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

    Three minutes ago, another day in a Winter Wonder Land!?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    South Lake Tahoe, CA (looking North), Heavenly Observation Deck! This was taken 10 mins ago: 945 hrs PST 1/17/2017.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    It's really interesting that the available to new TDI's are/becoming more " one off" than some vehicles designed to BE one off!? No word from wife's colleague on Jaguar F-Pace CUV TDI.

    I'm not sure this is a true issue or not. (VW Touareg: PUG 19 mpg / TDI 33 mpg) This is given the de facto "consume WAY more, while blathering on about consuming less".

    Despite over almost 3 decades or so of gasser, gasser-hybrid mpg "refinements, break through" gasser CUV/SUV's to "light trucks" have made scant improvements to even be @ par with diesels. (Touareg' 19 mpg PUG vs. 33 mpg ULSD: & the 42 gal barrel of oil 19 gal gasoline /13 gal ULSD ratios: heretofore (since Rockefeller @ least) almost immutable)

    When the MB GLK 250 BT (compact CUV) was on the market & radar, the ( new for US markets) 2.1 L (T TDI, sorry about triple redundancies) twin turbo diesel was exciting! Torque per L was very high. It works that way in the real world also!

    The local dealer really pressed the gassers, as there were both overwhelming more & more option combinations. In hindsight the % of BT's was very low.

    Yet, the best I could project was 20 PUG /33 ULSD mpg, 13 mpg better. lists 21.8 mpg. We've been posting 36 mpg, 14.2 mpg better .

    So incidentally, my driving buddy & wife went back up to ski (on the north side) Lake Tahoe, CA, posting 18 mpg (V8 TLC) ! :o

    The conditions cleared to almost perfection! I think starting today, MLK holiday weekend will be just WONDERFUL, albeit CROWDED!

    The 12 VW Touareg TDI is up there supporting a snow boarding trip. (Lexus in the picture)
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Indeed! It should be easy to track: almost like old Roman gladiator games!

    I'm still waiting for the fix & driving the 2009 VW Jetta TDI's getting $$'s Sep 2015 KBB & $5,100. I'm also not paying $350. or so a month, for its' new replacement.

    I have waited 16 mo ($5,600) (for the approved fix/es. So IF I have till Sep 2018 to DECIDE (& turn in shortly after), that's 36 mo of NO payments, ($12,600) added to the $12,975 promised. We also already got $1,300 tax credit, $1,00 good will. We also have 3 yr. VW Road assist.

    So like Xwesx, it's hard to let go. !?. I'm not sure how/where to get another car like this with these or better dynamics!? ;) B) In my case. I wish justice speeds along, ....MORE ....slowly! B)
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Agreed; a definite no-brainer! Hopefully we will see some percolation of diesel into midsize and large SUVs, too.
    I was reading the write up for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. They claim 19 mpg? I'm wondering why GM does not get on the stick and start to implement the 7, 8, 9, 10 speed A/T's?

    More on topic: 3.0L, 4.0L, 5.0L or even larger TDI's would be a good start! 30 mpg would be awesome!