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I don't know about the Frontier but i read somewhere that the Titan might be getting one for 07
 

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Don't hate me, but I have a diesel 6spd dual cab on order!.... can't wait to get it! :D

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PS- the joys of living in Australia are many- this is just one! :D:D
 

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You'll have to post some pics of that bad boy when you get it.And include some pics of the motor. Does it have an intercooler? Top/front mounted cooler?:D
 

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yeah I sure will!!. Hopefully I get my delivery date in the next few days!. I'm hoping mid April. (gives me time to sell the old workhorse)

intercooler is front mount.. .

based on my test drive I'd have to say there is a little lag low down, but it gets up and boogies all the way to close to 4500 rpm!.... and the mid range pull when rolling is great..

I spoke to my mum's partner last night (he's in the UK) he just test drove the new Honda Civic td, (the splinky Euro version) and he reckoned from about 30 mph to 95 mph it was as quick as his early 90's 911... :eek:!

go the diesel action!


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OK, I can see a diesel for torque, but as an all around engine, no. Here in California, diesel costs more than premium unleaded. Sometimes 30 cents more per gallon.

Will a diesel get that much better gas mileage than a gas engine to justify it??
 

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outlnder said:
OK, I can see a diesel for torque, but as an all around engine, no. Here in California, diesel costs more than premium unleaded. Sometimes 30 cents more per gallon.

Will a diesel get that much better gas mileage than a gas engine to justify it??
My 2005 VW Jetta turbo diesel is getting 38 mpg city 44 hwy.
 

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here as well diesel is slightly more expensive that premiium fuel -about 5-10 cents/litre( so about 18-37 c/ US gallon. The fuel consumption difference should be about 40-50 % at least in something like the frontier.. I expect based on road tests of local cars to get an easy 22 mpg in the city, probably more and up to 28 + on the open road. My current 3.8 litre petrol workhorse (which is approx 1200 lbs lighter than the Frontier) gets around 18 mpg around town, and 26 on the open road.

When towing a heavy load (currently looking at towing approx 2200 kg (4800 lbs) plus passengers plus 400 lbs in the back) my current workhorse get around 10-11 mpg, and really struggles with it!. I expect the fronter to be something like 15 mpg and be a far better things up the hills. I expect it'll save me approx. 52 AUD per trip away with the trailer, and about 10 AUD a week otherwise, so perhaps 1000 AUD a year over what I have now ( about $2.50 US! :D!!!) or about $1500 AUD (3.75 USD!) a year over a petrol Frontier

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