Monday, March 09, 2009

Diesel Cars - Time To Buy A Diesel Car?

Diesel cars... has their time come? The gasoline prices of last summer are still fresh in the mind of many consumers around the nation and many potential buyers are finding themselves wondering what the green fuel-efficient alternatives are out there.

Is It Time To Buy A Diesel Car? Gas-electric hybrids have received a large amount of attention recently; but a diesel powered car may be a good alternative for now. Maybe a VW, BMW, Renault or even a Turbo Mercedes Diesel?

Diesel autos have gained a lot of popularity around the world. They account for approximately 50% of new cars in Europe. However, U.S. car shoppers have been slow to gain interest. Even though fuel mileage levels can be around 40% higher with diesels than gas powered cars, diesels only account for 2% of the new cars in the U.S.

You need to know that there is a whole new generation of diesel powered vehicles on the market that are quiet, clean, and much more performance than in the past. For example, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan will prove that this recent diesel technology can be luxurious in addition to giving you 37-mpg.

So rest assured, that the new diesel cars have come a long way and are becoming a real option for more and more drivers. Especially now with more and more models for consumers to choose from. Of course, once you purchase one, think about protecting your investment with an extended warranty in order to avoid budget busting repair costs.