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

    I guess you'd had to have been there! :D Or a corollary being : gasoline as substitute?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Hard to believe that GM used to own about 55% of the market
    A stark reality it, is isn't it? Fortunately or UN, they've worked VERY hard to get that current downtrend @ 17/18 %! My father brought me up a GM fanboy (Pontiac fan, he) It might have had something to do with being a volunteer in WW2, IWO JIMA vet no less!

    Me? I was never impressed from childhood ! 4/5 years old) I love cars from childhood. However, in 2001, the Corvette Z06 was one of GM's successes, that they were almost able to kill some years earlier. Prior to the Z06, I bought no GM products . Knock on wood with app 76,000 miles, outside of a heap of warranty fixes (again I applied the no harm, no foul principle, as GM stepped up) it has been running well!

    Compared to any diesel I've had, it's a junker ?! Do I like it ? Absolutely! Will admit it? Probably not ! I live by dictum, never let a machine know that you like it or need it! :D

    So, ....why do I do that with diesels , one & all will probably ask ?

    In effect, I am DARING each & every one of them to fail !

    So you can see why I don't even DARE to do that with the Chevrolet !?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    In that case I agree. EPA/CARB contends there's 'cheat code' in the 3.0 TDI, too, VW denies it. We'll see. I bet all cars don't meet the test specs at all times on the road. The major difference with VW is the 'cheat code' issue. No cheat code = no issue, to me.
    EPA/CARB already have said that the people with the affected vehicles can continue SAFELY driving. Cars are safe, etc,. Indeed the Federal law/s does not FORCE a recall! Game, set, match on the consumer side. Harm to the consumer is the real and underlying issue. Yes, I would entertain $37,500 for my 2009 VW Jetta TDI. So called cheating fees/fines are between EPA/CARB & VW. Putting a consumers car in operations jeopardy, is a taking.

    There is a suit in federal court in CA , where a plaintiff is pursuing the vehicle replacement remedy, due to a loophold in CA states' emissions laws. IF it is successful, I would want another diesel IF applicable to CA states app applicable 70,000 diesels!!! See I am not hard to please. ;)
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    It's just math. The legal beagles are bummed since you can't tie the math to individuals....
    Ah, a Chicken Little story ! Got it! Zombie Apocalypse, Living Dead, et al.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    So what you are saying in effect is these very same guys can predict the death tolls & rolls for every make and model? With most of the emissions deaths due to GASSERS, and emitters Fed,State, Local give free passes to: it makes you wonder why they don't ? :D
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