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FaxCap

join:2002-05-25
Surrey, BC
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·Shaw
reply to Styvas

Re: Diesel vs. gasoline for new car purchase

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.

FaxCap


yabos

join:2003-02-16
London, ON

said by FaxCap:

I understand the newly redesigned Mazda6 will be available with a
diesel in about 6 months.

The new Mazda diesels look very interesting. They are taking their time bringing them here though. I had heard the CX-7 was supposed to be the first one to get it but now I've heard that they might get rid of that model and just have the CX-5 and CX-9, so who knows...

A diesel Mazda 6 might be enticing though.


Anav
Sarcastic Llama? Naw, Just Acerbic
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join:2001-07-16
Dartmouth, NS
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reply to FaxCap

said by FaxCap:

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.

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.
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FiReSTaRT
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join:2010-02-26
Canada
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·Velcom

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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If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
—George Bernard Shaw



BonezX
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reply to yabos

said by yabos:

said by FaxCap:

I understand the newly redesigned Mazda6 will be available with a
diesel in about 6 months.

The new Mazda diesels look very interesting. They are taking their time bringing them here though. I had heard the CX-7 was supposed to be the first one to get it but now I've heard that they might get rid of that model and just have the CX-5 and CX-9, so who knows...

A diesel Mazda 6 might be enticing though.

words to describe mazda 6 diesel, fat kid on triple layer cake.(would say wedding cake if it was the wagon model)

they are having to jump through hoops to get EPA certified in the US for the twinturbo diesel.

CX-5 was supposed to be the first N.A. vehicle in their lineup to have it but they couldn't get it certified in time, but there is talk of them adding it to the 2014 option list.

@gimli, Gearing can fix any "feeling" of no top end power. also, design of the engine has a considerable amount to do with it as well, a truck diesel is configured slightly different then a car diesel.