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Why You Bought A Diesel

Why You Bought A Diesel

There are myriad good reasons for purchasing a diesel-powered automobile.  These include incredible fuel economy, amazing torque, and greater reliability compared to gasoline engines.  Because diesel engines are known to last far longer than their gasoline counterparts, they have commanded higher resale values as well.
Sales figures show that more people …

Why Did You Purchase a Diesel?

Why Did You Purchase a Diesel?

There are many good reasons for purchasing a diesel-powered automobile.  Our readers tell us these include the incredible fuel economy, the power that comes from the diesel engine’s torque, and greater reliability compared to gasoline engines.  In addition, diesel engines are known to last far longer and have a reputation …

Last Chance to Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Last Chance to Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only a few days left for readers to vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year. Cars from four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, are in the running. Nominees includes six passenger cars, the Audi A3 TDI, the BMW 335d, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the …

Biofuels – A Biodiesel and Ethanol Primer

Biofuels – A Biodiesel and Ethanol Primer

Diesels, hybrids, diesel-hybrids, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells – today’s new car buyer is faced with multiple options, each claiming to be the cleanest and most efficient choice. This all notwithstanding, cars today are responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions and consume roughly 18% of the energy used in the …

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes six passenger cars, the Audi A3 TDI, the BMW 335d, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf TDI, the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen …