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Where is a diesel powered subie available?


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#1 LostWater

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:19 AM

Look about halfway down this page. The fuel caps says "Subaru".

http://www.dieselguard.com/

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:42 AM

i cant find anything on the net, just future engines.... whay not drop them an email and ask?


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:44 AM

WTF?!!

That looks like an impreza body! The site is obviously British, but that car is a mystery to me.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:48 AM

That is an Impreza, for sure. But it's just a commercial, so they just used that car for the photo.

NO Subaru Diesels yet. Next year they will be here.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:06 PM

There's been a couple of threads on the existence of diesel subaru's (bascially concluding that there aren't). I hear the Tribeca is supposed to have a diesel in a few years, but I would hope they also give a diesel option in a normal subaru too. Sorry but I think the Tribeca is the ugliest thing subaru has ever made, even including the brat, 360, and the weird 3 wheeler from back in the 50's.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:03 PM

There's been a couple of threads on the existence of diesel subaru's (bascially concluding that there aren't). I hear the Tribeca is supposed to have a diesel in a few years, but I would hope they also give a diesel option in a normal subaru too. Sorry but I think the Tribeca is the ugliest thing subaru has ever made, even including the brat, 360, and the weird 3 wheeler from back in the 50's.



Subaru is known for not following trends but usually setting one,I think they should have made it a Hybred but kept the *unique* look.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:04 PM

I am sure the Tribeca is going to be gone in a few years, it's just too ugly. The platform might be used for a different car though.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:13 PM

Its going turbo diesel in a peice iread from a new zealand paper


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:37 PM

The inside of the fuel door looks kinda like a Nissan. probably just a cap from a Subie on a different vehicle.

I dunno

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:43 AM

Texan, it's an Impreza for sure. I see this very sight every other day...

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:19 AM

So, either there is a diesel Subaru, they just used the first handy vehicle for a beauty shot of their product regardless of it being gas powered, or they also have a product that warns to use 'normal' petrol and used the wrong photo.


maybe the device can be switched to announce diesel only OR announce 'gas' (petrol) only?

I dunno

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:10 PM

Beauty shot. Their product fits on the Impreza, plus the Impreza doesn't have a sales-killing "Diesel Fuel Only" warning inside the fuel door.

If you have a problem remembering not to put gasoline in your diesel, paint your gas cap yellow or something. How many different warnings can you need?

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:48 PM

If you have a problem remembering not to put gasoline in your diesel, paint your gas cap yellow or something. How many different warnings can you need?


How hard is it to just pay attention???? I own a diesel truck and my subaru, and I never have trouble remembering what fuel to put in what. Of course, I also record the miles, price, and gallons in a book every time I fuel up, and I regularly take my vehicals apart, so I actually understand how they each work. So, I guess you could call me an anal retentive engineer, and not representative of the average population....

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 05:35 PM

Gas station attendants are known to mess up and put gas in diesel vehicles.

A friend of mine had a brand new Duramax die because of that:rolleyes: .

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 04:07 PM

well my 82 diesels... when you turn it off;)

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 05:46 PM

Gas station attendants are known to mess up and put gas in diesel vehicles.

A friend of mine had a brand new Duramax die because of that:rolleyes: .


I hope they paid for a new one?

I did have the dodge dealership tell me my truck wasn't a diesel, even though it's a dodge truck. After I showed them the engine, they were all gawking over it... Not many of the 4 cylinder diesels made it to the US.

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 01:14 AM

It looks like FHI was getting an Isuzu diesel thanks to their partnership with GM, but now that may change.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:56 AM

Have you seen this article? Still doesn't account for the photo, though.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:59 AM

Bad news here. Says they may be stopping development. Nice looking hybrid, though.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:47 AM

Not really bad news. Deisles still have a bad taste in peoples mouth in this country, and they have to wait untill 2009 when the deisel fuel here is suposed to be sulfur free (or close to it). Going to gas speeeds up the entire process of getting the car to market. For a subaru hybrid (imagine an outback ...drool) I would buy a new subaru.



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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:36 AM

Not really bad news. Deisles still have a bad taste in peoples mouth in this country, and they have to wait untill 2009 when the deisel fuel here is suposed to be sulfur free (or close to it). Going to gas speeeds up the entire process of getting the car to market. For a subaru hybrid (imagine an outback ...drool) I would buy a new subaru.

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Yeah, most americans hate diesels. And given what was available here in the '80's compared to the rest of the world, and the crappy diesel sold in the US, I can't entirely blame them. But I will never buy another gas powered car, so until subaru makes a diesel, I won't be buying one. I just can't justify buying imported fuel any more, even if it is for a hybrid that gets good mileage.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:17 PM

I always yammer on about my sister-in-law's diesel VW 2001 Jetta.... she runs about 50-75% biodiesel and gets 54 mpg.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:42 PM

I always yammer on about my sister-in-law's diesel VW 2001 Jetta.... she runs about 50-75% biodiesel and gets 54 mpg.


A friend of mine has the 99 jetta. We hammer that thing on the highway (85mph over mountain passes), and still get 42mpg. Closer to 50 if we slow down a bit. If that diesel engine was available in an outback..... :slobber:

For now I'll be content with my mitsubishi turbodiesel pickup, but I'm going to get a biodiesel subaru eventually, if I have to build it myself...:brow:




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