I fix Mercedes-Benz cars and have worked at several dealerships. They all have one stinking thing in common: dirty, smelly, smoking diesels coming in and out of the shop.
I am sick and tired of going home at night and blowing my nose to find a napkin full of black soot. Did you ever walk down the street near a diesel truck when it pulls away from a stop sign or light?
Engineers tell me the "new-generation" diesels burn so clean, but I'll tell you this from firsthand experience: After 20,000 to 30,000 miles, the intake and exhaust systems on those vehicles get clogged solid with deadly soot, and they smoke just as badly as the old-generation diesels, just like the ones that killed the Black Forest in Germany.
Instead of saving the American public a buck or two on fuel bills, how about saving our lungs and our lives?