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Old 08-11-2010, 11:46 AM
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The 335d was a mistake. That engine should have been placed in a 5 series (a la the MB E-Class) where it makes more sense. The 3 series is a "sporty" car where the 5 series is more of a family hauler -- sort of. I think that a diesel hybrid is on the horizon. There is already a gas hybrid in the works and shifting to diesel would not be that hard IMHO. Ford had a very nice concept car a number of years ago with a diesel hybrid (it was a Mercury version of the Freestyle wagon). IRT to diesel VW's they are really popular in diesel-starved CA now with the Jetta version. If they came out with a diesel Tiguan I would buy it! The 2.0Tdi does not require the "blue fluid" the others have to use. Gas prices are rising around here and diesel is lower than mid grade gas again.
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