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Old August 16th, 2018, 16:58   #46
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Eh, the CR motors have proven themselves to be pretty solid.
Too much complexity for the shade tree mechanic, IMO.......
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Old August 17th, 2018, 17:27   #47
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Too much complexity for the shade tree mechanic, IMO.......
not really, I'd bet they're just as easy to get into the ECU on as the ALH cars are
the engine itself is the same with a few more wires and an extra camshaft
emission systems are a bit over the top, but they can be lopped off as they get in the way
better HPFP can be had from any of the very abundant CR trucks here in the US

Though I suppose I've never been the type to actually buy speed parts, just the tools to make bigger stock stuff fit.
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Old August 17th, 2018, 17:55   #48
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Too much complexity for the shade tree mechanic, IMO.......
What internal combustion engine vehicle

1) Less than ten years old
2) That can average at least 35 MPG

does not have 'Too much complexity'?
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Old August 23rd, 2018, 07:00   #49
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Subaru? You mean this Subaru? https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ubaru-sale-ban The writing is on the wall for diesels in Europe. People are abandoning them in droves and used prices are collapsing.
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Old August 23rd, 2018, 22:01   #50
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Subaru? You mean this Subaru? https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ubaru-sale-ban The writing is on the wall for diesels in Europe. People are abandoning them in droves and used prices are collapsing.
My Mom was waiting for a diesel Subaru for years, she has a gas version now and loves it... I guess it's kind of a good thing she was never able to get one. Now she's getting an AWD Model 3 next month
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Old August 27th, 2018, 14:36   #51
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I'd consider one of these, I like the TDI platform unless VW comes up with a full-on Hybrid Diesel.
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Old August 30th, 2018, 17:46   #52
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If diesel is so bad I guess commercial trucks will be switching to gasoline soon.
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Old August 31st, 2018, 21:07   #53
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If diesel is so bad I guess commercial trucks will be switching to gasoline soon.
Why go backward when you can move forward?
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 10:09   #54
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 13:00   #55
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Subaru? You mean this Subaru? https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ubaru-sale-ban The writing is on the wall for diesels in Europe. People are abandoning them in droves and used prices are collapsing.
I just spent the last month in Europe, don't believe the fake news, not only are new diesels being sold on dealer lots, my friends did not notice any change in value of used TDIs.

I would absolutely love one of the numerous Passat Alltrak TDIs that I saw.
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Trucking companies will do whatever is most cost effective.
100% correct. I think it will be purely the economics that will drive electrification of short and medium haul trucking over the next 5-10 years. And long haul trucking over the next 7-15 years.
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we already see that in shipping services such as fedex and ups.... and most of ems companies are on gas vans now. unless they do the f350/ram 3500
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Concerning Diesel cars in Europe: I just rented a rather new Nissan SUV in Germany (only 17K Km on it) and it was a Diesel....6-speed stick shift too! Lots of NEW Diesels still being sold there. It was called a Qashqai and had a 1.6L engine. Very snappy although I didn't drive over 135kph most of the time...well....maybe 140 one or twice.
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Concerning Diesel cars in Europe: I just rented a rather new Nissan SUV in Germany (only 17K Km on it) and it was a Diesel....6-speed stick shift too! Lots of NEW Diesels still being sold there. It was called a Qashqai and had a 1.6L engine. Very snappy although I didn't drive over 135kph most of the time...well....maybe 140 one or twice.
A light duty diesel drivetrain is the best fit for an SUV if you want to optimize efficiency and performance (torque).
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Concerning Diesel cars in Europe: I just rented a rather new Nissan SUV in Germany (only 17K Km on it) and it was a Diesel....6-speed stick shift too! Lots of NEW Diesels still being sold there. It was called a Qashqai and had a 1.6L engine. Very snappy although I didn't drive over 135kph most of the time...well....maybe 140 one or twice.
The Qashqai 1.6 diesel comes with a CVT too, but only in FWD. You can have FWD/stick, FWD/CVT or AWD/stick. They are all made in the UK.
There's also a less powerful 1.5 diesel, a 1.2 turbo gasser with 115hp (FWD manual or FWD CVT) and a 1.6 gasser with 163hp (manual FWD only).
I have driven a bunch of CVT Nissans and IMO the manuals are vastly superior. Even though they are a bit rubbery... My wife has the 1.5 diesel manual Juke.

America gets a similar vehicle (made in Japan) which is called the Rogue Sport. (small moonroof instead of full glass roof, 2.0 naturally aspirated engine with the same acceleration figures as the Euro 1.2T). Canada gets the same thing, but there it's called the Qashqai.
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