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  1. #121
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Gasoline-Hybrids are supported by the goverment
    in order to delay the simple off the shelf technology
    of the direct injected and fuel efficient diesel car.
    Us regular tax payers will pay the price in subsidies.

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  3. #122
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Tim ...regarding Opec (or any oil producer) making
    more money on diesel is incorrect. The producers
    get paid so much per barrell of oil and each barrel
    yield so much of gasoline, diesel (heating oil 2)
    and heavy heating oil, asphalt.
    There is more diesel than gasoline to be produced
    from crude oil. It would not make sense to discard
    the diesel and heating oil (same stuff).
    Its actually cheaper (and less energy consuming) to make diesel than gasoline. The gas stations
    reap a much higher profit on diesel than gas plus
    the tax is often higher. Suspect its a way to make
    it hard for diesel cars to become more widely used.

  4. #123
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Tim...you wrote that "diesel need more oil" ??
    Guess u mean lubricating oil?
    As far as VW goes the 1.9L TDI hold about
    much oil as the 1.8T gasoline engine.
    As per VW manual in the 2002 models of
    above cars the recommended oil change for
    the VW gas turbo is 5000 miles...the same manual
    states 10000 miles for the diesel turbo.

  5. #124
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Mike...u wrote that a gallon of diesel produces
    about 10% more CO2 than a gallon of gas, but you
    forgot to mention that a gallon of diesel takes you
    50 miles versus 30 miles of gasoline (comparing
    VW Jettas with differnt engines)

  6. #125
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Steve in Hot Georgia...what does AC valves have
    to do with hybrid vesus diesel...same question
    about "panels"..are u saying that if VW made
    hybrids rhe AC problem would stop???
    Furthermore I never had oil consumption
    with my VW diesels...NEVER

  7. #126
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Eric, "AC valves have
    to do with hybrid vesus diesel...same question
    about "panels"

    What are you referring to?

  8. #127
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Steve...sorry that was another writers input..
    in any case the AC problem has nothing to do
    with a diesel engine...
    here is good review to read

    http://cars.about.com/od/volkswagen/...06jettatdi.htm

  9. #128
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed


  10. #129
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Coming back to the original question...
    You don't buy diesel from the OPEC countries. You buy it from Shell or BP. They buy the oil and refine it. So unless you say that Shell and BP are supporting terrorists, you don't have to worry about the Arabians ripping you off. It's the Americans!

  11. #130
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    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    I agree with Aaron,

    Biodiesel makes the most sense. Actually with very little effort biodiesel can be made out of a number of waste products like Tall Oil from Pulp and Paper. I know there are a lot of people looking into these issues but not much action yet.

    Personally I purchase a Prius but like I said in another post ... if I would have been in Canada sooner with the pricing up here (+20% after exchange), I definately would have bought a Volkwagen TDI of some kind.

    Just as innovative as a good hybrid and you get more for your money in Canada with a TDI. I'm afraid even the Civic Hybrid if you do the math is priced with a higher premium in Canada.

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