Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - New USA bound diesels?
View Single Post
Old 02-22-2013, 06:16 AM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2012
Fan#: 101317
Location: DFW, TX
What I Drive: 2013 VW Golf 2.5 3 door

Posts: 129
FF Reputation: 1 n00btard Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Originally Posted by Malibooya View Post
I'm thoroughly unimpressed by the Cruze diesel - at this point I have to believe it's a concentrated effort to turn Americans off from diesel, again.

The MKIV Golf TDI could do 50MPG on the highway, ten years ago. 40MPG from a small-midsize car in 2013 is wholly unimpressive.

Speaking of diesel/electric hybrids though, didn't Peugeot just do one? Some supercarish looking thing with a copper body.
Project Sipster was an 84MPG MKI w/ a MKIV 1.9L swap. I'm seriously considering building one as a project car. It's just too retardedly epic tomfoolery not to. That $7K project would be as fast as my Gen1 Focus was --but get 84MPG...

Did you see Audi is talking about releasing a production R18? They seem to be winning a few races with diesel-electric hybrids. I wish I crapped enough gold bulleon for such a toy...
n00btard is offline  
    Reply With Quote