Diesel Car Popularity Rising Among Summit City Drivers

By Scott Sarvay

April 13, 2011 Updated Apr 13, 2011 at 4:50 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - To combat high gas prices Americans are turning more and more to diesel cars.

Vorderman Volkswagen says diesel cars now make up 60 percent of their new car sales.

Modern diesels are as quiet and as clean as gas engines. Diesel is a little more expensive than gasoline, but experts say better fuel economy still makes diesels a better buy.

Matt Comment of Vorderman Motor Werks says, “These cars are rated at 45 miles-per-gallon. We have customers all the time coming in and telling us they get 55-57 miles-per-gallon and that certainly offsets the difference between the two.”

Next year Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz will increase the number of models available with diesel engines.

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