Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tallinn Estonia
Re: Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?
Don't agree with noise, smell & smoke. The new diesels (which there are a ton on the roads over here) do not stink, no smoke, and the noise is no where near the clatter the old ones make.
I have ridden in cars that I did not know were diesel powered and was totally surprised to find out that in fact the vehicle was being powered by a diesel.
Agree 100% on the high cost over a gas engine, and it is only going to get worse with the tech that is needed to make diesel engines meet the new regulations.
Very high maintenance costs for drivers who do not do long distance in there daily drives is a big negative.
I have said it before regarding the high percentage of diesel cars on the roads in Europe, if they were not subsidized by the fuel & corporate companies the amount of new diesel vehicles would dwindle big time.
I don't know anyone in my circle of friends who has purchased a new diesel vehicle for their own use. Friends that do have a new vehicle and it is diesel,the vehicle is supplied by there company.
Used purchases, now that is a different story. Friends who buy used are more likely to shop diesel as well.
And it is a myth that people in Europe do not drive long distances daily.
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