Consumers Prefer Diesels Over Hybrids.

Ti Kan
Sun, 25 May 2003 22:47:18 -0700 (PDT)

The July 2003 issue of European Car magazine has a good writeup
on the issue of diesel cars in the USA vis-a-vis emissions standards
and diesel fuel quality.  This is part of the review of the upcoming
Mercedes E320 CDI and there is a good commentary in the Editor's
Column section.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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Todd Young writes:
> Oh, and by the way....
> VW WILL offer the 5.0 liter W10 diesel in the Toureg in the USA for
> model year 2004 (next summer), at least according to a 4wd magazine I
> read recently. The really amazing part is that this 4wd magazine was the
> "American Iron" type of magazine, and the editors sounded pretty
> enthused about the prospect of a diesel VW SUV.
> Ed Birch wrote:
> > Motor - April 30, 2003
> >
> > A new survey by J.D. Power and Associates says U.S. consumers are expressing
> > more interest in buying diesel vehicles than gas-electric hybrid models.
> > However, automakers say that despite the fuel economy gains that diesels
> > offer, most diesel enthusiasts will be disappointed with the vehicles that
> > companies are forced to produce under new cleanair regulations proposed for
> > diesel engines.