Re: Turbodiesel PT (tzretusn)
because no one's figured out how to make the higher tuned diesels run on the poop we call diesel..
it is also about emissions.. there are a couple cool solutions, but again, those would fail with the diesel here.. so we don't get cool looking cars like this Peugeot
The difference in their fortunes is best explained by a simple combination of figures.
To cover 60,000 miles, a typical petrol-powered car, at 34 miles per gallon (combined) will use 1,765 gallons. And with petrol at £3.60 a gallon (quoting typical fuel prices at 24th September 2001) covering those miles will cost £6,354.
With Peugeot HDi, though, the financial picture is very different.
To cover that same 60,000 miles, a Peugeot 406 HDi, at a frugal 50.4 miles per gallon (combined), uses 1,191 gallons.
And with diesel costing £3.56 a gallon (typical price at 24th September 2001) the cost of travelling the 60,000 miles plummets to £4,240.
That's a difference of £2,114 on the running of just one car