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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    It's too bad they couldn't build a modern diesel engine version of what they had in the early-mid 80's as an option for the Chevette. But nowadays diesels have to have that clustered up DPF crap that I want nothing to do with.

    I read somewhere that Chrysler is working on a small truck. A lot smaller than a Ranger. Kind of a modern version of their old ... what was that little truck thing ... a Rampage. Make it a small displacement 3 cylinder turbo-diesel, and I might chance dealing with DPF.
    I've owned a Chevette diesel (and every other small 80s diesel except a Mitsu Mighty Max/Dodge D50) and the problem with the Chevette is that they should have just used the same 2.2 the Luv and Pup used. The 1.8 is just a dog. However the 2.2 is surprisingly peppy and totally adequate. Plus it would have cut down on dealership woes and parts and yadda yadda

    On the other point, I haven't heard about a new Rampage, but I would be interested... especially if there is still any Attrage partnership from Mexico left.... as many of us have stated on this very forum, just give me a UTE version of the Mirage and I will be super happy. I would be just as happy by an Attrage (Rampage) Ute.


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    If a new Rampage were in the works (I hear it is, but that doesn't make it Gospel), and if it were done right (which it won't be), they couldn't build enough of them, quick enough.

    I can't say I'd even agree to a diesel powerplant if I were the chief engineer. That DPF system is just always going to be an issue, and drive a customer crazy. And I don't think they could get away with a 3-tapper if it is going to be a little truckster. Not enough power for anyone who might tow something. It would have to be a 4-banger or turbo 3-tapper. I don't know. But the world sucks right now for diesel engines.


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