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Old 09-01-2017, 01:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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We had a 2014 BMW Xdrive35D, it was such a nice car and got insane gas mileage and range. Like said above, lots of power, and the 8-speed auto was smooth as silk.

We never had a single issue with it.

We just had to unload it before the warranty expired in case anything did happen to it. We miss it.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:29 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Not to derail. But our prius is getting pretty worn out. I've contemplated a little coal burner to replace it. What is the best 3-10 year old diesel car out there right now?
My buddy bought a 2005 Mercedes diesel I referenced above for about 9K in cherry condition.

He loves it. It's got what I would consider 'modern' niceties on it like massage on it.

Way better than the civic I bought for 9k
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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OK, here is my stupid question?

How do the diesel cars do with longer idle times?
Warm weather running the a/c? Just fine. They'll go something nuts like 4-5 days on a tank just idling.
They'll even regen the dpf at idle, wierd shit seeing 1500 degree EGTs just sitting there.

Wet stacking's an issue only if you delete the emissions stuff, and then idle it 'to warm it up' from 30F. Not a texas issue. Even up here, not an issue so long as you hop in and drive the fucker, you don't get heat until 10 miles later, but it's better for the motor than filling the vane turbo with coke.

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Not to derail. But our prius is getting pretty worn out. I've contemplated a little coal burner to replace it. What is the best 3-10 year old diesel car out there right now?
00-04 VW golf/jetta

ALH motor is what you want
Do not buy a PD, go straight to CR if you are whiny and want a shiny new conspicuous consumption depreciationmobile.

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Old 09-01-2017, 11:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Diesel Vehicles: Diesel Cars, Trucks, & SUVS | Chevrolet

The turbo-diesel Cruze is rated at 52 mpg on the highway.
The turbo-diesel Equinox is rated at 39 mpg on the highway.
Anyone got one of those diesel Colorados? I'm gonna need a pick up in a year or two and since Toyota doesn't seem to have anything lined up diesel-wise...
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:01 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Anyone got one of those diesel Colorados? I'm gonna need a pick up in a year or two and since Toyota doesn't seem to have anything lined up diesel-wise...
Just rebadged junk. The liberty did real well...

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Old 09-02-2017, 07:18 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Not to derail. But our prius is getting pretty worn out. I've contemplated a little coal burner to replace it. What is the best 3-10 year old diesel car out there right now?
In all reality, I would buy another hybrid. I sold back my TDI Jetta in March and bought a 2014 Kia Optima hybrid the difference in mileage on the highway driving the same route to work and back is about 3 mpg difference, the Jetta was better. But, so far the hybrid has just been a better ride in general plus it's loaded to the gills with options which makes it nice too.

To really answer your question though, I'd buy VW. The "fix" that they have done didn't really make a big difference in mileage or performance. I put 32k on mine in 18 months of ownership and didn't have a single hiccup and from what I read online was the same, no major issues.
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