Originally Posted by sgoldste01
OK, sounds good. 42 MPG combined is what I was seeing in my 2010 VW TDI during the summer months. With the winter fuel blend and cold winter temperatures, my combined average would fall to approximately 36 MPG.
I like my Impreza a lot, but I'd love it if it had a diesel engine and 6MT tranny. Golly, the thought sends shivers up and down my spine.
I still don't know where Solistik got his numbers. I'm not aware of any diesel engine that can provide 50 MPG combined while also delivering 350 ft-lb of torque. That's an engine that would make me swoon. Sounds like a fantasy to me, at least with today's technology. Maybe that will be possible in 5 or 10 years....
Best case would be some sort or performance diesel hybrid to get that power/economy balance. Don't think one exists today, though