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Old 24 Jun 2011, 12:31 am
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Default Why does North America still not have a diesel Accord?

It does even need urea, like the German offerings, so it should pass emissions.

Com'on Honda, hook us up!

erm, "doesn't"
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Old 24 Jun 2011, 12:46 am
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Diesel just isn't that popular here, if only because the other diesels we have had were so bad. Not needing urea is not a good sign, either, since the particulate trap models still don't meet California emission standards. The 2007 dateline on the article means it was written just about the time the new federal diesel emission standards were put into effect.

With the popularity of hybrids, which are far more fuel efficient than diesels in town, diesels are slipping farther out of the mainstream. The claimed 52 mpg barely matches the gasoline Prius (which makes it more expensive by the mile) on the highway, while the Prius easily exceeds that in town. For example, the lighter and smaller VW Jetta diesel is officially rated at 30 mpg in town, 42 highway, while the Prius is rated at 51 city, 48 highway. Really - would you choose a car that got 51 mpg city or one that got 30 mpg city?

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Old 24 Jun 2011, 01:01 am
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Keep in mind that the German's offer all kinds of diesel cars over there but part of the problem is that diesel in Europe is refined alot better than out diesel. So that when you bring lets say that German accord to the U.S. it wont get the fuel mileage that it gets over there and if you refine our diesel the way its refined over there then the price of diesel will triple like it has over in Germany. If you cause the price of diesel to triple then the price of everything goes up. Trains, 18 wheelers run on diesel what to you think is going to happen next...BECAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR...
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Old 24 Jun 2011, 01:16 am
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my fiance works for honda and they will not be bringing any diesel cars over to north america because...

Honda put out a survey asking people how they feel about diesel cars and trucks. And the majority of people answered that they believe diesel is dirty and is causing pollution (even though diesel is much better on the environment) so honda decided after this that it would not be worth it to them to produce more diesel cars and sell them here. LAME!!!
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