I'm confused why the most poluting country in the world doesn't have diesels?? And why "everybody" drives huge SUV's and Pickups..
Over to my experience with Diesels-- Never been a huge fan, until the start of the new millenium.. Then it was a big revolution, and the common rail Diesel was out..
I've done quite a lot of rallying and rallcross driving with different cars, and I remember the first time I drove a "fast" Diesel.. It was a 2002 Mercedes 320cdi.. I remember that i wanted that torque in my WRX STI type RA racecar..
Today I drive a 320d with a new engine program(215hp, 450NM) And it just fantastic! Never raced it but I had a E46 325i on my tail once, and he had no chance..
Only downside is the sound outside the car...
But I can live with that..