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Old August 15th, 2010, 14:26   #12
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Originally Posted by Scott_DeWitt View Post
Diesels get better fuel economy, which means big oil can't sell as much fuel, hence diesels are looked on with disdain.
and a vehicle that uses less fuel emits less pollutants, requires less fuel to be processed and delivered. Thus a vehicle that gets 45 mpg using diesel is a true Green vehicle compared with a so called ULEV that gets 17mpg. You have to measure the complete equation not just parts of it like is done in the US.
When interviewed about why no diesel for the new F150, Ford responded to effect that diesel makes no sense in the 1/2 ton market. That brilliance should be repeated in every Ram 1500 eco-diesel commercial.

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