comfortablynumb said:I had an 88 nissan sentra diesel, it got 45-50 mpg while it was alive....
it kinda rotted in half
now in 88, they could make diesel go up tp 50 mpg....
our 2 festivas with gasoline engines get 45-48 mpg, 51+ on a long highway trip.
those are 1991 and 1993 engines, mazda 4 cyl EFI 1.3L 88HP engines.
new cars MPGs in my opinon are intentionally kept low, and designs intentionally made to waste gasoline.
if an old mazda B2 engine can get 50+ mpg, then 2008 technology should e able to get 60-80+ mpg as a norm.
nooooo..... put high tech in useful stuff like..... iPhones.
I can do it for $1000Cash said:Friend of mine has a diesel VW pickup that he keeps running with baling wire and duct tape. The engine won't quit, but the truck is falling apart around it. He's looking for someone who can move the drive train into another pick-up body.
Helena said:Know really little about the gas vs diesel engines etc but what makes the diesel engines so much better on fuel. We had an '72 MB that ran great until some old lady ran the stop sign and almost killed hubby. Thank goodnes he was driving the old "tank" of a car that day ! But saw a '87 ?? VW stationwagon diesel for sale on the road..body was rought. Have a gas VW jetta and runs great on gas. Diesel vs gas..why ??