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Alacrity said:Not going to happen near term. EPA standards are making things tough for diesels. Someone from TMA indicated they were staying on the sidelines - issues with EPA durability requirements. Heh, I know - Toyota worrying about durability. Just how long remains to be seen.
LukeO said:I find it hard to believe that Toyota cannot affordably meet EPA requirements to either ship or build diesels here in the US.
VW sells new diesels, Toyota I'm sure sells more vehicles in the US than VW. It does not make sense..
aamiggia said:I'm holding out until 2007 for a new Honda diesel. I'll laugh my ass off if Canada gets the FJ Cruiser with the D4D Prado TD engine. (not holding my breath)
aamiggia said:I think the vast majority of Yankees don't like and/or understand how good new diesels are. That coupled with the cheap fuel have made diesel unattractive in the US. Since Canada is such a small market, we get everything that the US gets.
Let me ask you, who wouldn't want 50% better fuel economy and 50% more torque for 50% less fuel?
More than 50% of all VW's sold in Canada are TDi's. They're the only game in town except for MB. Ask most TDi owners why they bought their cars, they won't say it's because of the reliability or quality.
IIRC, Oct. 2006 is when low sulphur diesel hits the shelf. So, I'm hoping that all of the European models will be introduced into Canada. I'm holding out until 2007 for a new Honda diesel. I'll laugh my ass off if Canada gets the FJ Cruiser with the D4D Prado TD engine. (not holding my breath)