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

    Diesel around here has just barely dipped below $4... quite a milestone for this area, as that has not happened in years. Gasoline isn't far behind, though, at $3.70.
    Yes, STILL slow on this side, (no price drop from $3.79 per gal D2) even as the TV Cable pundits say oil could drop to $70. per BOE. One threw in a teaser saying RUG "could" drop to the LOW $2.00 's per gal ($2.60 per gal @ 70 per BOE. AH, .... right !!! ???? Christ's second coming 3rd month @ 3: 33 am 03/03 would be more "certain". ;)

    There is a HUGE glut right now ! They almost have run out of STORAGE for the refined products. They can't ship crude to refineries, which are already operating @ 98% capacity.

    But @ the same time it would be great to have ULSD @ $1.85 per gal (dreaming to delusionary ) !!! ???? That would GREATLY lower the CPMD: FUEL (/33/37/41/50 mpg)
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    We don't really have a "people are idiots" discussion, so I'll post this here.

    Lit Candle In Car Sparks Fire At Gas Station (Consumerist)
    I always thought that WAS the subtitle of this thread. :D
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    @stever said: Fun review from the WSJ.

    "An enduring mystery to me is why Americans don't care. Diesel market penetration continues to bump along the bottom in the U.S., at just over 3% in 2013. And this year there is a Noah's Ark of awesome diesels arriving from Germany. Lots of Audis and BMWs with four or more seats can be had with a diesel-engine offering."

    BMW 535d: This Eco Car Is No Diesel in Distress

    Search the headline if the link doesn't work for some reason - it was "free" at the time of posting.

    He appears to answer his own question with this (his own) statement:

    ..."The diesel also has an absurd advantage in torque: 413 kb-ft. at 1,500 rpm, as compared with the gasser's 300 torques." ...

    The issue would seem to be, a lot of "sophisticated" drivers/would be owners do not really have a CLUE what that means.

    Further, it appears to be "game, set, match" with this parenthetical take:

    ..."(5.8 seconds as compared with the gas-burners 5.5),"...

    ..."Diesel advocates, the true believers, scare me. They have an agenda and dwell in tunnels between gas stations."...

    Someone like me would appear to be his huckleberry and (Hamas) tunnel digger :D

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

    @dudleyr said: My version of gasbuddy does not mention the nozzle size - which is what CR was complaining about. Would it not be frustrating to use your app to find a diesel station and then not be able to fill because they have the wrong nozzle on the pump?

    Is the solution really to fill up much sooner and negate one of the diesel advantages - longer range?

    Oh, 12 oz left instead of 6 oz !!??? Oh the horror !!!! ;)

    Even IF I came close to that in the VWT TDI, @ 35 mpg a tank (26.4 gal) would yield 924 miles. Realistically, I'd be ok with ONLY 910 miles. ;) B) :D

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

    @stever said: Posters on Gerdes' site are getting almost 200% of EPA numbers with their hybrids and gassers too.

    I am sometimes tempted when they (folks with that "hobby") are NOT in the EXTREME right lane to get in front of them and slow down. But the truth is really more like you can see and or feel the ADVERTISEMENT from FAR far away !! Forwarned is forearmed.

    But then on the other hand, the 03 Jetta TDI is @ 114% of EPA (fuel economy.gov) and all I reasonably do is keep it @ 90 mph and below. My best tank full (62 mpg) was @ 141% of H EPA. (makes watching lacquer dry an adrenaline blood sport.)

    On a slow news diesel day, prices are in the cards to SLIDE. This is despite the louder middle east conflict war drum beats.