I think it is a great idea to explore diesel options here in the US. The problem that I hear from MANY over the road truckers and diesel car owners is that the EPA is making it too difficult to get a diesel car on the road. They are making too stringent of regulations that make it impossible to mass produce a diesel engine profitably; as well as their emissions equipment hinders gas mileage tremendously. My cousin just ripped all of the emissions equipment off of his over the road truck to go from 5 mpg to 7 mpg!
I think that another diesel car option in the US is a great opportunity to advance engine and car technology.
"It isn't what you drive that matters, it's how you drive it" - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear
Ford: Taurus ('91, 01) Focus ('09); Mercury: Sable ('95); Dodge: Neon ('95); Trek: 1000SL ('07) Yamaha: VStar 650 ('03)