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Diesel Smart?

Ever coming to USA? When?
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We had it in Canada between 2005 and 2007. Since, its only the gas engine. I personnaly dont think they will import the diesel again for north america.

We like diesel here but not apparently into USA.

BTW: in winter, the diesel is colder inside the cabin and less powerful for highways, etc.

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Whats the difference between diesel engine and regular gas.

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Whats the difference between diesel engine and regular gas.
OK... so this question is a year old but really... This is like asking what is the difference between peanut butter and Jelly
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i would prefer a CDI for sure over a regular gas one. i know lots of people that would agree. they were in Canada and were popular. but in North America lots of the CDI's aren't sold. my friends mother wanted a CDI 2009 E class wagon but it wasn't available do to some laws or something. such a shame since the CDI is better in some cars.

oops just saw the date of this! sorry for bring it back.

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OK... so this question is a year old but really... This is like asking what is the difference between peanut butter and Jelly
No, it is more like Jelly and kilebasa.
When you work hard, you can get lot of work done eating kielbasa.
Not so when you support your body with Jelly.
When Hummers got on private marked, they got gasoline engines as military diesel was not too powerful.
Than some fans took them to Baja, Mexico for desert racing and the cars did not make it to first fueling station.
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My reply 18 months ago still seats on top of the page.
Not much traffic here.
But here is another try.
I am considering buying diesel Smart from Canada.
Before calling DMV, anybody has experience with registering diesel in California, or at least in USA?
Also how do you value those cars?
No KBB, nor edmunds have Smarts in the menu.


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I saw one here in Southern California. Seems like the person finally gave it up....

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Some follow up on the research I did couple years ago on buying diesel to CA.
It turn out pretty much doable as I've got letter from MB of Canada that the car confirms to USA federal laws and the only issue was recalibration kph to mph.
But I was trying to buy the car from Canadian who was vacationing in US with his motorhome and by the time he was on his way back to Ontario.
Still process is not fully guarantee till you do it as you have to deal with 3 government agencies who each have their own rules and don't communicate with each other.
Now I bought E250 Bluetec who delivers 60 mpg on highway or close to 40 mpg in the city, so buing Smart for fuel saving lost its edge.


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Kajtek1, if your E-Class Diesel is getting 60 MPGs, imagine what a tiny smart diesel will do! Sorry to read you werenít able to snag it!!!
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