This just shows that Ford is bunch of nimrods. I would buy a diesel
expedition in a heartbeat. I would have bought it 7 years ago when
I bought my 99. I would have bought it last year when I bought my
Why cant Ford get ahead of the pack for their SUVs and trucks ?
What would be really cool is a diesel expedition with the new Ford
hydraulic hybrid system. My 2005 EB with the 3 valve 5.4 was EPA
rated 14/18 mpg. I expect the diesel expedition to be 18/24 mpg.
The gasoline hydraulic hybrid expedition tested by the EPA in 2001
was 20/25 mpg if I remember correctly. That would put the diesel
hydraulic hybrid expedition at 25/34 mpg. That would be well worth
the premium of $4,000 for the diesel plus another $1,000 for the
hydraulic hybrid system coming on the 2008 models.
Ford has a short window that they can get this done or else Toyota
will eat them alive. The word on the streets is that Toyota's hybrid
system on their new full size trucks will be on their 2008 models AND
getting 20 mpg on the city cycle.
the new ones using lsd are supposed to be very much improved on all areas
from smell to polution. And Beach girl if you had a brain instead of
just feelings you would know diesels are much less poluters than most gas
eng. before they are cleaned up with the new lsd versions. I have no
time for ditzs that go on their feelings instead of using their brains.
Thunder Snake #9
"Protect" your rights or "lose" them.
Care to cite some back up for this? I never seen it claimed that a diesel
engine was cleaner than a gas engine (assuming same age and both well
maintained). The very best European diesel are still dirtier than spark
ignition cars. With low sulfur diesel fuel, catalytic converters, particle
traps, etc., the newer diesels are close to being as good as a gas engine,
but still not "better." And there are so many poorly maintained diesels out
there they get a bad name.
The newer diesels are very clean... EPA regs will be even tighter for the
new model year using ULSD fuel.... At this point in time, the diesel appears
to be the motor of the future....
The big down side of the diesel engine lies in how easy it is to modify
them.... A simple programmer or chip and these things can lay down a smoke
screen you can't cut with a knife.... For the most part, the issue is not
with the engine... it is with the owner....
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