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View Poll Results: Would you buy a FORD FOCUS DIESEL with 50 MPG at $25,000
YES 92 68.15%
NO 20 14.81%
Maybe 23 17.04%
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:27 AM   #101
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I'm not sure you could make the extra cost of a diesel worth while at all. I'm going to use the Canadian figures I have on hand. Take 2 cars in the same size class, Hyundai Elantra (for the sake of I don't know of a more efficient conventional gasoline engine car, non hybrid, non turbo...etc) and VW Jetta TDI. In Canada they're rated for 58 and 61mpg(imp) respectively on the highway. That means the VW does only 5% better on fuel despite the extra cost of the diesel engine and the fact that diesel often cost more than gasoline.

The way I see it, a diesel car would have to do a lot better than a current Jetta to be worth while and for myself to consider buying one. Gasoline engines have improved in quality, durability and efficiency quite a bit in the last decade. I'll add to the fact that I live in a place where the temp can often drop below -30c (-22) and stay that way for a couple weeks, and even an occasional unholy -40c (-40f). A diesel car should start ok in that if plugged into a block heater (maybe). But what about those occasions where you stayed somewhere over night and don't have anywhere to plug in? Or your work place doesn't provide plugs. I do of course understand that only a very small percentage of North Americans live in a climate that cold and shouldn't be a factor in bringing a diesel over here.

I vote nay on the diesel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:01 PM   #102
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diesel is cheaper then gas by 20 cents here in chicago lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #103
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factor in the range per tank as well with teh fuel cost and its still a viable option.
i would buy one and proceed to roll coal.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #104
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I've wanted an american diesel option for years.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #105
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This poll should've said would you buy a ford focus diesel assuming Ford charges a $2,000 premium for it and diesel continues to cost 25-40 cents more than gasoline, which is the most likely scenario. Anyone looking to a diesel primary for mileage purposes should do a little calculation before voting.
I agree the poll should be worded differently I messed up but I can't change it :(


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Old 09-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #106
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diesel is cheaper then gas by 20 cents here in chicago lol
Yes I see those prices all the time


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I've wanted an american diesel option for years.
Me too I think the new Chevy Cruze Diesel is going to a be a serious option for me within the first 3 years that it is introduced. Plus I'm sure there will be bio diesel mods which will make it more appealing :)


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Old 09-26-2012, 06:01 AM   #108
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Autoline Detroit said Mazda (sort of Ford) said they will have a Diesel, Ford said they will not offer the Diesel in the US, was on TV about 7 weeks ago.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:55 AM   #109
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VW is bigger then Ford.

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Ford is a much bigger company than VW yet VW sells a diesel not that expensive. Ford needs both the Ford Focus Diesel and the Fiesta Diesel in the US market . Chevy Cruze Diesel will be in the US market I can see that being a very popular alternative to the VW diesel


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Old 09-26-2012, 06:58 AM   #110
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TDI i think would be much more fun to drive then the Koren.
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