Originally Posted by avanti
Another small step forward.
I agree. There will continue to be a need for diesel engines in large heavy-duty and commerical trucks until such time in the future that Tesla Semi's prove they can be a reasonable alternative. But in light-duty applications, that ship has sailed with many powerful V-6 & V-8 engines available that can do the job cleaner and just as well. Yes, gas engines won't get the diesel's mileage. But in terms of less polution, lower purchase cost, and cheaper lifetime maintenace will fit 99% of the diesel applications for a similar cost.
My opinion (above) is not intended to dengrate diesel or start a new diesel vs gas war.
But instead, relates strictly to the light-duty trucks like the F-150 which is the topic of this thread.