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Old 09-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #11
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I hear Mazda is putting a Diesel in the US, part of Ford?

"Auto line Detroit" had a Ford guy on and said Ford will not persue the Diesel in US but Mazda will 2013, Ford said there happy with there eco boost engine. I think Mazda is laying the ground work for Fords small Diesel program. I think...
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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I dont understand why diesel hasnt taken on here in america. they get amazing gas mileage and they are cheap. I think it is because america has been blinded by the craze of electric vehicles. Diesel is so much better. i would look into a diesel focus or fiesta just for the gas mileage.
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I dont understand why diesel hasnt taken on here in america. they get amazing gas mileage and they are cheap. I think it is because america has been blinded by the craze of electric vehicles. Diesel is so much better. i would look into a diesel focus or fiesta just for the gas mileage.
From what I understand, there's also a lot of industry protection going on as well as the U.S's culturally averse view of 'diesels = stinky bus'.
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It's mostly because of the regulations involved. The U.S. has some of the most stringent emissions rules in the world when it comes to vehicles(especially diesels). As a consequence,most manufacturers can't justify selling diesel engines in passenger cars due to the certification costs and passing said costs on to consumers(so far VW and M-B are the only ones willing to push the envelope). Also,diesel fuel is more heavily taxed than gasoline is here in the U.S. so operating costs also come into play for a lot of consumers.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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I hope their fuel system is better than the one on my ( soon to be gone) GMC diesel.
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