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

    If I did the math conversion correctly, that is 553 # ft of torque!! AW AW AW! I wish mine had that with 32/33 mpg or better!?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    While I would like each oem & model/s to have the modular choice of power plants (gas,premium, diesels, hybrid, E85, natural gas, EV, etc., & power trains ( M/T, A/T, CVT, etc), like Europe, it is at the very best a pipe dream.

    The realities THEN/ergo, etc. limit diesels to very good vehicles! GM's Canyon/Colorado in the small PU truck segment, one example. The Jaguar F Pace (TDI, small CUV) got an almost total redesign to be a hair better than the stellar Porsche Macan. The Macan does not have an American TDI option. The TDI F Pace appears to sport the 8 speed A/T. I say yee ha if it fits what you want or need.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    I think it's particularly telling that it took another (Peugeot) diesel to give an Audi diesel neck to neck competition.
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Well no, there would be no dilution to me. Then yes, there is a MASSIVE gasoline glut & world wide!!!

    IF gasoline were so GREAT, the mandate should be gasoline: manufacturing, big rig trucking, small rig trucking, power plants, off/on road construction, home heat, etc.,etc,. A switch to gasoline would make a "dent" in the gasoline glut. Even 10% to 15% US ethanol removal would be a rounding error in WW oil consumption LOL everybody knows gasoline is CHEAPER tha diesel anyway!? ;) :D Then,... all of those should be then electrified FIRST!!!!

    You would rightfully notice, those segments are NOT being implemented first!!!??

    So here is a modest proposal, build & retrofit) high rise construction in NYC, ONLY IF the site is energy self sufficient ! (Any construction really) Even practical people can wave magic wands ;) B) Does anybody else sense the Hollywood fairytale here?

    Actually it is not magical. The technology exists off shelf right now! It's been around for 60 + years & SAFELY powers ....(Jeapardy style) Who is Hyman Rickover?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    On the downgrade (for 75 miles), the (14 MB GLK 250 BT) computer posted 48.5 mpg. Indications are a slightly higher MPG tank full. NON diesel 14 MB 350's can get a more normal 20/21 mpg.

    It was interesting to be shotgun, observing the sides of the roads and the damages due to the winters season. We had to slow, @ the construction zone giving the opportunity to see the progress on the highway's three lanes that fell off the mountain due to snow and water damage.