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Old 11-01-2004, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jseries
What R&D money will be wasted? Can't say for Ford but DC's Jeep Grand Cherokees etc are all avail already w/dsl motors in Europe and have been for years. Even back when AMC owned Jeep the 80's era CJ's built in the US ran 4 cyl Suzy dsl but built for export only. US Cherokees had a 2.1L Renault dsl option in the mid 80's. Granted that was bad idea and didn't help the dsl image in the US at all. Point being there is no extra R&D money needed but there will be some marketing money required to wake up the US buyers.
I think its the EPA and all the hurdles they would have to jump ..........and the costs of that to offer the diesel engines in those modles.
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