To the Editor:
I OWN A Volkswagen Golf TDI, and I live in America. As one who benefits from the advantages of diesel, I disagree with Keith Crain.
He said: "Diesel fuel costs more than gasoline." In Maryland, the cost of diesel fuel is between that of unleaded and premium, depending on diesel grade.
He opined that "the downside of fewer fuel stations overshadows the improved fuel economy." I never have trouble finding fuel.
Crain scoffed at "the idea that millions of Americans are waiting for diesel engines in their passenger cars." According to a J.D. Power and Associates report, 22 percent of survey respondents say they "definitely will" look at clean diesel for their next car.
Americans ARE ready for diesel in ALL forms of personal transportation. Unfortunately, they are misinformed of the advantages because people like Crain fill their heads with nonsense.