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#7632 of 11761 Re: fun NY Times review [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (9:15 am)
Sadly for some of us Subaru has not figured out how to put a diesel with auto transmission into their vehicles. I don't see their 2014 solution with CVT as acceptable.
Subaru will start to fill a significant hole in its model lineup when it launches an automatic version of the turbo-diesel Outback soft-roader in 12 months.
“Next year at this time we’ll have an Outback CVT diesel on sale,” Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior confirmed at last week’s Impreza launch.
“We sell about 70 Outback diesels per month and once we add the auto we will double that quite convincingly,” he said.
#7633 of 11761 Re: SQ5 ditches diesel for America [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (9:28 am)
I don't think I could ever get used to the fish mouth. I also think until VW Audi comes up with a 4 cylinder diesel for their small utes they will be a non starter in the USA. The UK has both the Tiguan and Q5 with several diesel options. I guess that will teach US to revolt against the King. None for you bunch of losers in America.
#7634 of 11761 Re: fun NY Times review [gagrice]
Jan 15, 2013 (11:40 am)
CVT can put a diesel right at the peak torque output and leave it there all day long. Wouldn't have to rev high like a gasser, either, so no annoying drone.
I think that setup could work pretty well.
#7635 of 11761 Re: fun NY Times review [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (12:38 pm)
IF the beefed up CVT can handle the torque of a diesel????
I would test drive an Outback diesel if it shows up before I get antsy and buy something else.
#7636 of 11761 Re: Diesel price fixing in the the Washington,D.C. area [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (3:33 pm)
..."Call me skeptical, but I find it hard to believe"....
Trust me, it ALL works for me. What makes you the bastion/grand inquisitor of "TRUTH"? You don't even have many miles on a diesel to know or even care. You look down on the OEMS that have brought diesels to the US markets. You want a diesel in a Subaru which doesn't seem to have the wherewithal to bring one to US markets. Even if they did, ...then you REALLY have not a clue as to how well it will do and whether or not you will really like it enough to buy it. So really it is easy to see getting a diesel is a remote event BEST.
As I have said more than once, I am fine with you or the majority of gasser drivers for that matter paying more per mile driven fuel or probably more importantly what fuel mileage YOU do in fact get. To my mind it is just gravy.
#7637 of 11761 Re: Diesel price fixing in the the Washington,D.C. area [ruking1]
Jan 15, 2013 (4:34 pm)
A least you said per mile driven fuel this time.
I get more smiles per mile.
#7638 of 11761 Re: Diesel price fixing in the the Washington,D.C. area [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (4:57 pm)
Folks like yourself that need a Mini van for people and stuff are really screwed with no diesel options. The EU has the VW Touran 7 passenger mini van that gets 55 MPG IMP/ 46 MPG US combined. The oil companies would not stand for them to be imported into the USA. If 0-60 MPH is important they have a bigger diesel option that only gets 41 MPG US.
The Touran is based on the Golf, making it a bit small for North American tastes, but perfect for Europe and Asia, where high fuel prices and tight spaces mean that a car like a Dodge Caravan is totally unsuitable
A nice way to say it is not for porky Americans. Do they have miniature people in the EU?
#7639 of 11761 Re: Diesel price fixing in the the Washington,D.C. area [gagrice]
Jan 15, 2013 (5:09 pm)
This may be the perfect van for hauling lots of kids. I like the seating arrangement. They can play board games rather than watching videos all the time. And 30+ MPG on those long trips. Also great for commuters.
The Caravelle is one of Volkswagen's large people-movers, separated from the Transporter shuttle by the different seating layout. The Caravelle is the more business-orientated design with a three-seat bench and two individual seats facing each other in two rows. Another passenger seat faces forwards alongside the driver's seat, making it a seven-seater in total.
#7640 of 11761 Re: Diesel price fixing in the the Washington,D.C. area [gagrice]
Jan 15, 2013 (5:13 pm)
Fuelly has people getting 22 to 26 mpg for the new diesel Touaregs, are we to believe he beats even the best average by several mpgs in heavy traffic?
Someone has to play Devil's Advocate and try to keep him honest.
I know, he only drives down hill.
Touran is ok, lots of embassies around here so I see them a lot. Renault Espace also. Friend of a friend had a diesel manual one. Nice to be able to bring any car you want.
Lets see a Mazda5 SkyActv or SkyActiv-D.