 PM

yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 12:48:40 PM

no
Jackson126
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 8:54:36 AM

yes
StarkForums
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 12:12:31 AM

Yes, Diesel and gas prices need to be closer to make it worth my while.
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 11:19:39 PM

No
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 6:24:57 AM

No interest whatsoever............
MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 6:00:01 PM

No
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:35:41 PM

Would you ever own a diesel passenger vehicle?

** Well for thirty five years that answer would have been probably not.
Watching Oil prices go through the roof from 2000-2008 and no improvement
after that... I seen the writing on the wall. After buying a sub-compact, getting great mileage but having to put up with all the discomfort I started looking harder. So many people "bashing" diesels...Then so many others praising them. I figured the only way I would ever know the truth would be investigating and a serious test drive.

My take...

Driving a diesel is an excellent way to have a larger car, get the mileage of a compact, more than adequate power. Most of the objections are based off antiquated knowledge and experience. Then add a little "refuse to learn"

My average mileage for the last (almost) two years has been 48.x MPG. Many times exceeding 53.x MPG. I can transport (5) 6'3" Hillbillys in comfort. All of this for $25,000.00 new...

Last but not least... It'll pull a 6 Degree incline @ 70MPH and never downshift while maintaining a shade over 2000 RPM.

So yeah...guess you could say I'm sold.....

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 2/5/2015 11:37:45 PM EST]
Big Dan
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 2:04:57 AM

Yes
ProfDude
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 12:56:43 AM

Yes.

Already do own two.

Happy am I.
Happyherman
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 4:34:06 PM

Never
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 3:58:08 PM

Yes
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 2:33:10 PM

Probably not but Never Say Never!
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 5:03:34 PM

No
Big Dan
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 12:30:07 AM

No
VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 12:11:16 AM

I still do.
Alcoman
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:39:55 PM

I would consider it.
d_clark
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 1:01:32 PM

yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 11:32:56 AM

no
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 11:16:08 AM

never........
StarkForums
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:47:40 AM

Yes. It probably won't happen until diesel is about the same price as gas.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:22:45 AM

no
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:45:45 PM

No
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 11:03:25 AM

No interest in diesel vehicles whatsoever....................
marcusp2236
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 11:00:49 AM

Yes. Europe does this right. Diesels get much better fuel mileage.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 10:36:42 AM

No
Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 5:44:33 AM

yes
StarkForums
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 5:09:32 AM

Yes, if diesel prices decreased. Right now diesel is $1.30 more than regular gas.
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 5:05:40 AM

Yes
TexBob
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 1:39:30 PM

No
GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 11:19:59 AM

Sure
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:45:21 AM

yes
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:44:41 AM

No
MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 2:56:03 PM

No
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 10:00:43 PM

No
Big Dan
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:55:04 AM

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

No
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.
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 10:00:46 PM

No
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.
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.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 7:18:29 PM

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

if it were free@!
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.
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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