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neubauerjoseph
01-30-2012, 05:41 AM
I have heard talk about bring the diesel engine to the us since the jetta tdi is selling well. What do you guys think? Tell me about why or why not. I think if they do its going to be a different motor than in eu.

RacingRenee
01-30-2012, 08:12 PM
I personally always thought of diesel as dirty. That's why is the cheapest fuel on the market. However, semis use it. I prefer a car that runs on more cleaner, more efficient fuel.

neubauerjoseph
01-30-2012, 08:48 PM
well, really I read a website that said it it burn cleaner than the Gas version, plus it get way better MPG about 20-40% better. you could possible get 60 MPG EPA on the highway. Fiat said that the new mult-jet II is about 15 % more power and 10 % mpg than the Multjet 1. so I have heard that if the multjet II comes to the USA it would look like this EPA 53 MPG city and 61 MPG highway. Also I would expect that it were to have 95-101 HP and about 160 lbs. Plus one thing you dont think about is that the engine last a bit longer than, a gas car. but with fiat techonlogy diesel will be under $20k.

Johnjohn
02-22-2012, 05:48 AM
Diesel may seem dirtier. However, as far as I understand they now have more advanced catalytic converters for this type of engine now. Thus, they supposedly emit less chemicals into the air.

Mark12
02-22-2012, 05:49 PM
I prefer unleaded and/or part ethanol gas over diesel. However, sometimes the engines of diesel sound very cool.

mgrant
04-25-2012, 01:27 PM
Yeah unleaded is better IMO.

anncharles7
05-11-2012, 07:09 PM
I always use unleaded anyway, would not use anything else.

Mark12
05-14-2012, 09:14 AM
[ QUOTE=RacingRenee;1939]I personally always thought of diesel as dirty. That's why is the cheapest fuel on the market. However, semis use it. I prefer a car that runs on more cleaner, more efficient fuel.[/QUOTE]
I agree that the diesel engine may not be as fuel efficient or as clean, although I also agree that advancements have been made in the catalytic converters installed on people's cars as someone else has mentioned.