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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:18:10 PM

If it cost less or was at least similar in cost per mile.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:03:18 PM

they cost to much to buy
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cv
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 6:32:35 AM

Sure, if I had one.
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AndreDmax
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 10:46:56 AM

Just bought my first diesel truck and I'll never go back to gas on a large vehicle. Lots of power and much better mileage. However for a smaller passenger vehicle It's probably a preference thing. Better mileage but higher cost per gallon + higher maintenance cost. Diesels last longer though so if you plan on driving your car for more than 250k miles I'd get a diesel with a reliable injection system.
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nascar44
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:08:01 PM

YES!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:20:07 AM

yup
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b899
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:01:17 AM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 12:50:43 AM

No for the simple reason diesel is too expensive.
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diggetydawg
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 3:30:58 PM

Have done since 97 when I bought my first diesel, a Ram 2500 with a 5 speed that averaged 10 litres/100km.
Ran a 2000 Jetta for 10 years and now an 06 GMC Sierra crewcab as my only vehicle.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:30:28 AM

I just wish American car makers would give more models with diesel.
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twt
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 3:08:57 AM

No, I wouldn't drive, or own one.
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 1:55:52 AM

yes
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 12:02:53 PM

Yes, just bought our 2nd one yesterday!
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9:14:06 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 6:55:08 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 8:17:05 AM

no
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 2:11:30 AM

I drive a 2010 F350 6.4L diesel as my daily driver. It's nothing but a torque monster. No going back to a gasser for me

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SmoknFord
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:20:41 PM

sure
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wayne_m
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 12:56:52 PM

I love diesel engines.
In my experience, not only do they get great mileage and have better low-end torque; The engines seem to last forever, if they're properly maintained.
I drove a truck from the time it had 1,000 miles on it until it had over 750,000 miles, and it was still running strong when the company made me give it back.
My father-in-law had a little diesel VW that ran great, even after the body was so broken-down that it was hopeless to try to fix it.
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VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 2:03:40 AM

I do.

Great MPGs and it cruises quietly at low RPM.
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kilowatt2
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 10:32:38 AM

Absolutely! I have a diesel truck and diesel tractor. The truck is more efficient than the the gas truck I had prior to it. I plan to get a diesel car for my daily driver sometime in the future. My daily driver is currently a Nissan Maxima which does so-so on gas.

Love the torque of a diesel.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 9:30:01 AM

Yes, I would give it a trial, if I did decide to purchase a newer vehicle. I have a diesel tractor, works grand, machinery always has a bit of noise on cold start-up, most settle down when working temps arrive.

Most diesel cars today run Quiet for the bystander/driver. I still don't like the smell of raw diesel fuel, but that can be eliminated if one is not sloppy at spilling it.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:54:42 AM

yes
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nickless
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:59:33 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:17:08 AM

Never......ever...........
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b899
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 8:44:08 AM

no
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 6:10:55 AM

possibly
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 5:52:03 AM

yes
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2014 5:22:43 PM

Yes I would.... Yes I do....
At an Average 48 MPG (over the last 20 months) Occasionally getting as high as 53 MPG I've found "Recouping" the additional cost of the fuel happens every tankful.
It comes out to around 6-7 cents a mile (depending on the cost of fuel at the time)
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2014 3:57:30 PM

Yes
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 1:14:28 AM

#1 Diesel is about $1 more per gallon here in NW Ohio. Take forever to recoup the loss. That's one reason why you don't see turbo-diesel hybrids.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 11:20:09 AM

yes
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 10:55:47 AM

VW yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 9:13:01 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 3:06:03 AM

No, I wouldn't drive one.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 2:23:54 AM

yes
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 5:39:02 PM

Love the diesel, just bought our second one last week. To avoid the higher costs, be patient on your search and by a used on about 3-4 years old, they last for a long time so what's a few extra miles now (let the other guys eat the depreciation).
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:32:44 PM

diesel is the way to go
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:07:32 PM

they cost to much to buy
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:41:50 AM

yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:35:46 AM

no
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 5:49:19 AM

absolutely
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:04:46 AM

right on!
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:59:03 AM

Sure I would!
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 4:55:48 AM

yes
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CHEAPERBETTER
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 10:28:47 AM

I do now. I own two of them.
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:51:41 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:43:15 AM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:05:53 AM

No, diesel is always too high!!!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:50:59 AM

yup
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:39:08 AM

no
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