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From album GM & Ford Vehicles Not Available in the U.S. by motortopia
Diesel Engines - I had to sneak this one in. America is way behind Europe regarding diesel engines. In fact, over half of all cars sold in Europe are diesel. GM, Ford, and even Chrysler need to get their act together and get diesels over here now. All of them offer diesels in Europe, so it's not like they have to build them from scratch. Most likely, it is a case of getting them to meet emissions in states like California. But they have to do it. Now.
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carfanatic1’s Profile Photo
Jan 25, 2009 at 10:32 am
Before you say the Big 3 need to bring more diesel engines over here just because they're widely used in Europe, you need to ask whether Americans will buy them. Diesel cost more than gasoline right now, so that will be an issue that plays into the buying decision of a lot of folks. I remember when Volkswagon offered a diesel Rabbit here back in the late seventies, but I'm not quite sure of its popularity.

And emissions is an issue. I have not been to Europe since departing England after two years in 1983 so I'm not really sure what it is like there now. But I made 15 trips to Korea between 1997 and 2000 where there are an abundance of diesel powered vehicles, and felt that that country was very dirty compared to here in the States.

Just food for thought.

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