• "280 lb/ft for 10 seconds while under wide open throttle" The male teenager in the family eyes light up…brake stands in the liquor store parking lot with brosef"

  • "280 lb/ft for 10 seconds while under wide open throttle" The male teenager in the family eyes light up…brake stands in the liquor store parking lot with brosef"

  • This car would be more desirable in Texas for sure. Folks in Texas are used to putting in the miles. Diesel prices are as cheap (or cheaper) than both Supreme and Medium grades with only Regular being lower, for the most part anyway… and you'd be hard pressed NOT to find a diesel pump down South. That kind of price tag is still hard to swallow with those kind of miles on 2014… even if it is a diesel.

    I guess the only question mark is the longevity of the Fiat built power plant. My first thought was that it might be another Isuzu joint venture like with my previous '03 Duramax (which was bullet proof), but apparently not.

  • The problem is that what ends up scrapping most modern passenger cars isn't anything to do with the powertrain, it's some bit of body electronics etc.

    Of course, from a traditional Texan highway-traveler standpoint the problem with this one is it's got no bed to chuck the empties in.

    • But you do get the satisfaction of seeing the look of total bewilderment on every Texan diesel truck owner's face when you reach for the green handle at the gas station

    • But you do get the satisfaction of seeing the look of total bewilderment on every Texan diesel truck owner's face when you reach for the green handle at the gas station

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