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pilotmass

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:04:39 AM

The dominance of diesel engines in Europe’s new car market could be over before the end of the decade.

That's according to leading automotive engineers, who say a combination of increasingly stringent emissions regulations and the high cost of new-generation anti-pollution technology will make diesel engines much more expensive.

This, say experts, will be coupled with improvements in petrol engine economy and the high possibility of significant rises in the price of diesel fuel.
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 11:50:56 AM

Not surprised.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 7:28:52 AM

I don't think so.
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bojiway1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:12:22 PM

I hope not
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:04:28 PM

watch and see.
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:42:36 PM

So the European love affair with diesel may be over?
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:05:59 PM

Then again, maybe not.

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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:38:39 PM

Diesel Hybrid now that would be a winner! Love my two diesel vehicles One Ford other VW
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:36:59 PM


     interesting
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TucsonC
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:09:31 PM

We had a 1983 Mercedes 300SD and it ran great for about 9 years when the engine seized up do to poor maintenance. The thing is, we only had it serviced by Mercedes.

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kishoreCA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:15:15 PM

Some lobby playing against diesel?
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:54:00 PM

My commuter is a diesel wagon. I can't believe I held off so long before taking the plunge. I believe I will always have a diesel engine in any passenger car I have from here on out as long as they are available. The reduction in my monthly fuel bill was amazing.
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Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:31:16 AM

I still think that Diesel is the answer. Much better choice than alternative fuewed vehicles that are not that convenient to drive.
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skye1212
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:16:12 AM

But we have more stringent requirements here.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:34:39 AM

Interesting.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:33:13 AM

I very much doubt it
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:31:04 AM

Diesels have become much more economical and less polluting, so I wonder about this prediction.
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drz614
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:29:11 AM

we'll see
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ss70
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:11:54 AM

Fuel cells are the way to go ...
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:10:47 AM

Propaganda by oil companies.
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:00:32 AM

I don't believe it is the end of dominance in Europe. Diesel is too entrenched in those markets.
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200porter
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:55:52 AM

ok
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:44:02 AM

We shall see.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:41:03 AM

Diesels are too much trouble for car owners.
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WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:22:51 AM

Small diesel engines just don't make it.
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cashpile
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:15:38 AM

Damn those regulations!
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:04:34 AM

Good to know
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Anty57
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:49:32 AM

ok
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ostrichNV
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:45:40 AM

Nothing wrong with diesel consumer vehicles...a fine option.
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kyjlh
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:39:50 AM

Diesel is higher than gas
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Winatgas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:33:06 AM

Some diesels don't bother me. The only ones that are the ones that aren't either tuned or have high sulphur emissions. I think it is great that they get such high gas mileage.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:32:06 AM

"significant rises in the price of diesel" - now why would that be if everyone is going to quit using them?
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Peachy1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:28:12 AM

Will never use diesel.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:25:53 AM

For now diesel is cheaper in Europe.
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Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:18:37 AM

Interesting! I thought diesel technology was getting cleaner.
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lisenclose
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:16:36 AM

Never used a diesel vehicle, people say that they average out about the same as regular gas but IDK
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:14:06 AM

This is surprising.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:10:18 AM

Europeans shooting themselves in the foot again, the big owe is sure to follow
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