Finding a Diesel Vehicle

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It can be hard to find a diesel vehicle now that biodiesel is available. Many new diesels are expected to hit the market in 2013 or 2014. Until then, you are stuck with just a few models to choose from if you aren’t looking for a truck. Most of these will be used vehicles. You may have to drive a good distance to find a deal on a diesel.

Local Used Vehicle Resources

Iwanna.com
This is probably your best resource is you live in western NC. You can buy this paper all over town. The online version allows you to buy the iwanna for other regions within a quick drive to Asheville, such as Hickory and Greenville.

Piedmont Biofuels mailing list
Vehicles are posted through email periodically. This forum will definitely fill your inbox with lots of biofuels related information.

Regional papers can be a great source:

Mountain Express
Asheville Citizen Times

National Used Vehicle Resource

eBay Motors
A good place to look. Like AutoTrader it has search functions that make it easy to look for diesel vehicles although you might pay through the nose.
Ebay can be a great place to purchase a vehicle. Be sure to check the sellers feedback to make sure they are reputable. Most auctions don’t require you to pay for the whole vehicle. Generally, a deposit is paid to hold the vehicle until you can inspect it yourself.

www.cars.com
Excellent resource for vehicles all over the country. Be a smart purchaser and never pay for a car until you see it and have the title in your hand.

www.autotrader.com
Excellent resource for vehicles all over the country. Be a smart purchaser and never pay for a car until you see it and have the title in your hand.

Kelley Blue Book
Excellent resource for vehicles all over the country. This site also allows you to look up the value of a vehicle. Remember, diesel vehicles are often more valuable than the Blue Book Value will predict due to an underground demand for diesel vehicles due to biodiesel and veggie oil fuel. Be a smart purchaser and never pay for a car until you see it and have the title in your hand.

Foreign accents
Repair shop in Greensboro.

Craigslist
Go to the city that you’re in, go to cars & trucks, then enter diesel as a search word. Comes up with plenty of things.

Fred’s TDI Club
A good site dedicated to Volkswagen TDI’s.

Cars Direct
Okay for searching because they don’t allow for fuel distinction and you can only search for vehicles up to 200 miles from any zip code.

Greasecar classifieds
Lists 1 or 2 used diesel’s per day.

Mercedes Shop
Check the “for sale” section and the regular diesel discussion board because they both contain cars and equipment for sale.

The Diesel Stop
A decent place to find full sized diesel trucks and vans.

European Motorsport
A source for BRAND NEW complete VW TDI engines.

Skoolie
A good place to look for used diesel school buses.

BuySell.com
A Canadian site with a search for diesels and will give you a breakdown of vehicle types. Evidently, they have tons of Toyota pickups as well as other makes, and many Landcruisers. The Landies are listed under “import SUV.”

Car Soup
A compilation of many dealers listing their vehicles, but sometimes you’ll find a good deal from a private party. Includes a lot of refined search options such as price, fuel, distance.

Hand Picked Trucks
Grehlinger specializes in used diesel pick up trucks, usually finding what a customer needs at a dealer “out west” and “bringing it back alive.”

Email Chris Farnham at VW of Langhorne, Pennsylvania for used diesel vehicles.

This list compiled from the InfoPop Biodiesel Forum.

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