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Diesels, Turbochargers Power Chicago Auto Show

Design News -- Coming less than a month after the auto industry's biggest exhibition in Detroit, the recent Chicago Auto Show had a distinct flavor all its own. Instead of hybrids and electric cars, Chicago's get-together featured diesels and turbochargers.

Chevrolet stole the show with the rollout of its new, diesel-powered Cruze, while Volkswagen took a cue from the past by introducing a peppier version of its classic Beetle GSR. Not to be outdone, Nissan rolled out two cars derived from its Motorsports division and Toyota unveiled a redesigned version of its well-known Tundra truck.



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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 6:16:04 AM

coughlin: I bet you could stand next to a modern diesel and not even know it's a diesel.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:44:30 AM

I hate the smell.
bston
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:42:58 AM

Interesting.
skybiker
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:34:50 AM

I had a 78 Saab Turbo! One of my favorite cars!!
granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:15:03 AM

I'm not sure why diesel power isn't more popular. It could be the water infiltration problem, the high cost of diesel itself, the need for special injectable fluids to some models, the gelling problem in winter cold, the fact that some states require a special license to drive diesel vehicles, some states have add-on fees for diesel, some states require special plates or registration, the smell or that diesel isn't available at all fueling stations or at all hours. Little things like that...
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:26:40 PM

Maybe Ford will get the message and start building the 3 cyl diesel in the US.
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:25:46 PM

Not in my future.
silverfox63
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:24:39 PM

Whoopee!!
jethro5000
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:23:44 PM

Okay???
10k
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:22:58 PM

yup-look at that diesel price soar at the pump-makes all we unemployed peeps wanna go out and buy one with the money we don't have..

wonder if y'alls prez would subsidize one for me ;)
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:22:56 PM

old news
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:21:31 PM

Coming to a GM truck soon as well. Saw a couple being tested in the Loveland Pass area of Colorado last September. Sure sounded funny.
Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:20:12 PM

Diesel or regular ,gas prices are still too high
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:20:05 PM

They probably don't want to take a chance on Nat. Gas because of all the Stink about Fracking.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:17:32 PM

Get smaller and more efficient.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:17:18 PM

Wow!
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:16:52 PM

good
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:15:58 PM

Old 'news'.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:13:55 PM

Diesels should be given some thought. Not like the old engines.
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:13:35 PM

Okay.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:13:19 PM

Surprised that Diesels and Turbochargers haven't gotten shot in Chicago.
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:11:53 PM

pass
neofinoy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:11:19 PM

k
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:10:23 PM

Diesel is more expensive, oil company know this even if they more efficient.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:07:33 PM

Too bad they can't see the future.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:06:53 PM

I'm always 20 years behind.
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:06:47 PM

Diesel cars are too noisy.
Rageagainsttm
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:06:21 PM

Not into deisel.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:06:04 PM

Something else for the rich only.
TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:05:55 PM

Me either.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:05:45 PM

Diesels seem to be taking off.
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:04:27 PM

Not for me
rippinusoff
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:03:35 PM

ok
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:03:21 PM

I'm sold on Diesels.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:02:39 PM

The newer diesel cars are good
AKmailman
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:59:25 PM

drillintheUSA : I live in Alaska and you're right on all counts !!!
although there are some Priuses around
DrZNY
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:57:51 PM

So
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:56:40 PM

diesel is a great alternative, but have you seen the prices the last year or so?
TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:55:42 PM

Price of everything is too high.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:54:26 PM

diesel too high
drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:52:53 PM

YOU buy a diesel. I'll drive in front of you. Anyone in Alaska want a diesel car? For that matter, anyone in Alaska want to buy an Electric Car? A Hybrid either? That's what I thought:)
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:51:13 PM

Price of diesel is too high.
pbalmeo
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:50:51 PM

I love my turbo diesel.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:48:38 PM

we need to use more diesel
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:47:46 PM

more power never hurts
Fencemaker
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:45:00 PM

Diesel=good
DustyHorse
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:44:09 PM

Turbo chargers are too high maintenance for me.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:38:46 PM

gas guzzlers you mean?
Chris46
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:38:18 PM

Its the latest thing.
GigHarborHound
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:37:33 PM

I thougt it was gun fire!!!
gsayeg1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:35:11 PM

diesels? Turbochargers??? Oh you mean the hookers at the show!!!!!
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