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    I have had my Benz since I was 16... will make it 11 years in April. This car has been everything a parent could hope for when the teen learns to drive. Years later I still love this car. Here recently I acquired a Volvo.. also a diesel... another great car. Both get great MPG's both are safe both are comfortable. I could go on and on.... but my rant is about diesel. Why can't we get more of them here in the states. I know they are full of problems like.. they are reliable, easy to maintain, and they do great in MPG's.... They make a diesel JK.. but we can't use it... Diesel has come a long way and isn't the smoke producing beast it used to be...... I will just stop now!


    I will share pics of my diesels now





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    Funrover previously posted:
    "Why can't we get more of them here in the states."

    That's the Land Cruiser lament - every country except the US has mostly diesels. :(
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    not just LC's seams a lot of toy owners wish for the diesels. but good news, i saw a BMW commercial advertising the benefits of diesel. so here's hoping!!!

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    This has to have been discussed before. What are some of the 'industry' reasons for us not having diesels? Or am I assuming it has been discussed by automakers? Why can't we have them? It seems that I am pretty ignorant about all this.

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    Pathrat previously posted:
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    Most of what I hear is emissions related which is total BS

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    I hate driving behind diesels!
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    The new diesels you can't even tell

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    Chris previously posted:
    "I hate driving behind diesels! "

    what not everyone enjoys diesel fumes in the morning?:lol:

    actually we have two diesels at my house. an '01 dodge cummins, and an 89 mercedes 190D. the dodge gets about 20mpg on ave, and the benz gets mid 30's.

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    We have 4 in my family... It really is the way to go... If you want torque for pulling or wheeling YOU HAVE IT.. if you want economy YOU HAVE IT

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    i had an 81 chevy truck with the 5.7 diesel out of a oldsmobile station wagon. it smoked as dark like black sunday in the dust bowl era. i hated for anyone to be behind me. the problem was there was no turbo and was very under powered:( but was fun to jump until broke the bell housing but diesel are nice

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    Diesels remind of Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now (one of my favorite romantic comedies) "I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."

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