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Diesel Cars: Economical, But Can They Ever Be Desirable?:

Diesel Cars: Economical, But Can They Ever Be Desirable?:

While they've furthered agriculture to the benefit of the greater good, their use of torquey, grumbling diesel engines has subsequently afflicted every road-going diesel with the description "it sounds like a tractor". Except that unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last two decades, that's no longer the case. Diesels these days are damn good. But can they ever be truly desirable - even sexy? It's a question we've pondered after driving two of the more desirable vehicles on the road, powered by diesel engines. One was the Jaguar XF 2.2D , which has fewer cylinders and runs on the "wrong" fuel compared to traditional Jaguars, and the other was the 2012 Range Rover Evoque, a design icon already and powered by the same 2.2-liter turbodiesel powerplant. We drove both in the U.K, but neither diesel is earmarked for the U.S. Both are exceedingly desirable cars, with s...

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