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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 3:29:15 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen: diesel is back. Well really, it never left, but with diesel engines more efficient than their gasoline counterparts, and better fuel economy, auto manufacturers are beginning to bring vehicles to market with the more efficient engines.

Chevrolet is the latest to do so, with its 27/46mpg 2014 Cruze. After first showing up in Baltimore, Denver, Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee, the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will spread across the country by year's end.

Automakers are clearly trying to win back the American motorist with their clean diesels, which have certainly come a long way from the noisy, sooty diesels that existed in the 1970's. Gone from reality are the noisy, smelly, slow, and sooty diesels and here...

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priver
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 5:48:10 PM

awesome! now a reason to raise the price of Diesel... demand!!
Love it!!
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 7:04:57 AM

I'll stick with gas...
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Clayton2000
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 6:27:02 AM

Not for me
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 2:25:34 PM

I own one & wouldn't buy one again
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 10:45:07 AM

Diesel is making a comeback over seas and will here too, because they are getting more cleaner burning and rising mpgs.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 12:13:35 AM

Will be nice to see.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 9:58:32 AM

nice little car
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 7:56:08 AM

1mad: I'd like to see that calculation. :)
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 7:55:06 AM

caroll - w/ diesel, it depends mostly how much you drive, i.e. if you only have a 5 or 10 minute commute, it's not worth it. When you have an hour or more, that's when the diesel really shines.
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:29:16 AM

"1madashell" is funny ...using a messed up broken calculator..!
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:19:59 PM

Will go see.
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ham4fun
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 10:30:34 PM

Depending on the state, Diesel is cheaper than Regular. I saw this in Ohio and Oregon. Maybe we need more states that start with the letter "O". My Jetta TDI has gotten as high as 58.6 MPG during the commute between DC and Baltimore. Now if they would just add Hybrid to the TDI...
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SafestHotRod
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 4:58:25 PM

HOw's electric
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1madashell
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 4:36:18 PM

OK, I did the math. Comparing the 2LT diesel to the 2LT gas engine, it costs an extra $2560.
Considering the better mileage, higher per gallon cost, and higher purchase cost, the payback at 15,000 miles per year is:

59 YEARS!!!!!!

Foolish!
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 4:29:58 PM

Diesels are preferred to the greenie ev's.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 3:46:17 PM

diesel is the answer
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 3:42:28 PM

Diesel vehicle, yes. GM, NOT A SNOWBALLS CHANCE.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:31:52 PM

Another Old Post, already commented Yesterday!!
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:26:27 PM

good, we need more
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:25:53 PM

huh
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:19:22 PM

too expensive. only the rich will buy to claim they are saving the world.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:18:45 PM

If they are better than gasoline engines then let the market place decide.
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kruisr
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:18:14 PM

Diesel though more efficient is not alway cheaper, just ask the truckers out there.
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:17:34 PM

What kind of premium is GM going to extract for the diesel vs the gasoline fueled Cruze? If they follow the VW model it will be around $4k to $5k for the privilege to own the diesel version. And then, one would have the privilege of buying diesel which is more expensive than premium gas. Now that's a deal to be avoided like the plague.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:15:31 PM

Given some time watch diesel sky rocket.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:12:20 PM

The price of diesel is at its highest. Does the MPG's offset the cost of the diesel used and the extra cost for the vehicle? Probably NOT....
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:12:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:03:06 PM

Wonderful.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:02:43 PM

General Motors is making a huge push on redesign on many vehicles in the lineup. This diesel is a badly needed update. The technology on their new 2014 Corvette engine allowing for 8 cylinders to cut back to four when not needed is another nice update. GO GM!
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:01:47 PM

Good mpg, but small.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:01:17 PM

Good stuff
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:00:32 PM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:56:12 PM

hw nice
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:55:20 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:55:12 PM


there diesel trucks suck too!!
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:55:05 PM

What will the cost of diesel fuel be?
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:54:45 PM

One good thing about this new diesel is it is built from the ground up as a diesel.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:53:44 PM

Great job.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:52:35 PM

Will be interesting to see if they can overcome Chevy's terrible legacy of diesel-powered cars.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:49:41 PM

Good for them?
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:48:44 PM

I LOVE my Duramax pickup!
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:48:19 PM

2nd day for this story
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:46:21 PM

no thanks...
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:45:21 PM

Hope they sell...
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:44:59 PM

You forget about higher initial cost, higher fuel prices, higher upkeep. Gas wins.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:44:53 PM

whatever.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:44:44 PM

cool. give me 10 years and I'll be ready to buy a 2012 model
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:41:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:40:44 PM

Nice
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 1:40:37 PM

Diesel cars? Awesome!
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