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Mar 11, 2020. 16 comments

Discovery's Diesel Dorks Ordered To Pay $850,000 Fine For Rolling Lots Of Coal

Discovery's Diesel Dorks Ordered To Pay $850,000 Fine For Rolling Lots Of Coal

The Diesel Brothers—a collective nickname for Discovery Channel’s truck-obsessed super polluter television show, David “Heavy D” Sparks, Joshua Stuart, Keaton Hoskins, and David “Diesel Dave” Kiley—have been ordered by a Utah judge to pay over $850,000 in fines for violation of the Clean Air Act. In the process of building trucks for customers at various businesses owned by the men, it was...

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Feb 15, 2020. 18 comments

The Volkswagen Golf GTD Will Live To See Another Era

The Volkswagen Golf GTD Will Live To See Another Era

The residual effects of Dieselgate may still be impacting Volkswagen years later, but that doesn’t mean the company has given up on the fuel quite yet. In fact, VW announced that the company will bring the 2021 Golf GTD to next month’s Geneva Motor Show in an attempt to prove that diesel is still a fuel of the future.

It’s being marketed as “one of the cleanest combustion engines in the...

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Feb 11, 2020. 23 comments

Colorado Gas Station Allegedly Pumped Diesel Fuel Instead Of Gasoline

Colorado Gas Station Allegedly Pumped Diesel Fuel Instead Of Gasoline

It has happened (reportedly). Diesel fuel somehow allegedly ended up coming from gas pumps at a couple of gas stations in Colorado. Welcome to my nightmare.

The number of people affected in Boulder County, Colorado, is in the dozens, reports Fox31 Denver. Drivers filling up at a Circle K near Folsom and Pearl Streets in Boulder or a King Soopers in Brighton reported “major car problems” after...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 14, 2020. 24 comments

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Too Little, Too Late

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Too Little, Too Late
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place.

We’ve been hearing about the Mazda Skyactiv-D diesel engine

for about 10 years . Now it’s finally, here in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel. It’s a nice idea and the car itself is not bad to drive. I just don’t see many people buying it.

Who is this car for? Why does it exist? These were questions echoed by many of you when

I asked you...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jan 02, 2020. 24 comments

Germany Is Full Of Diesel Manual Chrysler Minivans And They Are Dirt Cheap

Germany Is Full Of Diesel Manual Chrysler Minivans And They Are Dirt Cheap

Today I bring you a revelation: Germany is chock-full of absurdly cheap

Chrysler minivans equipped with two coveted features never offered in the U.S.: a manual transmission and a diesel engine. Yes, I’m talking about the torquey and fuel efficient glory of a compression engine bolted to fun-to-drive transmission, all encapsulated in an efficient minivan body. Just look at these deals.

Over...

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David Tracy David Tracy Dec 03, 2019. 11 comments

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This past weekend, I drove from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where I spotted the most “Texas” truck I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sitting in the parking lot of the most Texas fast-food joint I know of, Whataburger, was a red Ram 3500 diesel armored with what I assume are standard automobile accessories sold at every AutoZone in The Lone Star State. Except this truck may have...

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David Tracy David Tracy Nov 12, 2019. 13 comments

America's First-Ever Diesel Jeep Wrangler Is The Torquey Off-Road Beast You Prayed It Would Be

America's First-Ever Diesel Jeep Wrangler Is The Torquey Off-Road Beast You Prayed It Would Be
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place.

For decades, diehard Jeep CJ and Wrangler fans in the U.S. have prayed for the low-end torque and high(er) fuel economy of a diesel engine, and for decades they have been denied. That is, until now; the

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel ends the drought by bringing absurd off-road capability and the best fuel efficiency ever seen in a...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Oct 09, 2019. 22 comments

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Is A $4,000 Premium With No Manual Option: Report

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Is A $4,000 Premium With No Manual Option: Report

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler will finally be available with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel making a boatload of torque, and an alleged dealer order guide lists the upgrade will cost about $6,000 over the standard Wrangler.

According to a forum member over on the JL Wrangler forums, the new diesel option is now available for order on four-door Wranglers, with an order sheet for a 2020 Unlimited Rubicon...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Sep 27, 2019. 24 comments

What Do You Want To Know About The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel?

What Do You Want To Know About The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel?
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

Well, it’s finally here. After

almost 10 years of promises , the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel has arrived. And we have it to go tooling around with for a week. What do you want to know about it?

I don’t think I’ve ever driven a modern diesel car in the United States—that

Defender doesn’t count—so it’s been fun pulling up...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Sep 12, 2019. 16 comments

Diesels Emit More Toxic Gases During Heat Waves; Good Thing There Won't Be Way More Of Those!

Diesels Emit More Toxic Gases During Heat Waves; Good Thing There Won't Be Way More Of Those!

Earth is getting hotter, which is bad news for a lot of reasons. One new reason hotter temperatures are bad news: diesel engines spew far more toxic particles when the temperature rises about 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), according to a new study by The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) initiative, and many times higher than the average emissions permitted under EU regulations.

Using fancy...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 29, 2019. 8 comments

A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It's A Stroke Of Genius

A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It's A Stroke Of Genius

When the C8 Corvette

debuted last month , I bet most of us were deeply disappointed that its 490 horsepower V8 engine was not a much, much less powerful, heavier, less-refined diesel motor. But there’s good news, because a compression-ignition Corvette does exist, though it wasn’t built by GM, but instead by a teenage farmer in Kansas, who’s now older and has the vehicle listed on Craigslist....

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Aug 27, 2019. 24 comments

What Owning A Reformed Cheater Volkswagen Diesel Is Really Like

What Owning A Reformed Cheater Volkswagen Diesel Is Really Like

“When are you going to get press cars again?” my mom asked. I looked down at my right foot, still in a support boot a month after snapping two bones in my ankle. She wasn’t concerned, or just casually inquiring about my driving schedule. I had let her borrow my

2015 Volkswagen TDI SportWagen for a few months before my injury while I was cycling through press car loans, and she wanted it...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 21, 2019. 8 comments

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck
Jalopnik ReviewsAll of our test drives in one convenient place.  

Ram started the

half-ton diesel craze back in 2013 when it announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Since then, the brand lost ground to legal issues related to emissions and stiff competition from Ford and Chevy. But now Ram is back in the game with a new diesel engine for its latest “DT” generation truck, and after testing it, I can...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Aug 16, 2019. 14 comments

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

The EcoDiesel

is back in the Ram 1500 for 2020, after some, uh, regulatory issues meant that the launch of the fifth-generation Ram pickup in 2019 featured only gasoline engines. Now we know how much it’ll cost: $36,890 for the base model, or the lowest among the Big Three’s full-size pickups.

You’ll have to tack on an additional $1,695 to that to account for...

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Graverobber Graverobber Aug 15, 2019. 21 comments

At $13,500, Could This 2012 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Get You To Lean Its Way?

At $13,500, Could This 2012 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Get You To Lean Its Way?
Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal? You decide!  

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe X5 sports a rare diesel six but also comes with a lien against its title. That’s an annoying complication to its purchase, but its price be the ultimate driving factor.

When a company goes to the mammoth length of changing its name it’s oftentimes done as way to cast off some prior malfeasance...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 08, 2019. 11 comments

The Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Was A Flop

The Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Was A Flop
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

The 2020 Nissan Titan half-ton and Nissan 2020 Nissan Titan XD “half-ton-and-a-half” pickups will get redesigned this year. But the Cummins diesel engine that the new XD version made headlines with is being taken off the board after just a few model years.

You might remember

all the noise from the Titan XD launch circa 2015; Nissan’s revolutionary “whitespace”...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

Trump's 'Great News' For Shuttered GM Ohio Plant Is In Real Trouble

Trump's 'Great News' For Shuttered GM Ohio Plant Is In Real Trouble
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

Less-than-stellar profits for Workhorse, Ford playing with different sales models, Tesla getting served a cease-and-desist and more await you in The Morning Shift of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

1st Gear: Workhorse Not Working Out So Great Still

When General Motors

announced it would shutter five...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jul 13, 2019. 23 comments

The 39 MPG Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Was in Fact a Hard Sell and Is Now Dead

The 39 MPG Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Was in Fact a Hard Sell and Is Now Dead

The 39 MPG 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Seems Like A Hard Sell, ” I wrote after Chevy’s mid-size crossover’s fuel economy numbers dropped in August of 2017. The vehicle would flop, I suspected, and now, about two years later, GM is giving up selling the thing due to “low demand.” You don’t say?

“We no longer offer the diesel option on the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox due to low demand,” GM’s...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jun 14, 2019. 24 comments

Here's the Last 1 Ton Luxury Truck You Can Buy New With a Manual Transmission

Here's the Last 1 Ton Luxury Truck You Can Buy New With a Manual Transmission
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

What appears to be the last remaining 2018 Ram 3500 Laramie that you can buy brand new with a manual transmission has apparently been languishing on a dealer’s lot in Pennsylvania for more than six months. Folks, I am crestfallen.

I’ve been tearfully rocking myself to sleep every night since we heard America’s last-ever brand-new stick-shift Cummins diesel...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook May 23, 2019. 21 comments

GM Delays Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 3.0-Liter Duramax Diesel, Cancels 2019 Orders

GM Delays Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 3.0-Liter Duramax Diesel, Cancels 2019 Orders
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

General Motors has been forced to cancel orders and delay the new 3.0-liter

Duramax diesel engine for its full-size Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, which were originally scheduled to be available early this year, due to emissions testing for the engine taking longer than anticipated.

Automotive News reported that a memo sent out to GM dealers on...

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