Started by TJ Hopland, February 21, 2013, 12:07:26 PM
Quote from: TJ Hopland on February 21, 2013, 12:07:26 PMI really liked the quote in there about the 8-6-4 "it was a good idea in search of an engine management system of the future".
Quote from: ericdev on February 21, 2013, 12:57:33 PMThe first time I ever heard the diesel comparing favorably with anything. Ha!
Quote from: Big Apple Caddy on February 21, 2013, 03:40:02 PMI am always amused to look back at how GM promoted the impressive resale value of their Diesel equipped cars even as late as 1982 or so. Sadly, how incredibly wrong that turned out to be starting just a few years later. You could eventually pick up a Diesel Cadillac, Oldsmobile, etc. for a song compared to equivalent gas engine models.It's too bad Diesels didn't work out better for GM back then.
Quote from: TJ Hopland on February 21, 2013, 10:15:34 PMDid you try the 81 Seville video? Considering the standard engine was the diesel they seemed to spend half the video talking about the MPG sentinel that was only available on one of the engine options. They were sure proud of that feature. I guess it was kinda neat and I think it was a while (10+ years?) before others started doing that?
Quote from: ericdev on February 22, 2013, 11:57:58 AMYou've got that right. Up until '81 or '82, used car value guides claimed Add Diesel $500. A year later it became Deduct Diesel -$500. A year or so after that, Deduct 50% Trd-in Value for Diesel.Conversely today, diesels often command more than 4100s or as least as much- from what I've observed. Extreme rarity + overseas demand (where diesel is more commonplace and taxed lower than gas) likely factor into it.
Quote from: waterzap on February 22, 2013, 10:08:52 PMWant to get myself a litte Cimarron right now
Quote from: TJ Hopland on February 23, 2013, 11:35:22 AMMaybe he needs a dinghy for the 'mother ship'? Might as well go ashore in style.
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