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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Wait until he or his insurance company gets the trains repair bill !! :p
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Let the author re-check the formulas and see where he went wrong. I get $ .0058, or a tad more than half of one cent per mile driven: DEF. So if 960 oz were used in 6,858 miles = .14 oz per mile or 914 miles per gal. (which is correct) ($5.30 per gal DEF)

    (12 VW Touareg TDI posts 2,998 miles per gal, MB GLK 250 B/T posts 6,050 miles per gal)

    So for example, the article implies the DEF tank's capacity is 7.5 gals. It is unclear to me why jamming in 7.5 gals was important. To try to trigger a NO start?? To me: fill it @ low DEF lamp light, measure the DEF left in a pyrex measuring cup or WING it, do the fractional math, post and move on.

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

    0.52 cents per mile for DEF?

    That sounds like a decimal point error, but I don't trust my math to check. Even a nickel a mile sounds high though.

    2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test
    Seems he is using an "EXpENSivE" crack cue later !!!! :D I use a cheap calculator. B) Puns & jokes intended.

    More seriously, that RAM 3.0 L TDI sounds way more consumptive of DEF than the 3.0 L, 12 VW Touareg TDI.

    (12 VW Touareg TDI) Pretty consistently, the DEF lamp comes on @ app 13,500 miles and takes app 4.5 gals to fill. (for $21.55) (2 ea- 2.5 gal (320 oz per) DEF containers, using his price of $11.97 ea. )

    This basic data can get whatever expression one wants.

    Here are two expressions: (easy to check/verify)

    1. $ .0015962 cost per mile driven

    2. .0427 oz per mile
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Reminds me of the fighter I had to inspect 3 days after hitting a flock of birds. YUCK. I can still feel the 95 degrees and 98% humidity. :s ;)

    ..." Noticed that VW diesel sales are down – 2015, 13,676 & 2014, 18,692 The numbers suggest that the only time people are buying diesel cars is when fuel prices are high. "...

    There you go skewing the data again and hiding. Did you think folks would not read the article to understand how you might reach conclusions, or probably more important to them, how THEY might use the information for better perspective or decision making or in another case confirm their own preferences?

    The article talks about dissimilar and 3 segments of hybrids, EV AND diesels. EV and hybrids experienced the greater %'s losses compared to relatively fewer diesel models. It really does not even mention VW's US market "following its own drummer" strategy which is one and a major reason for its well documented less than stellar sales results. I have even posted why ( I think) this is a consumer opportunity for diesels (and also its gassers). You fail to mention most of VW sales ARE GASSERS, some outliers: hybrids and EV's. So those are HUGE and major omissions. When you omit 2/3's MORE..... I think it easier for you to have said/say it's just your bias/es and your nickels. Hey, I am ok with that. So thanks for the " transparency" .

    I bought the 2009 VW Jetta TDI, the year yearly total sales fell off (app 40 %). the proverbial CLIFF !! It was so BAD that the IRS even offered a $1,500 tax CREDIT to buy the 2009 VW Jetta TDI. Given the deal, it was cheaper to buy than the 2003 Jetta TDI, (which @ the time was pretty cheap. It also had $236. diesel premium). The IRS tax CREDIT? SWEET !!!!! Incidentally as I recall TDI's were 25/27% of VW's total US market production. There were also some other turn in your gas guzzler for even better more modern gas guzzler programs,
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    According to a local newspaper article, that area is part of one the top 10 worst commutes in the NATION !
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