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Old 01-05-2006, 04:34 PM   #11
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America is all about making

America is all about making the richer guy richer and poorer guy poorer. If America starts importing high mpg diesels then they will raise diesel prices even more.
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i'd buy and use a diesel if

i'd buy and use a diesel if it was in a small enough vehicle (like the VW) but i'm in California. dumb state smog laws
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Re: i'd buy and use a diesel if

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i'd buy and use a diesel if it was in a small enough vehicle (like the VW) but i'm in California. dumb state smog laws
I lived in Orange County until last year. in 1997 a friend of mine drove a VW diesel and said that he didn't have to do smog b/c it was a diesel.

If the laws havn't changed it means you're exempt.
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I'd buy a Diesel Tomorrow

I considered buying a VW Golf Diesel, but the maintenance would have too big of a hassle and it's not a Honda. If Honda can bring the Diesel here, I'd buy one tomorrow. Unfortunately, cars are going to be restricted on diesel emission in 2007, which is going to really hurt that market.

Also, GM ruined any chances of a diesel-friendly America back in the late 70's with weakly modified engines that couldn't handle the compression -- most of them blew up within 30,000 miles.

NOx and particulates are the only concern. Otherwise, they're more efficient with a smaller displacment.

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rh77, let the free market

rh77, let the free market take care of the emissions program. When the rules become more restrictive, technology will find a way to make it happen.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:01 PM   #16
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the new 06 civic does this.

the new 06 civic does this. the new 1.7L uses that exat system. during normal cruse the throttle is drive-by-wire and is fully open.
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That must explain the 40mpg

That must explain the 40mpg epa highway rating. I thought that seemed high for a 1.7

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That must explain the 40mpg epa highway rating. I thought that seemed high for a 1.7
I think that is explained on the CVT by a wicked long geared 5th.
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