I would never buy a dirty diesel like that when the fuel costs 25% more than gasoline. I would be much more impressed with a gasoline engine that gets 52mpg.
Uneducated opinions like that are why they will not come to the USA. Diesel technology has made Diesel burn as clean or better than gasoline. A Diesel Hybrid would be the best combo available right now...then a small diesel...then a gasoline hybrid...then a gas sipper.
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That's fine by me. Fewer diesels here means more diesel fuel supply. More diesel fuel supply means less pressure on the biodiesel supply I prefer.
You go on driving your 58 mpg gasoline-electric Insight and I'll drive my 50 mpg (50.224 on a recent 900 mile trip) 2005 Passat wagon on B100.
Want to compete on a total (including greenhouse gas) gram per mile emission rate? You'll need to get the gasoline powered vehicle up to 200 mpg to be greener.
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