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  • Published: 08 November 2019
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   2 weeks back

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    • S.C. Gordon
      S.C. Gordon  4 days back

      @Ka0re Awesome! Enjoy the car!

    • Ka0re
      Ka0re  1 weeks back

      @S.C. Gordon It's great! handling/driving and loving the interior. i did get the AWD version because i live in RI and we do get our fair share of snow sometimes unfortunately i haven't been able to test it out yet as i've only had ownership for about a week and half now. But i must say you don't get the feeling in the steering like in other cars that you have AWD. the lighting on the interior and dash are definitly a plus and im very happy with the audio and Nav the mouse square takes a bit to get used to but after you use it for about 3 days it just becomes memory. i went from a 200k 2005 g35 coupe to this and im quite happy with the Lexus 3.5 v6 aswell tho i must say the ticking form the fuel injection does make you wary of the vehicle but is a normal sound that they all make just for a heads up.

    • S.C. Gordon
      S.C. Gordon  1 weeks back

      @Ka0re How r u liking ur GS? I'm looking to get 1 myself. From what I've read, n test-driving it, it's pretty awesome.

    • 4 gauge
      4 gauge  1 weeks back

      @Johnny Dickshot No,I'm not joking,the Ford's are much better in general and last alot longer,I own one and haven't had any issues with it.

    • Johnny Dickshot
      Johnny Dickshot  1 weeks back

      You have got to be joking, Ford's of today have made the car too complicated to work on in my opinion.

  • supertitobroz
    supertitobroz  1 days back

    1.9 tdi was really one of the best engines around. Unless the bosh pump starts to leak you have an engine that can last over 500000km. Has also a nice fat timing belt that lasts 100000km easy.

    • DASO MILITIA
      DASO MILITIA  2 days back

      1992 Jetta diesel was the goat

      • FCDB PCH
        FCDB PCH  3 days back

        Diesel cars are sucks? Inline 5 and inline 6 engines from Mercedes-Benz, BMW's M57 engine, inline 5 diesels from Volvo and even more companies with greats diesel engines...

        • Jorge Ribeiro
          Jorge Ribeiro  3 days back

          This is for America in Europe diesels are popular because a litre (0.3gal) of gasoline cost 1.5 euros and 1 litre of diesel cost 1.3 euros. We use small engines too soo a gasoline car will have a consumption of 6.5L per 100km and diesel car 4.5L.

          • Rodrigo Juez
            Rodrigo Juez  4 days back

            My family has two diesels one VW and one Volvo, both have very good MPG 47MPG (VW) and 51(Volvo) but I'll admit the VW has been much more reliable than the Volvo. The VW had only the water pump changed and nothing more at 200.000km and the Volvo already needs changing the injection system at 120000 km! That's german reliability for you. (Yes, I'm aware VWs in America are crappier but in Europe they're really good machines that last many many years, you can see loads of 1997 1.6 Diesel TDI Golfs on the street here in Spain!)

            • matthew blaylock
              matthew blaylock  4 days back

              Well apparently everything sucks unless it's a Toyota.

              • WizKid
                WizKid  4 days back

                I prefer Diesels, engines go the distance, pumping diesel is cheaper here in Europe, Diesel fuel has more energy than gas.

                • Evan Brown
                  Evan Brown  5 days back

                  I have an X35D, requires an owner to pay attention to things. I use mine for very long highway trips around the USA and Canada. Great for that. I don't think I would be the same SUV for using in the city. If you need to bomb around the countryside on bad roads and in bad weather this is a great SUV though.

                  • FCDB PCH
                    FCDB PCH  5 days back

                    I saw diesel cars in: Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. For Americans is a problem, not for world!

                    • jorge gonzalez
                      jorge gonzalez  5 days back

                      According to this guy every car sucks

                      • thnderdownunder
                        thnderdownunder  6 days back

                        Diesels get better MPG when under load than petrol engines, that’s why every commercial engine is diesel

                        • OBJ.268 Bau5
                          OBJ.268 Bau5  6 days back

                          That motor is one of the most reliable motors every built by the Germans.

                          • Fred Pilcher
                            Fred Pilcher  6 days back

                            My X5 Diesel is brilliant. :-) Powerful, reliable, and a delight to drive.

                            • 12voltvids
                              12voltvids  6 days back

                              BMW = Bring Money Weekly. Diesel sucks. Had one once, turbo failed, went into runaway. Big bucks to fix.

                              • 12voltvids
                                12voltvids  5 days back

                                @Conrad Jonas
                                Never had such luck. My dad had a Mercedes diesel that ran away when I was driving it and blew up. I had a 325 back in 10 for 18 months. In that time it suffered a transmission failure, failed hid leadlight and the straw that broke the camels back, rolled down drivers windows and it didn't go back up. After the 3rd break down I drove to a Chevy dealer and traded it in on a volt in 2011. Still have that car, not a wrench has had to touch it in 8 years. Oil changes 4 times in 8 years. 160000 miles on original brakes and still lots of life. Goes thought about 9 gallons of gas every 3 months.

                              • Conrad Jonas
                                Conrad Jonas  5 days back

                                Had a runaway with my X5, shortly after purchasing it. Fortunately I was going up a steep hill, and it wasn't a complete seal failure, so it ran itself out after a minute or so, which felt longer, I tell you. Main cause was the previous owner hadn't maintained the breather system, and a bunch of oil accumulated in the intercooler. So in went new pcv valve set up and Provent 200 catch can. No further problems 14months and counting. BMWs are maintenance heavy. But kinda worth it if you like a nice drive.

                            • harvey weinstein
                              harvey weinstein  6 days back

                              You don't want a diesel that has DEF, EGR, or DPF. There is reason truckers will pay extra for a new truck with a 20 year old rebuilt engine.

                              • Roger uk
                                Roger uk  7 days back

                                Money pit

                                • Kashyap Patel
                                  Kashyap Patel  7 days back

                                  Mercedes Diesels are much much better than BMWs

                                  • GamingWithPets101
                                    GamingWithPets101  1 weeks back

                                    I loved my y2k tdi beetle, but everything you said here is true. (thankfully I only payed 3900 and got 6 years out of it)
                                    Parts are super expensive, working on them is a PITA.
                                    He died back in may and I replaced him with a 2000 tacoma 4wd. (super well maintained, low miles)
                                    hoping to get him to 300k or more miles!

                                    • Luke Becker
                                      Luke Becker  1 weeks back

                                      My 1982 Diesel Cadillac has no problems after i rebuilt the engine the guy i got it from used a lot of eather on the engine to start it

                                      • Carlos Cedeño
                                        Carlos Cedeño  1 weeks back

                                        I recently buy a diesel poewered car ,now i am afraid

                                        • FireFox
                                          FireFox  1 weeks back

                                          Bet if Toyota would have released a diesel vesrion of 94s Cellica this video wouldnt exist

                                          • Qaz Aazx
                                            Qaz Aazx  1 weeks back

                                            i was always told diesel was for generators

                                            • booring2
                                              booring2  1 weeks back

                                              I'm driving 2.4 JTD Italian 5 cylinder diesel, and it's amazing

                                              • Not The Technician
                                                Not The Technician  1 weeks back

                                                Government is full of busy body morons who know mandating things benefits them and their job longevity and doesn't do a single thing to help anything.
                                                Twenty years ago in European countries they were touting diesels for many years about how economical they were and reliable. Due to EU governmental involvement and endless "green initiatives" claiming diesels were "better for the environment" and "polluted less" and had "less carbon dioxide emissions" driving a diesel was environmentally friendly.
                                                Bottom line is government meddles in places they don't belong to mandate things that don't help at all and they all keep their jobs because they're paid to be useless and meddling morons.


                                                Regardless of any governmental involvement diesels are absolutely necessary for over the road hauling.
                                                Over the road hauling has no other better alternative than diesel fuel.

                                                • Its Atekiar
                                                  Its Atekiar  1 weeks back

                                                  So this is a diesel car video, or a diesel suv video?

                                                  • Johan Sahlin
                                                    Johan Sahlin  1 weeks back

                                                    My BMW 1-series diesel gets almost Prius mileage. I believe a 116d would get mileage even like the latest Prius.

                                                    With US gas prices I would maybe drive petrol, but with European gas prices the difference is HUGE. Diesels are taxed higher in Sweden but are still way cheaper.

                                                    • George Austers
                                                      George Austers  1 weeks back

                                                      Just remove the emission control devices and you're good to go!

                                                      • praszu
                                                        praszu  1 weeks back

                                                        I'm in heaven - a car mechanic confirms my feelings about diesel cars !

                                                        • FamilyExplores
                                                          FamilyExplores  1 weeks back

                                                          i would take diesel over benzin anyday

                                                          • Doiteain
                                                            Doiteain  1 weeks back

                                                            Okay boomer

                                                            • BigBawz VR Racing
                                                              BigBawz VR Racing  1 weeks back

                                                              Gas and diesel prices go up and down depending on aviation fuel demand.

                                                              • Michael Hencher
                                                                Michael Hencher  1 weeks back

                                                                2004 Diesel S60 Volvo best car I’ve ever had. 100,000 miles is just getting broken in and never had a problem.

                                                                • Craig Weis
                                                                  Craig Weis  1 weeks back

                                                                  And Air Force guy/gal will tell ya ... "Resistance through Air Squares as Speed doubles" ... say it takes 4 hp to go 8 mph ... and it would take 16 hp to go 16 mph, ect.
                                                                  It is not possible to cheat Mother Nature. This is why EVERY stinking vehicle in the same class comes out of a wind tunnel looking all alike.
                                                                  I hate the government imposing their ridiculous standards for anything onto the general public and the products they buy. And why do we need a FEDERAL EPA when we already have 50 STATE EPA's~? WHY? WHY? Who gave these 'pencil necks' this much power? Are WE nuts~?

                                                                  • jmurray01
                                                                    jmurray01  1 weeks back

                                                                    I'll never give up my diesel until they make a gasoline equivalent that gets the same MPG and puts out as much torque.

                                                                    • Paul Thorwesten
                                                                      Paul Thorwesten  1 weeks back

                                                                      I love my M47 engine. No DPF, no problems.

                                                                      • Miles From Extraordinary

                                                                        I have a 2012 E70 BMW x5 35d Diesel like the one shown, with 97k miles. The only non-routine maintenance it has needed was a glow plug and glow plug driver, total cost was $325. I get an average of 22mpg and drive mostly city towing a trailer and have a rather heavy foot. On an 800 mile road trip with average speed of 85mph I got 25mpg.

                                                                        They do not smell like a Cummins or a 7.3. The fuel efficiency is far better than other vehicles in this performance category, like an Audi/VW etc, and they cost considerably less to buy than anything else I was shopping for. A similar mileage tahoe/suburban/pilot/highlander etc etc costs more than a diesel X5 to buy by at least 20%

                                                                        • Jesse Headman
                                                                          Jesse Headman  1 weeks back

                                                                          Who do I talk to about getting the 1 minute of my life I spent watching this? I hope it wasn't enough time spent watching that you actually generated revenue.

                                                                          • iulian olariu
                                                                            iulian olariu  1 weeks back

                                                                            I think is the people's choice what they want to drive and not to be dictated to them by dictators.

                                                                            • Throat Butter
                                                                              Throat Butter  1 weeks back

                                                                              Here where I live, we get the DPF and EGR mapped out of the ecu and take them out of the car, problems solved.

                                                                              • Winston Charleston
                                                                                Winston Charleston  1 weeks back

                                                                                Are you a mechanic? Or just ignorant? You said diesels have no fueling system, can you explain

                                                                                • hamster639
                                                                                  hamster639  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Scotty, in UK bmw dealers can sell dpf cleaner, you use a pressure machine to fill dpf. I don't know if USA dealers sell it but I highly recommend it, we save many dpfs with it

                                                                                  • fisheyebrick
                                                                                    fisheyebrick  1 weeks back

                                                                                    My Skoda Octavia 2013 runs on diesel and haves 800k miles on it and still runs like a dream
                                                                                    Maybe it's a bit loud but yeah I will try to get it to 1mil then scrap it

                                                                                    • Julio Bressan
                                                                                      Julio Bressan  1 weeks back

                                                                                      The plastic hose connectors, engine head cover and a lot of plastic pieces are sure a piece of crap, always cracking 👍👍

                                                                                      • DRiiFTdesignes
                                                                                        DRiiFTdesignes  1 weeks back

                                                                                        It's easy for you to say that diesel cars suck when in your country 1 liter of gas is around €O.50, and in europe it's €1.2 minimum. And our payments aren't good as in America...

                                                                                        • Jason Sejkora
                                                                                          Jason Sejkora  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Still gonna drive my 06 Jetta BRM till I hit a million miles... 51mpg plus way more fun to drive than a Prius... My 335d gets closer to 30ish.. once I tune it probably 40.. 18 is far lower than actual mpg. Hell the eco diesel in the ram 1500 gets 30 bone stock.
                                                                                          Lolz. Scotty, with respect.youre wrong.

                                                                                          • Stabbs _
                                                                                            Stabbs _  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Sorry, still going to use my -88 190D 2.0 diesel :)

                                                                                            • Ben Mrowka
                                                                                              Ben Mrowka  1 weeks back

                                                                                              In California diesel is cheaper than gas by 10 cents at most gas stations