Survey: Would You Buy a Diesel?

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When the Smart Car came to the States, Canadians were furious because they discontinued the diesel version in favour of the Americanized gas engine. Now Ford is selling a diesel in Europe that gets 63 MPG but is not selling it on this side of the Atlantic, possibly because of diesel's "unpopularity with the general public, who associate it with loud, smelly trucks." Is this still true?