What is Mexico's fault is restricting their citizens' ability to defend themselves from criminals while also having a corrupt and ineffective police force. Fortunately, some politicians and citizens are trying to change that. http://www.vice.com/video/the-...
Back in the day, I had a Dodge 2500 pickup that I did fence construction with. I would load that thing up to the point I was occasionally blowing out 16.5in load range D tires on the highway. It had a 318 gasoline engine. This was in the Pittsburgh areas with many long hills. My parents had a 18 foot RV with a 318 gasoline engine. It worked fine even pulling a small trailer in various areas of the Appalachians. I am not a Dodge fan, these are just examples, I am sure the equivalent Chevy 350 and Ford 302/351 was equivalent at the time. They worked fine. Would a diesel be better? Maybe, maybe not. Todays gasoline truck engines have more HP and in some cases more torque
My parents had a trailer probably similar to yours'. They went on a trip one year with some other relatives one year. Both groups had Dodge Ram pickups of similar model year (another uncle worked for Dodge so they could in on the employee discount) pulling similar RVs. My dad's pickup with a Cummins diesel only needed to stop about 1/2 as much as the other pickup with the gasoline engine. So, yes, a gasoline engine does work fine, but it will consume more fuel doing the same job as a diesel.
That would essentially put them out of business in the US. But VW has a puny market share in the US, when compared to other foreign auto producers in the VW or Audi price range. So the government in the US is probably thinking of what the collateral damage would be for VW car dealerships, independent mechanics, etc.
VW also manufactures vehicles in the US, so if they were to go out of business in the US, that plant would have to close.
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