I have an 85 Mercedes sedan right now. I like the diesel engine which gets
about 27 mpg highway. I am sold on diesel, wouldn't even consider a
conventional gas -powered vehicle. I am researching larger family-sized
vehicles (used). Is there such a thing as a diesel truck (would have to be
extended cab) or a van that gets similar gas mileage, or does having ANY
large family vehicle mean poor gas mileage?
Well whats your meaning of bad gas milage? I have a 96 tahoe that according
to me gets great gas milage for how big it is. I average about 18 mpg.
Some of the suburbans came in diesel. I am not sure what year they put
diesels in them but there are a couple out there.
nope, you will not find a diesel or gas truck that gets 27 MPG. the laws of
physics simply are working against you. if a vehicle weighs more, it simply
takes more energy to move it, and more energy used equals more fuel used. a
full size SUV getting 22 MPG would pound for pound be getting better mileage
than your mercedes.
something to think about,
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