View Poll Results: IF GM Offered a diesel in every model would you buy one?
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03-09-2011, 06:26 PM #1
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.
Last edited by murdog94; 03-09-2011 at 07:19 PM. Reason: disclaimer added.Mike
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03-09-2011, 07:13 PM #2
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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03-09-2011, 07:21 PM #3
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03-09-2011, 07:41 PM #4
03-09-2011, 07:45 PM #5
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.
03-10-2011, 08:06 AM #6
07-29-2012, 09:49 PM #7AlpacaSteve
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03-24-2011, 08:26 PM #8
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For me personally...NO
07-29-2012, 09:44 PM #9
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.
08-02-2012, 03:42 AM #10
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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