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post #1 of 12 Old 07-20-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I was talking to an American friend, and he's familiar with the C-Max because he has one on hire for 6 months when he was working over here.

He wants a 2.0TDCi, an can't understand why they aren't bringing it out over in the US! According to him when he asked the dealer as far as they are aware Ford are only releasing the Hybrid versions!
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I'd rather have the look of the Cmax rather than the ugly Prius any day.

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Wonderful! Another petrol/electric heap of garbage! What's wrong with pairing the thing with a real engine that's already capable of good MPG instead of saddling it with an inefficient petrol lump? A work colleague of mine bought a VW Passat 1.9 TDi 130 from the local Toyota dealer. He had to put it in for a warranty job and they gave him a brand new Prius demo as a courtesy car. On the way there in his Passat, the trip computer was indicating an average 56 MPG. On the way back with the Prius, he couldn't get it above 40! Anybody seen the comparison between the Prius and BMW 520D?
One is NOT convinced this is a good thing!

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In the United States, we don't have diesel passenger cars for a few reasons:

1) General Motors ruined diesels for a generation by converting a gas/petrol engine directly to a diesel engine. Many consumers in the US won't even consider a diesel because of this.

2) Diesel fuel costs more here. Because lorries/semi-trucks are mostly owned by companies, transport most things accross states and the country, and cause a great deal of wear and tear to American roads, politicians decided to tax the fuel they primarily use. The tax on diesel makes it typically 30-50 cents more per gallon than regular fuel. Because of our low gas prices, it is a 10% premium.

3) Because gas is so cheap, most consumers don't place fuel efficiency as a top priority. They say they do, but then they go and buy a truck with a V8 petrol engine.

4) Many current diesel engines don't meet US emission standards. Emissions in the US are calculated differently than in Europe.

5) The roads/highways. In the US, it is important that engines run at 70-85 mph consistantly. Almost all cars are expected to do 0-60 mph in under 10 seconds. Many of the small diesel vehicles in Europe would be deemed unfit for American roads. The best selling vehicle in the US has a 400hp/400 ft/lb of torque V8 or twin turbo V6 pulling its 5000 lb weight around.

6) Cost. American consumers tend to buy cars by the pound. As a nation we try to buy the largest cars for the least amount of money. Midsize sedans are the top sellers. The additional cost that goes into a diesel engine has proven to be too expensive for most American drivers. Only VW, BMW, and Mercedes sell diesel passenger cars in the US. Mazda and GM may soon follow.
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Seems a shame they don't offer them. The 2.0 TDCi is quicker, and more efficient than the 2.0L Petrol!
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Me too, I would have bought the TDCi instead.
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