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Day Of The Diesel

FP -- Diesel engines on average offer about 25% greater fuel efficiency than a traditional combustion engine, or roughly the same amount of a hybrid, says George Magliano, IHS Global Insight analyst. But the extra value comes in the selling price. The average diesel-powered vehicle will cost about $2,000 more than a traditional internal combustion engine, while a hybrid variation might cost upwards of $7,000, depending on the make and model, he says.

The diesel option on the Grand Cherokee in 2008 cost $6,000 extra, but the resale value of the diesel Grand Cherokee commands up to a $10,000 premium to the gas model today.

Mercedes-Benz, for example, estimates that between 75% and 85% of its customers will choose diesel when given both options.


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Submitted Feb 26, 2012 By: Jumpmaster82
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vjs3
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 8:53:31 PM

Ever try and breathe behind a diesel?!?
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 7:00:20 PM

Lets drive diesels!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 6:07:36 AM

diesel from plant oil is better than having to rely on diesel from instable nations such as Nigeria. Not too many places left to find light sweet crude that can be refined well into good quality diesel. Esp. ULSD which is now required thanks to the GWB rules (one reason diesel prices have shot up and making everything in this country more expensive).
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:25:25 PM

Day Of The Diesel - a quality built diesel engine is not like the engines from the past. Diesel engines from the past, smoked and stank very bad and now they are better built and cleaner running. Diesel has more energy (BTU’s) in the fuel and will get higher MPG than gasoline or CNG. The sulfur has been removed from diesel, so it does not stink like it did before.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation to help lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:21:53 AM

ok
numbers
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:48:19 AM

Great
Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:26:53 AM

No matter what way you move government does everything to undermine good judgement. Diesel use to be inexpensive, now it is the most expensive fuel around.
ammamama13
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:22:31 AM

it's all about greed!
ammamama13
Sophomore Author California

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:21:59 AM

remember when diesel was cheaper than regular gas!
mikaye
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:13:09 AM

disel fuel is more expensive.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:06:40 AM

just as pricey as reg gas.
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:06:32 AM

Diesel cost more than regular gas so...
LSU_TIGERS_dmb
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:04:29 AM

Compare a Mercedes to a jeep in resale. Now that's funny.
miser709
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:04:02 AM

Diesel exhaust smells bad. I hate it.
96sc1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:59:27 PM

I might by a diesel
danreino
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:57:05 PM

Is the only way to make more diesel available be by refining more gasoline ?
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:55:34 PM

Diesel get the job done.

With diesel usually considerably higher per gallon the mileage must be higher to make it affordable.

Probably will get into the US market in a big way -- if it is affordable.
joekayak
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:54:43 PM

Between the upfront cost of diesel engines and the higher cost of fuel it would take you many years to make up the difference.
DozenSpeed
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:53:59 PM

Liberals hate diesel. Diesel is taxed higher. Production cost of gasoline have dropped, while refiners now have to scrub nearly all the sulphur out diesel.
Ethan777OH
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:53:21 PM

give and take
tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:52:46 PM

although pricey you get good mileage for the price
jwkycola
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:51:05 PM

Sounds good but still too expensive.
ty58
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:50:02 PM

diesel cost more than gas even though it's cheaper to make so the profit margin is higher for diesel than gas
krista0511
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:46:46 PM

Diesel costs too much
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:45:25 PM

really?
firenrn
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:45:00 PM

Diesel is now comparable now.
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:43:18 PM

Diesel cost more than regular gas so...
leraar2
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:41:41 PM

my 1967 car already had 32mpg.

reason: it had 10-1 COMPRESSION.

no fancy computer crap.

elementary physics, baby.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:38:26 PM

diesel has come a long way...more so than ethanol!
CorvairHaven
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:38:15 PM

It used to be that diesel was cheaper...
antie58
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:36:49 PM

i always wanted a diesel in my minivan. europeans have them.
sit
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:33:54 PM

ok
Sundarakhemesi
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:33:48 PM

o K
95Vette
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:33:36 PM

I remember the time when diesel was half the price of gas.
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:31:37 PM

Diesel gas is not so cheap.
hagar2935
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:27:22 PM

Meanwhile Diesel prices are soaring by huge amounts every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

INFLATION IS SOON TO FOLLOW....... because everything requires transportation!
granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:25:41 PM

There isn't enough diesel in a barrel of oil...
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:20:47 PM

we need to use more diesel
GAC1Shirt
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:20:33 PM

Metro must be driving a hybrid. I like driving 80-85 and getting 40mpg, 45 at 70-75.

[Edited by: GAC1Shirt at 2/26/2012 11:21:00 PM EST]
carman11
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:20:32 PM

Kmankeith is right. In the 80's diesel fuel was less than regular.
GAC1Shirt
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:18:05 PM

State and federal taxes are more, high demand for diesel and the variant of jet fuel and heating fuel in winter. Still a better deal due the greater btu rating per gallon vs gasoline/ethanol.
Kmankeith
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:11:29 PM

the real shame is diesel is cheaper to manufacture and needs less refining than standard gas and yet it cost more per gallon. Go figure
MetroSexual
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:11:11 PM

At 47 MPG on average, my cars beat diesels hands down. All on regular E10 gasoline. And no, that is not with ecomiling, that is with higher-than-the-speed-limit, stop-and-go driving.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:09:29 PM

DIESEL PRICES MAY BE THE NEXT THING TO RISE!
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:07:25 PM

We need more diesels
rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:06:04 PM

Modern diesels are great engines - loads of torque even in small displacements, like VW's 2.0 TDI and older 1.8L TDI. Should appeal to Americans brought up on the torque of big V8s and 6's.
HEBster
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:58:38 PM

We'll see what happens...
RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:58:13 PM

Yay!
SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:56:06 PM

I still smell diesel exhaust, I'm sure that cant be good.
Jumpmaster82
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:55:34 PM

Notice everyone who has a diesel loves them, everyone who knows nothing about them dislikes them? The ones who drive them know the fuel costs more but they fill up less, so you folks who think diesel is so expensive are clueless to know that driven side by side to your gas powered cars, the guy with the diesel pays far less for fuel than you do.

I guess ignorance really is bliss!
EvanRude
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:55:03 PM

ghmortensen - Diesel is more expensive per gallon, but less expensive per mile.
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