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152Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel

You can reap big long-term ownership savings by getting one of these efficient vehicles

Diesel vehicles typically save $2,000 to $6,000 in total ownership costs over three to five years when compared to similar gasoline models.

65Diesel vehicle sales up 27.5% so far in 2012

Through the first six months of the year, Americans purchased 61,214 diesel-powered vehicles, not including heavy-duty diesel pickup trucks, according to a study by HybridCars.com and Baum and Associates. That figure represents a 27.5-percent improvement over the previous year.

AddWe'll see a "lot more diesels" in U.S. by 2014

As the number of automakers selling diesel vehicles rise, the amount of motorists buying the oil-burning machines will increase, too, claims Jeff Breneman, executive director of the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars. That statement seems to be simple common sense, right? Well, not so much in recent times here in the U.S.

38Sales of clean diesel models skyrocket in September; hybrids dip

2011 Honda CR-Z vs. 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Street Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

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

44Demand, demand! Ford won't bring diesels to U.S. until buyers show interest *UPDATE

Automakers are constantly questioned about their choices. From green-lighting production of an awful vehicle to offering gadgets and gizmos that consumers don't want, it seems automakers regularly make some less-than-ideal decisions. Sometimes, though, it's what automakers don't offer that creates a stir, the diesel engine being a prime example. U.S. buyers have been left out in the cold while Europeans enjoy their wonderfully efficient, diesel-powered vehicles.

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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