Diesel Cars Now
This is a website about diesel cars including VW diesel cars
and those from other makers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Chevy,
GMC and Dodge. Some of the cars on this review website run
on biodiesel, some are automatics, some have standard transmissions
and none are actually related to Vin Diesel (though we think
he's a pretty cool action hero).
Modern Diesel Car
The diesel cars from the last two or three years are not
the diesel vehicle your grand pappy used to drive in his alternative
hippy days, smoking the weed and singing Kumbaya My Lord.
No, today's diesel engines are not the smoke belching ones
we used to see on city buses, long-haul trucks and freight
This is especially true for diesel cars. Today's automakers
have cleaned up their acts in regard to environmentalism and
creating clean diesel, low emissions vehicles. Some have done
this with the help of the oil companies (gulp) who are actually
producing cleaner diesel fuel, using hydrogen and other chemicals
to desulphur what we put into our automobiles.
And, now the car companies have stepped in going one stride
further in cleaning what comes out the tailpipe. Some of the
manufacturers of diesel cars will use a special fluid to clean
the exhaust on the way out of the vehicle. Other carmakers
have chosen a catalytic method of dealing with diesel emissions.
Slow to React ...
But, the facts are in that today's diesel cars are not only
cleaner than those of yesteryear but they are in large part,
even cleaner than most of the gasoline powered vehicles we
have on the road. The problem is that the American public
is slow to hear about this and react.
Europeans have been buying and driving diesel cars for years.
Many of the American car manufacturers sell diesel cars in
other countries that are not available in the U. S. because
they think there is no market here.
Some of the carmakers say hybrids are happening here and
are hot right now so why go in a different direction. But,
why can't we have both? This would surely be cleaner and consume
Well, some of the automakers are all over this. For instance,
the Volvo V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid, Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4
and Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid have already made appearances
at the major car shows and it's just a matter of time until
they hit the showroom floors.
Yet, there are
still hybrid detractors who worry about how the batteries
are made and how we dispose of them after they are used
up. They simply want clean burning diesel cars and be
done with it. Or they prefer biodiesel cars. Well, this
site is about diesel cars, hybrid or not, biodiesel
Just read some of our reviews and if you'd like to pipe in
and send us an email or even a few pictures of your diesel
cars that will also be appreciated.