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

    Yes, the H rated tire requirements for these mid sized CUV's are a study in extreme contrasts!

    To cut to the chase, I only hammer these A/S tires in the context of trying to get a reasonable set of miles on them! Giving the contrasts, 90,000 miles might be a bit much? But so far wear per 1/32nds is pretty good @ over 16,000 per!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    EV while seeming off topic is really a purposeful point for point contrast to diesels.

    In addition, many folks in flights of pure Hollywood fantasy, totally gloss over the fact that WHOLE NEW and HUGELY MASSIVE brick & mortar & parallel infrastructurals needs to be built!! The funniest flight of fantasy is that somehow EV religious converts think "someone else" is going to pay for it ! Look in the mirrors boys & gurls, one guess who is really paying for it!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    I think EV advocates are scratching their heads, as to why the conversion rate is SO dismal ! While gas @ $ 1.01 which is @ the cheapest in a long time, electrical prices @ 3.5 cents per kWh & as low as 2.7 cents per kWh, are @ lows also!

    So for example, Siri says the ( my) AVERAGE is app $.1534 per kWh! However in California, this is totally misleading due to a ridiculously complicated rate structures ! It's not hard to see that the EV people are getting ripped off big time.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    This is the "What would it take for YOU to buy a diesel car?" discussion, not the "I'm happy with my diesel car" discussion. Until VW (the largest diesel seller, by far) gets its act together, very few diesels will be sold.
    What about potential strong pent up diesel demand is not on topic? Happiness about 4 individual diesels is one anecdotal outcome to those considering a switch to diesels. Again, it is on topic!

    You do know, you can start a new topic ? You can title it: " I Hate VW TDI's, Why Don't You? " :'(
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    That's not the EPA test. I don't think they just plug into the OBD-II.
    "Right", then if EPA by test procedures data knew that VW was cheating. That makes them guilty of felonies, for failure to report or take lawful action! Or there is a far greater EPA cover-up than heretofore has been revealed!? The guesses do not seem to pass muster !
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