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Old 28 Oct 2007, 02:51 pm
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Default Why hasn't Honda's new diesel line (ex. the new civics available in Europe) been

introduced in the US market?
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 02:54 pm
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they might not ever be intro'ed.. a lot of the cars that come out in europe dont come out here..
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 02:57 pm
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cos you lucky chaps have such cheap gas there is no big advantage in running diesel fuel cars no matter how good they are..dont forget that we still have taxation without representation over here in the UK!
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Old 28 Oct 2007, 03:00 pm
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Many states (e.g. California, the largest vehicle market in the USA) have vehicle emission standards that diesel cars cannot pass (especially for particulates), so there are very few new diesel passenger cars offered for sale in the US market currently. We may see this change in a few years though as the standards evolve and the diesel cars become cleaner.
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