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Old 09-21-2008, 09:25 AM
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Interesting Ford Diesel info

have you guys seen this? didn't see anywhere on here figured I would post it

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Yeah, that sucks. Just wait till everyone realizes that the hybrids out there are NOT the answer.

What are they goin to do with their Prius' in 5 years? Replace the $3000 dollar highly caustic battery? Can't trade it in, they won't get anything for them value wise.

Unfortunatly the hybrids out there right now are only a fad.
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the part that is funny is Ford is acting like it is not already working on a plant in Mexico to build that Scorpion Diesel?? At least that was the last I heard about it, so it shouldn't be so hard to setup to build both engines in the same plant??
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you i read about that in diesel power mag a lil while back its amazing how stupid ford is for not sellin that car here. drop all those damn expensive hybrids and make these cars which are cheaper and get better mpg's jus make sense to me but hey im jus a 16 yr old kid that doesnt kno anything about selling and producing cars thats wat the harvard graduate ceo's are for right?
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It's because of the freaking libs and their taxes and restrictions, not because Ford can't make a profit. Read between the lines.
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It's because of the freaking libs and their taxes and restrictions, not because Ford can't make a profit. Read between the lines.
Everything is because of the freaking libs although the conservatives control the govt. 3 out of 4 voices in my head say BS. Ford says it would cost them $350 million to tool up for this to produce it on this side of the pond AND, let me underscore that AND, Ford is convinced that Americans won't buy a small car with a diesel.

As usual Ford has its head so far up its a$$ that it won't be until after the Japanese bring in the diesels they are working on currently and wrap up the market that Ford will decide to build one here, being 5 years late to market.

They also sell a diesel powered Focus that they should be selling here. But hey, they're going outside the box and going to build a hybrid. That's where its at lol.

If you gave Ford $5 Billion dollars and led them by the hand they still couldn't buy a clue.
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A long time ago VW made the Lupo. Diesel car and got like 90 MPG and burned clean. Yet our great country banned them from importation. I never figured that one out except had to be goverment or car manufactures doing on it. VW Rabbits in the late 70 and early 80 were getting between 50 and 60 MPG. So the technology has been around for awhile. Our great idiotic nation "Peoples Republic of Commiefornia" Banned the VW TDI cars and did not even allow Jeep and its diesel motor Cherokee to be imported here. I was ready to buy the Jeep until I went to the dealer and he told me " NO WAY in California". Now if it's burning clean and is not a problem and gets good gas mileage to save money? WhY the heck do you ban it?
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Maybe Ford is remembering back to the early 80's with the diesel Escort. They were noisy, rough and stinky. Diesels have come a long way since then, and I think America would totally embrace a new diesel car in this fuel climate. Won't SOME U.S. company give it a trial, or will I have to buy a VW to get a diesel car? Go America.
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Maybe Ford is remembering back to the early 80's with the diesel Escort. They were noisy, rough and stinky. Diesels have come a long way since then, and I think America would totally embrace a new diesel car in this fuel climate. Won't SOME U.S. company give it a trial, or will I have to buy a VW to get a diesel car? Go America.
Personally I'd go with VW but the Japanese will have diesels here soon. They are working on them as we debate the Big 3 short sightedness.
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A long time ago VW made the Lupo. Diesel car and got like 90 MPG and burned clean. Yet our great country banned them from importation. I never figured that one out except had to be goverment or car manufactures doing on it. VW Rabbits in the late 70 and early 80 were getting between 50 and 60 MPG. So the technology has been around for awhile. Our great idiotic nation "Peoples Republic of Commiefornia" Banned the VW TDI cars and did not even allow Jeep and its diesel motor Cherokee to be imported here. I was ready to buy the Jeep until I went to the dealer and he told me " NO WAY in California". Now if it's burning clean and is not a problem and gets good gas mileage to save money? WhY the heck do you ban it?
It might have something to do with America's late conversion to ULSD. Now that we have ULSD...I'm hoping for European diesel technology.
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