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25Lightweight Avion travels 1,478 miles on 12.4 gallons of diesel; that's 119.1 mpg!

Craig Henderson piloted his 1,500-pound, diesel-powered Avion from Blaine WA, to Mexico – a 1,478-mile journey – and he burned just 12.4 gallons of fuel along the way. Some simple math shows that this featherweight vehicle achieved an astounding 119.1 miles per gallon, but the mileage numbers don't tell the whole story.

12Sales of diesel-powered vehicles overtake gas models for first time ever in UK

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

42REPORT: Buyer perception holding back U.S. diesel sales

2009 BMW 335d – Click above for high-res gallery

74STUDY: Diesel sales still limited in U.S. by buyer perceptions [w/POLL]

2009 BMW 335d – Click above for high-res gallery

52Are fuel prices hurting acceptance of modern diesels?

click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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