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What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

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  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 16,968
    edited February 9
    stever said:

    It's good to see - they need to tweak the tests to get closer to the real world results, or just test the ones on the roads. Reminds me of all the tweaks the EPA has had to do over the years to try to get mpg ratings that are somewhat real. Too bad it's too expensive just to have the regulators do all the testing in the first place.

    What you are saying is totally revisionist history ! Bas Ackwards if you will. Car makers test their vehicles in the REAL world, but if they don't post per EPA/CARB direction, law, they're screwed!

    So really you should post a video of a test driver driving the EPA/CARB test. It is not, I repeat NOT the real world! The driver does test/drive a graph on a screen ! It is insanity if one expects to get real world driving emissions & mpg figures from the EPA test run ! You will get EPA/CARB TEST figures!!

    So for example, I post what I really get in the real world on 4 diesels and folks probably think I'm insane?
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Dodge City, KSPosts: 6,048
    Oh no. No we don't! :p

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 47,559
    edited February 9
    That's what I'm getting at - the mpg test is done in a lab on a dyno with professional drivers using "real" gas and the results are spot-checked. Of course the ratings are done so you can compare models to models and there's all sorts of warnings that your mileage will vary. And consumers are always mad because their mpg doesn't get near the test results. But at least you can figure out that a compact will get better mpg than the Homermobile you lust for.

    But for emissions, we need to get out of the lab and out in the real world where our real lungs live. That means real testing with sniffers or whatever that will make it harder for the testing to be spoofed on test day and in the weeks after.

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  • slorenzenslorenzen Posts: 605
    gagrice said:

    I know I haven’t lost a relative, I just want to be treated fairly.’ They are all quite reasonable.”

    I just want my $1000 Visa cards and a New VW Touareg TDI LUX. B) White with Saddle Brown Leather.

    Would you please donate the current ride to me? I'll create a tax deductible foundation...

    :p
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 16,968
    edited February 9
    Slow diesel News Day! :'(

    ULSD $1.89, RUG $1.87, PUG $2.11.

    I signed up for, but have not receive the (2nd) $1000 VW care package & VW Roadside Assist. B)

    Filled 12.88 gal, 476 miles for (shy of) 37 mpg. (2014 MB GLK 250 BT @ app 28,000 miles) Terrible commute traffic! It's reputedly the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd WORSE commute in the NATION! The week leading up to the Super Bowl 50 didn't help either !

    So how about those Denver Broncos ???!!!

    Talk about insult to injury! http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/02/cam-newton-super-bowl-taxes
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 16,968
    slorenzen said:

    gagrice said:

    I know I haven’t lost a relative, I just want to be treated fairly.’ They are all quite reasonable.”

    I just want my $1000 Visa cards and a New VW Touareg TDI LUX. B) White with Saddle Brown Leather.

    Would you please donate the current ride to me? I'll create a tax deductible foundation...

    :p
    Can't say I blame you there ! It's a pretty sweet ride!
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 30,154
    slorenzen said:

    gagrice said:

    I know I haven’t lost a relative, I just want to be treated fairly.’ They are all quite reasonable.”

    I just want my $1000 Visa cards and a New VW Touareg TDI LUX. B) White with Saddle Brown Leather.

    Would you please donate the current ride to me? I'll create a tax deductible foundation...

    :p
    And you would know being the only one here at Edmunds to see it. I got a feeling I will have to be happy with the $1000 gift. Which I have not received yet either. I went on line and claimed it the day I got the letter. I will give them a month before I call and check on it.

  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 30,154
    ruking1 said:

    Slow diesel News Day! :'(

    ULSD $1.89, RUG $1.87, PUG $2.11.

    I signed up for, but have not receive the (2nd) $1000 VW care package & VW Roadside Assist. B)

    Filled 12.88 gal, 476 miles for (shy of) 37 mpg. (2014 MB GLK 250 BT @ app 28,000 miles) Terrible commute traffic! It's reputedly the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd WORSE commute in the NATION! The week leading up to the Super Bowl 50 didn't help either !

    So how about those Denver Broncos ???!!!

    Talk about insult to injury! http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/02/cam-newton-super-bowl-taxes

    That is crazy the way CA taxes, Oh I forgot, they get me good every year. I should have never given up my Alaska residency.

    The result: Newton will pay California 86.3% of his Super Bowl earnings if the Panthers win. Losing means his effective tax rate will be a whopping 172.2%. Oh yeah, he will also pay the IRS 40.5% on his earnings.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2016/02/03/california-taxes-will-eat-up-all-of-cam-newtons-super-bowl-earnings/#2715e4857a0b7b9fb0de50a6
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 30,154
    I spoke too soon. Just walked down and picked up the mail. And there is my VW love gift. I have to take it to my dealer for certification. Then I have till Jan 2017 to spend it. I will get a couple nice VW TDI shirts for sure, to show my appreciation.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 16,968
    I'll have what you are having! Does it beat something like this? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-recalling-half-million-trucks-220513536.html
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