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Old 11-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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GM to offer Diesel car engine option in the US (repost?)

http://alttransport.com/2010/09/gm-w...ne-in-the-u-s/

OK, so when now Ford? You already dropped the ball with the Transit Connect IMO. No matter what you charged, I bet there are still companies that would opt for nearly 40 mpg in a small delivery van with as much torque as a small V6. There are no diesel engines offered in your full size vans any more- so what gives? Is Ford Anti-Diesel now?


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Old 11-18-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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there is a neat Top-Gear video with a Skoda turbo diesel vs. Mini Cooper gas... guess who was faster.
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This is big news. How about a diesel Malibu that gets 40MPG? Or a Cobalt that gets 45MPG? It is odd that this is being announced now though, what with all the hoopla surrounding the Volt...
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I really wish Ford had diesels in other vehicles than just the super duty. I would love to have a tdi focus or fiesta!
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there is a neat Top-Gear video with a Skoda turbo diesel vs. Mini Cooper gas... guess who was faster.
I'm definitely looking that up right now.

Also, Ford and every other company probably data-mines the internet for things relating to them (or general car topics) so they are likely aware of Americans wanting to see diesel engines again. Then again, the auto manufacturers and domestic fuel companies would have to spend some money to let that happen, so we're shit out of luck forever. If Chevy brings a modern diesel car here first I will kill you all and my dog.
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http://alttransport.com/2010/09/gm-w...ne-in-the-u-s/

OK, so when now Ford? You already dropped the ball with the Transit Connect IMO. No matter what you charged, I bet there are still companies that would opt for nearly 40 mpg in a small delivery van with as much torque as a small V6. There are no diesel engines offered in your full size vans any more- so what gives? Is Ford Anti-Diesel now?

Probably why we wont see a diesel TC. Doesnt have as much tq as a diesel would, but more tq is available throughout the powerband without interuption.

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/09/20/ford-delivers-details-on-how-transit-connect-electric-will-come/
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