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

    Tesla CHEATER (33%) ? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/norwegian-tesla-owners-sue-car-160000281.html

    Liar liar pants on fire ? What, ...no US market outrage ? ;)

    Funny no mention of tested torque!?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    I don't have a link, but I read an article saying that the upcoming diesel will be the cleanest MB d to hit the market.
    Sounds like the perfect runabout to use to go grab some clean bacon. :D (there are several articles out about Panera's bacon but I figured linking to the Ad Age article was most appropriate).

    Yup! Just need a bio diesel engine and you could process bacon grease into biodiesel B)

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

    Containment (actual) to the lower levels of engineers & management layers might truly be a reason VW could get off relatively unscathed: less criminally & importantly for less $$'s. The fact that Liang is getting no immunity might be one BIG indicatior there is a lack of bigger fish to fry. I'm sure also Liang, pleading guilty would find it improbable to bring a successful labor or wrongful termination suit.

    Higher levels of management MAY have suspected, but that is A LONG way off from "proof", whatever that means in today's day & age. Besides the "usual suspects" have pulled their "golden parachutes". aka, Former CEO Winterkorn @ $ 60 M ?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Ethanol damage = to, GREATER than the gasoline it replaces! I guess the 2007 study ( 9 + years old) has been, is being ignored by the current administration & highly politicized EPA/CARB? http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Study-warns-of-health-risk-from-ethanol-2601178.php

    SteveR et al, has been saying ULSD was the allergic & N0x boogey man!
    http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba591

    ..."Problem: Ethanol Reduces Fuel Economy. Congress is debating raising fuel economy standards for vehicles to reduce energy consumption and air pollution. However, ethanol, or grain alcohol, produces 35 percent less energy per gallon than gasoline; thus the fuel economy of vehicles burning ethanol is lower. For instance, Consumer Reports tested a Chevrolet Tahoe running on E85 - a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. [See the figure.] Fuel economy fell from 21 miles per gallon (m.p.g.) to 15 m.p.g. on the highway and from 9 to 7 m.p.g. in the city. As a result, when E85 was $2.91 a gallon in August 2006, for example, it would have taken $3.99 of E85 to equal one gallon of gasoline.

    In addition, poorer fuel economy means vehicles will use more gallons of fuel, which could negate any air quality gains due to fuel economy improvements."...

    - See more at: http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba591#sthash.5Z1bK3wd.dpuf
    ... "In order to meet congressional mandates for ethanol in fuels, the Environmental Protection Agency has relaxed clean air regulations on ethanol production facilities, allowing 250 tons of emissions per year before regulations are triggered, whereas other industrial facilities violate clean air rules if their emissions top 100 tons per year - "...

    ..."Ethanol will increase ozone-forming NO x emissions in Wisconsin by twice as much as the emissions reduction achieved through vehicle inspection and maintenance programs, says the state's Department of Natural Resources. -"...

    So burn more, over burning more!?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    And in a case of two wrongs may make a right:

    "What the two companies have in common are failures in developing technology to clean up diesel engine emissions. In 2012 Navistar finally gave up on coming up with its own clean-diesel technology and fired the CEO who had led the company down that path for nearly a decade."

    Will Volkswagen Diesel Engines Save Navistar? (247wallst.com)
    I didn't catch the 60% spike in Navistar. :( So sad.
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