2012 May Be the End of Mankind But 2013 Will Be the Year of the Diesel

Discussion in 'Articles' started by xcel, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dan:

    I cannot thank you enough for documenting your TCO on both of the VWs over the years. You got rid of the gasser for the Elantra Touring due to something like $0.28/mile in maintenance or repair on the Jetta alone correct?

    Saying that, I have really high hopes for the upcoming Mazda6 SKYATIV-D Turbo Diesel and who knows what else will be coming down the pipe over the next 6 to 9-months. It should help bring VW TDI inventory back into line so the MSRP plus pin striping stuff will finally go away too.

  2. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    22c/mi, yes.
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    With 2013 slowly coming to a close, bumping this one seems appropriate given what the mighty turbo diesel has provided this year.

    From a Guinness World Record setting drive (2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Ready to Hit the Road) to the latest Audi turbo diesel showcase (3 Audis TDIs Set to Cross the North American Continent in < 48 Hours at > EPA Highway), the turbo diesel is coming into its own and none too soon.

    Too bad about the 2014 Mazda6 TD as that would have been a great addition to the list of honorees vying for the title of best car to own in 2013.

  4. tribosessive

    tribosessive Well-Known Member

    A clean burning, efficient, durable diesel with some cargo area is as green as it gets. Mazda is not going to let us down. It is inevitable. Others will follow.
  5. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    I noticed on Ford's website you can now build a 2015 Transit van with a diesel being available.
  6. Prozac

    Prozac Well-Known Member

    I would love to see the switch. These are not the 80's soot spewing diesels we are talking about. After telling my Dad about how wonderfully these made our trek across America, he is starting to wish he could trade in his FSP Cadillac SRX for one of the Q's with diesel. That's saying something considering I can remember a childhood of him cursing any time he got behind a diesel car.

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