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You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Diesel
May 10, 2004 (7:45 pm)
But I doubt this engine will make it here in the USA/Canada anytime soon. It is supposed to be offered in European CRV soon, but IMO, it would make sense here in the USA as well (in CRV and Element).
#3 of 749 Is this for
May 11, 2004 (7:38 am)
The cars we don't have in North America section?
Toyota Corolla Diesel
Toyota Tacoma Diesel
Honda Civic Diesel
and etc., etc...
Just add the Honda Accord to the list.
#5 of 749 The reformulated clean diesel fuel
May 11, 2004 (9:05 am)
will be in the US in about a year.
After that, many manufacturers should start offering diesels. Trucks, mini-vans, and SUVs will probably go almost all diesel in short order.
Isuzu Diesel is now GM-Isuzu. GM took full control over Isuzu's small diesel works last year.
#6 of 749 diesel fuel in california
May 12, 2004 (4:36 pm)
Not until 2006 for cars, 2007 for heavy vehicles/boats/etc.
Expect to see the oil industry to rib Bush/Cheney for an "extension" (wink wink). That will work well with the tax writeoff for gas guzzling SUV purchases.
I'd love to drive any of the new diesel offerings comming out around the world (heck, there's even a diesel passat in some states!), but I have a feeling I'll end up going with a hybrid accord.
May 13, 2004 (8:58 am)
I think in a few years (once the rules and fuel are straightened out), deisels will make a big inroad in the US, especially if gas prices stay high. If anything, it will help the US manufacturers, since they can keep selling high profit SUVs and trucks.
Some of the new wave of Euro deisels sound real neat. Good performance (and power where it is usable), with excellent economy. What's not to love?
#8 of 749 Diesel in the US
May 19, 2004 (6:35 am)
The problem with diesel in the US is that it has to overcome a bad image. People generally see diesels as clanky sounding with smelly, black exhaust that have fuel gelling problems as soon as there's snow on the ground. I'm sure most of here us know that's not true anymore, but ask Joe Sixpack and Eddie Punchclock and that's the impression from the masses.
Right now I have a subaru, but my next car will be diesel (as long as enviro-NYS allows them to be sold).
#9 of 749 Re: Honda Accord Diesel???? [gagrice #1]
May 31, 2004 (6:49 am)
Name three other cars in the 2.0 to 2.5L class against which it competed??? Passat is offically <2.0L as it would put it in a different tax bracket in Germany.
#10 of 749 Honda "Accord" Diesel
May 31, 2004 (1:22 pm)
That car that was driven was an Acura TSX, not a Honda Accord. I understand that in Europe the TSX is a Honda Accord, but the cars are somewhat different when it comes to the body and engine.