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View Poll Results: Where in Alberta do you live?
I did not know about tdiclub until AFTER I bought my diesel 130 9.03%
I did know about tdiclub BEFORE I bought my diesel 229 15.90%
none 18 1.25%
1 222 15.42%
2 77 5.35%
3 27 1.88%
4 or more 17 1.18%
none 52 3.61%
1 65 4.51%
2 87 6.04%
3 57 3.96%
4 18 1.25%
5 or more 80 5.56%
Yes 354 24.58%
No 0 0%
Maybe 7 0.49%
Voters: 1440. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 14th, 2005, 20:47   #1
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Folks,

Let's let VOA,VAG, and anyone else interested in diesel sales in North America know just how influential this web site has become.

Please participate in the following poll
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Old January 14th, 2005, 21:56   #2
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Diesel yesterday , diesel today , diesel forever

Don't want no stinkin gasser .
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Old January 14th, 2005, 22:45   #3
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this is diesel #4 for me. im sure it'll be followed by another IF CALIFORNIA SEES THE LIGHT.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 04:47   #4
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Well, do the three diesels I have in my driveway right now count?

I found TDIClub before the purchase...that's why I bought the car...research done here.

My interest in diesels has increased 10 fold since then!!!!!

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Old January 15th, 2005, 04:55   #5
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May the fleas of 1000 camels infest every hedonistic petro-head out there! All of them!


Diesel - ON !!
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Old January 15th, 2005, 05:53   #6
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This is GREAT feedback!
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Old January 15th, 2005, 06:50   #7
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I HATE working on my one remaining gasser car, nowadays!
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Old January 15th, 2005, 08:42   #8
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Thanks for posting this poll, Lito! Awesome.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 10:46   #9
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First diesel in a few years. Absolutely wonderful powertrain package. Wish I would have known about this site before buying though.

But I still like to work on my gasoline powered vehicles too! Probably not a big market for diesel powered snowmobiles yet. I wish Porsche would put the TDI in their Cayenne...nah the VW is nicer looking anyway.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 12:25   #10
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No problem. I keep reading about how VW is gonna have a hard time selling diesels in North America.

We've got a really good marketing vehicle right here. Just look at the results so far!
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Old January 15th, 2005, 14:39   #11
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I voted "two" for number of diesel "vehicles" in the family but I didn't count our 18 hp Kubota diesel lawn tractor!

If you include the Kubota, we have THREE diesels, and two gassers. One of the gassers is my Beechraft, currently sitting in the hangar undergoing some preventive maintenance this winter. I'd love to get one of the new aircraft diesel engines for it, but at $35k, it would be worth nearly as much as the plane itself, and would put back my retirement to, oh, maybe age 105...

The other is our Honda Odyssey van, which was sitting ice encrusted for three weeks in our back yard. I finally chipped away at the ice and drove it 'round the block to keep it alive. I may drive it to church tomorrow (35 km) for the same reason. We hardly ever drive it now.

Mrs. PlaneCrazy MD drives the Jetta wagon, and I drive the Passat.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 14:45   #12
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Maybe if they would just listen and bring here the "real" cars, (4Motion, 150PD's), they might see more people have an interest.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 15:54   #13
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Take a look at Friday's Weekend Section of the Wall Street Journal. Big first page article on how manufacturers are looking more and more to Diesels for some of their luxury cars. They point out how they're here now and get great mileage. They review (sort of) the new Jeep Liberty CRD, the Passat TDI, Mercedes E320 CDI, BMW 740d (not avail in the USA yet), and Ford F-250 King Ranch. I was a little disappointed about their evaluation of the Passat because I think it's the best all-around sedan/wagon... but the point is there's a lot more mainstream press about the benefits of oil burners starting to pop up.

And for the record, I'd get one again in a second if I was in the market for a new car right now.
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