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Old 12-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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You're right, the fuel here has more additives, lubricants and less sulphur too. That article seems a fairer comparison and covers almost every aspect. One thing that bugs me though, every time they compare, they do it in the UK too, they always mention the extra purchase cost and fail to understand that you get that $1000 extra back when you sell it. Having a different fueled engine doesn't make your car depreciate any less or more, not when comparing diesel/gas anyway. Electric is another story. They did mention lower maintenance, but forgot the longer oil change intervals due to diesels lower revving nature, and the extra lubrication the fuel itself gives, they can be up to 30,000 on a large car, or as mine is, 20,000 on a smaller one. Would save people who do a lot of miles a lot of money in the long run.

Also, alot of these comparisons were drawn up a few years back. In recent times, technology has moved on as more attention is paid to all types of emissions, not just C02 now. Even though DPF'S cut particulate matter by 99.9 %, in parts of Europe they have developed "city diesel" with zero sulphur content now, so this mythical 0.01 % of remaining "soot" will soon be banished entirely. Other N0X reducing tech like selective catalytic reduction has further reduced N0x emissions by 90%, in a few months, manufacturers are going to have to turn thier attention to petrol cars as thier emissions will be higher than diesels!
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Here is another one. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/does-vol...181546363.html
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:42 AM   #13
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And another, which also highlights the "real world" difference of 40 MPG for the diesel, a staggering 2.5 times better than the petrol car.

Vehicle emissions explained – and should you buy a diesel or a petrol car? - GreenCarGuide.co.uk
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:49 PM   #14
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From the BBC. MEPs urge tougher EU stance on diesel emissions - BBC News
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:31 PM   #15
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It's official, Charon has turned into a spambot, only posting links and not participating in any further conversations. What a shame....
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:37 PM   #16
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Why, I am flattered. And here I thought you have nothing but contempt for anything I say. After all, you generally seem to think anything I say is hopelessly out of date and reflects only American teachings, all decades behind the oldest stuff in Europe.
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Just trying to work out what your ultimate goal is here, by posting link after link. We all know you don't like diesels, and you have a choice not to drive them, you don't need to spend hours searching the Web to justify your opinions.
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Just trying to work out what your ultimate goal is here.....
We know that "drag its flag" has a goal, NOT to mention the illegal, prosecutable & imprisonable activities of many upper echelon paper pushers & people shovers, working in diesel manufacturing plants. The motive of "drag its flag" is weak, indeed? "drag its flag" only needs to admit its proudly owned diesel is a super-polluter. We know that VW diesels pour out 400 times more pollution than a Prius & the diesel of "drag its flag" also has problems.
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:13 AM   #20
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And yet you're burning coal right now to fire up your laptop to post this, ooh the irony!

Honestly, where do you get these "facts"? So far everything you've said has been well of course. And unless you want to be labelled some sort of troll, you should probably stop changing my username, it would be too easy to replace the first few letters of yours with "Sh" but I won't stoop to your low levels.
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