Deisels are powerful, get great mileage, and durable. but I would hate to buy one thinking I'll save money on fuel and see the price jump like last summer.
Their price debat isn't really sound. 23k in europe is not the same as 23k here, beside converstions, cars are cheaper here b/c of less taxes and such. The other thing, we are getting a Gold TDI, just not with awd...why anyone would want an awd diesel car idk, you want to save money and get better gas mileage not make it worse with more weight.http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1022304_driven-2009-ford-fiesta-econetic-diesel
Good read on the Fuel economy and drive feel of the Fiesta compared to the others in it's class. And on the probably not going to happen ECOnetic Engine.