Options for Diesel Cars
March 17, 2005 8:25 AM Subscribe
I love my car, but am becoming increasingly concerned about gas mileage and environmental responsibility. It isn't a guzzler, but I know I could do better. What are your experiences with diesel cars?
posted by odinsdream to travel & transportation (11 answers total)
Currently I drive a VW Passat Wagon with all-wheel drive. It's been a pleasure to own, and I can't think of a single complaint. In fact, I really would be sad to part with it, since it's been so good in snowy weather with the all-wheel drive, and the storage space is great.
And yet... I get an average of 25MPG, and I sometimes take long trips where this really adds up. I've been looking more into switching to something that gets better mileage. Diesel seems to be the best option (perhaps with a conversion kit
for veggie oil, even).
If there was a diesel Passat Wagon with all-wheel drive, I'd switch today, but as far as I can tell, this doesn't exist.
Are there any all-wheel drive diesel cars out there? What's your experience with diesel cars in general? Does anyone have first-hand experience with bio-diesel or vegetable oil conversion kits? I'm partial to VW because I've had such a great experience, but I'm open to new options. I have no prior diesel experience myself.