Source: Detroit News
quote: Emissions are so tight in the US that it kills the mileage.
quote: But so few diesels get sold here so you have to recoup the cost of developing the diesel.
quote: and it uses a quart of oil every 3000 miles
quote: You must leave a puff of smoke as you leave every stop-light. So factor in the additional pollution you're contributing and the cost of a quart of oil to your "fuel" costs. Just because you have over 220,000 miles, does not mean your car does NOT need a rebuild.
quote: diesels a LOT fewer parts than a petrol engine
quote: You also don't have any spark plugs, wires, distributors, or coils to worry about.
quote: gasoline engines particularly when pulling a load where diesels benefit from torque rise.
quote: So torque doesn't rise in a gasoline engine?
quote: I find the claim that gasoline engines/hybrids are catching up to diesel in torque to be sketchy.
quote: the cost of adding hybrid technology for the consumers about $1,500 compared to a cost of about $5,000 to add diesel power.