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Re: Diesel vs. gasoline for new car purchase
said by FaxCap:I recall renting and driving a Ford Van in Spain and it was a mouth water turbo six speed manual diesel. I was running fully loaded with pacs on a highway at 140+Km and was in low RPM in 6th gear, plenty of juice left. Most frustrating for me has been the lack of manual vans and diesel vans.
Rented a Renault diesel in Europe a year ago. Unreal mileage, very
very quiet for a diesel, pulled 3 adults and all the luggage up hills with
what seemed like no effort.
I understand the newly redesigned Mazda6 will be available with a
diesel in about 6 months.
I wish Ford would get off their butts and bring the Euro diesel over
for the Fiesta and Focus.
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For 50k a year, I'd definitely go with a diesel. Modern small diesels are clean, quiet and still economical while developing loads of torque. Even with older diesels I never had issues starting the car even at -35, but I'd run the glowplugs twice. Generally, you'll be able to find fuel wherever there are trucks, which is all over the place in any part of Canada. Small diesels have traditionally been sorely lacking on our market and I'm glad more manufacturers are putting them out there now. I think the biggest hole to be filled will be small pickups with 3l diesels. All the major manufacturers like Ford, Chrysler, GM and Nissan have small diesel trucks on other markets (loved driving the rented Chevy D-Max - needed a truck for a job I was doing for a client abroad), but they refuse to release them in North America.
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