Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 179,945, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,864
    Points
    179,945
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 97

    Time to buy a diesel

    Survey Says: Buy a Diesel (or Hybrid) And $ave | Autopia | Wired.com

    What exactly is "clean diesel"? Can you get it at any gas station that sells diesel? Or is all diesel "clean" now?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 197,770, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,676
    Points
    197,770
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 72

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    I think "clean diesel" in that article refers to the stricter 2010 EPA emissions guidelines for diesel vehicles. All diesel sold at the pump has been ultra-low sulphur content for quite some time now.

    Still eagerly awaiting the arrival of this one to compliment my Jetta TDI...

    http://www.a****log.com/2009/02/14/f...n-india-not-o/


    Last edited by jbhtexas; 07-14-2009 at 01:36 PM.
    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 203,073, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,291
    Points
    203,073
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 190
    Given: 292

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post

    Still eagerly awaiting the arrival of this one to compliment my Jetta TDI...

    First Mahindra pickups in U.S. will be assembled in India, not Ohio
    I drove a Jetta TDI a few months ago when I was looking for a new vehicle. If I was in the market for a midsize sedan, I think it would be near the top of my list.



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 140,900, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Flag Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    13,090
    Points
    140,900
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    My uncle drove a Diesel Jetta for a long time - he really loved it. Nice car to ride around in too... especially with heated leather seats


    Oh we will fight, fight, fight for Iowa State,
    and may her colors ever fly!!!
    In Accordance with Prophecy

  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 18,636, Level: 41
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 314
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    TxCycloneFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bastrop TX
    Posts
    1,483
    Points
    18,636
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    My uncle drove a Diesel Jetta for a long time - he really loved it. Nice car to ride around in too... especially with heated leather seats
    I leave my windows open after lunch and my leather seats get plenty hot!


    Go Clones!!
    Gig 'em Aggies!!
    Saw 'em off!!

  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 64,904, Level: 79
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,546
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,997
    Points
    64,904
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 8

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    We had a Jeep Liberty CRD that the hub and I Loved. It got great mileage, ran well and was nice to have in the winters. Unfortunately, we had to trade it off for a larger vehicle when we had kid #2. If they ever make a large SUV/Crossover with a diesel engine, I think the hub will be first in line for one...



  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 203,073, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,291
    Points
    203,073
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 190
    Given: 292

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    I'd like to see a diesel hybrid mixture. Seems like it would be the best of both worlds. The Diesel engines are known for excellent gas mileage on the highway which is where the gas hybrids suck.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 197,770, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,676
    Points
    197,770
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 72

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'd like to see a diesel hybrid mixture.
    Patience, young Grasshopper...

    PickupTruck.com - Mahindra Promises Diesel Hybrid Pickup by 2010


    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 37,380, Level: 59
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 470
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    HOTDON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fort Dodge, IA
    Posts
    2,391
    Points
    37,380
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'd like to see a diesel hybrid mixture. Seems like it would be the best of both worlds. The Diesel engines are known for excellent gas mileage on the highway which is where the gas hybrids suck.
    I agree, especially if they get storage capacity to a point where the diesel could run at one speed to keep the battery charged, while the battery handles all of the propulsion. Having that diesel engine tuned to run at one constant speed would be extremely efficient. Unfortunately the IC engines are still required to pitch in on the "go" side to keep the vehicle sufficiently peppy.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 119,633, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    simply1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City
    Posts
    5,282
    Points
    119,633
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 2

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Tata and Mahindra, oboy.



  11. #11
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 5,687, Level: 22
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 363
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures5000 Experience Points
    SmokinH2O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    323
    Points
    5,687
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Just bought a 2003 GMC 2500hd Crew Cab w/6.6l Duramax. 1st trip out I got 22mpg running 75 on the interstate. We have a 2002 Yukon Denali 6.0l w/125k and it gets 16.5mpg. The only problem is gas is ~$2.13/gal and Diesel is @ $2.50/gal. Still at 22mpg I get about 8.5 gallons savings per tank vs. the Yukon. I went diesel to pull and for the mpg.


    You can have it Fast, Cheap, Reliable.....Please pick TWO!

  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 197,770, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,676
    Points
    197,770
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 72

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Tata and Mahindra, oboy.
    What are you gonna do??? None of the US automakers have the fortitude to make a diesel pickup smaller than a 3/4 ton. If they won't, I'll buy from one that will...


    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 64,940, Level: 79
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 1,510
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CyinCo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    5,427
    Points
    64,940
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 0

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    I was nearly sold on the diesel VW. If was going to go the "economy" route, I would have done it. But, I can't give up my performance. I work from home and driving is more of a hobby and something I actually enjoy. When I go for a drive, I do so to enjoy the driving experience more so than to get from point A to B (although there is always a destination). I really, really like the new VW diesel products.


    ISU Grad 1997.
    ISU Fan for Life.

    Not in CO anymore but I'm not changing my name :)

  14. #14
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 236,156, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,410
    Points
    236,156
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 30

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Early review and pre-production pictures of the Mahindra truck:

    LINK



    I'd like to see the crew cab version.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 86,458, Level: 91
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 992
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hudson, Iowa
    Posts
    8,091
    Points
    86,458
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 44

    Re: Time to buy a diesel

    I really think this truck could do well. Great mileage, great price, and very practical.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM