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View Poll Results: IF GM Offered a diesel in every model would you buy one?

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    Default If GM went to all models with a diesel option available? would you buy one?

    Alright as the title states if GM were to offer a diesel option in every model that they make would you buy one? Im not just talking about the trucks either, im talking about little 4cyl diesels in the cars, and so on. Basicaly similar to Europe where Diesel is the king for milage. I was shopping a little today for a gas mizer for work, and had someone say i should get a Prius, which has been proven to be more damaging to the Environment to build/drive than a HUMMER!
    Anyhow i have seen that GM offers a diesel model in every size in Europe. and they get 40 plus MPG, and have good power. Think about driving your K1500 with a lift to work and getting 25-30mpg with the same power you have now.
    So this is both a poll, and feel free to comment and discuss as well.

    And as a disclaimer, the muscle cars of GM would still be Gas engines etc.. this is more for the normal daily commute type vehicle.
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    Yes and No. For me, it comes down to the model. No way would buy a Diesel Corvette or Camaro. But a Duramax 1500 would be kinda nice. I personally would not need a 2500 lined truck, but having a Duramax would be sweet.

    I'll go with yes though, it would be cool for the most part

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    Quote Originally Posted by racekid91 View Post
    Yes and No. For me, it comes down to the model. No way would buy a Diesel Corvette or Camaro. But a Duramax 1500 would be kinda nice. I personally would not need a 2500 lined truck, but having a Duramax would be sweet.

    I'll go with yes though, it would be cool for the most part
    Think about something more like an impala, or malibu, or even a cruz! that was the intent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddiac View Post
    Mike, I have driven some of those European diesels and yea, I would consider buying one. If fact, the Smart Car is not all that Smart in the US. I have heard the 3 cylinder diesel used in the Smarts sold in Europe gets 80 mpg.
    I drove a bunch of Diesel model vehicles in Kuwait, and Korea, and yeah they were awsome the parts runner we used in Korea was a Kia van, with a 3cyl 5spd, and it would still do 80mph or more, and drive nice, and for a 1.8L non turbo diesel it went like the dickens.!
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    Ok, I'd rock a turbo diesel Cruz as a DD.

    This should be hitting the states some time soon. 250mpg. Kinda cool I guess
    http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/to...-liter-car.htm

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    See that would be ok if you want something tiny.. me i want something the same size as a malibu, if i had the cash i would get a jetta TDI.. Im 6ft2 and small cars arent my thing. But if GM made it i would come. And the thing is the diesel powertrains are already in use in Europe on the same chassis that we are currently driving. So really it would take emmissions testing and your good to go. Think yes you may have to pay $3000 or so more for the same car but saving (for me by example) $200 a month in gas that would pay for itself and start saving me money VERY quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    See that would be ok if you want something tiny.. me i want something the same size as a malibu, if i had the cash i would get a jetta TDI.. Im 6ft2 and small cars arent my thing. But if GM made it i would come. And the thing is the diesel powertrains are already in use in Europe on the same chassis that we are currently driving. So really it would take emmissions testing and your good to go. Think yes you may have to pay $3000 or so more for the same car but saving (for me by example) $200 a month in gas that would pay for itself and start saving me money VERY quickly.
    Jetta TDI's are nice cars, I've worked on a few at work and they move pretty good too. I love driving them when they are 5 speeds. Pretty fun little cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    See that would be ok if you want something tiny.. me i want something the same size as a malibu, if i had the cash i would get a jetta TDI.. Im 6ft2 and small cars arent my thing. But if GM made it i would come. And the thing is the diesel powertrains are already in use in Europe on the same chassis that we are currently driving. So really it would take emmissions testing and your good to go. Think yes you may have to pay $3000 or so more for the same car but saving (for me by example) $200 a month in gas that would pay for itself and start saving me money VERY quickly.
    I know this thread in a year or so old, but the cost of diesel has probably erased any savings over regular gas. I think that a small diesel with a true hybrid is what is really needed.
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    For me personally...NO

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    Not yet. With the cost of diesel currently, and unfortunately there is still the smell issue, I think I'd wait for some dramatic improvement. Maybe a true hybrid like a locomotive... Trains have done it for years without all the computer baggage the newer hybrids have.
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    I would stick to petrol, down here petrol and diesel price difference is appr. 10 euro cents/litre + the goverment lays on xtra punishment in form of an extra annual tax. So economically with my yearly mileage per vehicle it does not make sense (I do have a diesel Fiat, but the powertrain was secondary criteria since its a reasonably rare model to find in top nick and low mileage around here).

    However, for serious mileage and heavy use I would go for a diesel anytime.

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