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Old 08-21-2014, 02:01 PM   #21
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| Delica Canada | Mitsubishi Van Club these and similar are becoming popular with the 'outdoor' set. Once again diesel.
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Didn't mention this yet, but when I was in Bogota Colombia a couple of weeks ago, I saw dozens of Chevy mid-size diesel trucks. It's essentially the same engine as the Duramax 2.8L Diesel that will be in the 2015 Colorado. You would not believe what workhorses these trucks are, and how much stuff they haul with them. Hard to kill.

It also doesn't hurt though, that diesel fuel is MUCH cheaper in Colombia than gasoline.
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When I replace my Jeep Grand Cherokee that has a hemi, it will probably be a GC with a diesel. I drove one the other day and the torque/acceleration was outstanding and here the price of diesel is just a little higher than premium which is what I use when towing. The articles about the dodge with the diesel are all favorable and the trans seems to be good if not overdone with 8 speeds when you have that much torque. I know the semis have a lot of gears but they pull a lot of weight and low rpm. I guess I'll have to remember to use the green handle at the pump and I still have a year to watch, read and learn.
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I guess I'll have to remember to use the green handle at the pump
And I'll have to remember to use the yellow one. At Valero stations they're not green.
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Except the VW market. TDI seems very popular. At least in BC.
True, but in most places TDi badges are still not on the majority of VWs. VW presumably knows their customers, and doesn't even offer diesel in the Tiguan (which would be a tug option for smaller Escape owners).

Although fuel is only perhaps 15% more expensive in the more expensive British Colombia areas than here in Alberta, that seems to be enough to tip consumers to paying more attention to fuel consumption. Perhaps the entire continent is on verge of starting to actually care about it, rather than just whining about it, and BC is on the leading edge.
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Perhaps the entire continent is on verge of starting to actually care about it, rather than just whining about it, and BC is on the leading edge.
I think this is finally happening, not just in BC. The attitude by many that bigger is better, and more safer, is slowly giving way to paying attention to fuel consumption. Big is necessary for some uses, but definitely not all. How many pickups, both big and small, are out there, still being used as commuters, rarely hauling any kind of load? Still too many.
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$1.25 to $1.35 per litre for reg gas in the Vancouver area.
$1.43 to $1.48 per litre for diesel in Vancouver area.
According to the web .
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$1.25 to $1.35 per litre for reg gas in the Vancouver area.
$1.43 to $1.48 per litre for diesel in Vancouver area.
According to the web .
Wow, the price is sky high -- but, diesel there isn't much more than gas. Here in Texas, gas is going for about $3.39 per gallon, while diesel is a whole dollar more.
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I think this is finally happening, not just in BC. The attitude by many that bigger is better, and more safer, is slowly giving way to paying attention to fuel consumption. Big is necessary for some uses, but definitely not all. How many pickups, both big and small, are out there, still being used as commuters, rarely hauling any kind of load? Still too many.
Hi: Jim Bennett... The speed that most folks here in S. Wet Ontario drive at, tells me that the price of fuel is still too cheap!!! Alf
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Just checked GasBuddy for the prices near me.
$1.22 for regular
$1.20 for diesel

I just about choked last weekend going to Salmon Arm, in BC, and seeing the fuel costs. Good thing I only had to do one partial fill.
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