General Diesel new car sales fall

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FirstHonda, Tuesday 30th Aug, 2016.

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    Buying a petrol just made more sense to me. My Alfa 159 Ti was a derv but possible tax rises in
    the future would have killed its resale value so I jumped ship because I had a lot of money tied up
    in it. :money: That added to possible problems in the near future due to it producing more torque
    than the gearbox was designed to handle, eating clutches, duel mass flywheel, etc etc...
    It did bloody shift though. :Grin:
     
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    It was inevitable that this would happen eventually. I see some dealers are already offering 3k part exchange deals already, Infiniti is one of them, Lexus just need to do the same now. The market just needs to behave itself till next year when I am going back to petrol too. My Accord has been a great car, and its no reflection on it in any way, but I do miss petrol, but diesel made sense at the time of purchase as it suited my current situation at the time.

    I will miss my Accord. Out of all the many cars I have owned, I would normally only keep them for a couple of years before getting bored and moving on. I have never kept a car as long as I have kept the Accord and I am glad to have been priveliged enough to have owned one.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I feel exactly the same about my CN1.
    I would have kept her even longer had the Accord not been axed from the UK. :Sobbing:

    However, my CU1 was the logical replacement and I am very happy with her. :gohonda::vtec::gohonda:
     
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    Always hated diesel and I knew this day will come, never owned one will get one and can't wait to see the day sooner they are banished.
     
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    You can't get rid completely. I don't fancy paying the fuel bill hauling 44 tonnes with a large petrol engine. :shock:
     
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    Ha ha, DERVs will never go away.
     
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    Well they won't be going away any time soon, at least until both diesel and petrol engines become replaced by electric motors.
     
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    or some as-yet unknown power source

    "as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know"

    I'm sure he was talking about Dubya
     
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    young @Zebster creates his dream electric car

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    but hits reality in later life

    N-meadows-frisky-2.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that electric motors are the future. But I didn't say what the power source would be...
     
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    Honda trialled nitrogen didnt they?
     
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    Did they? I've heard that someone used compressed nitrogen in something akin to a steam engine, but hadn't realised it was Honda. Another thing that was trialled in buses was a flywheel energy store.
     
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    No apologies, I am wrong, it wasnt nitrogen, it was hyrdrogen. Honda Clarity.

    Honda's hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell arrives in Europe by CAR Magazine
     
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  20. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    The future is on two wheels pedal power, scrap the IC engines and electric motors, if everyone just cycled the world would be a better place. :nodding:
     
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