I have one of the last great big mutherfucking diesel engines made...7.3l turbo, its in an E350 van 18 mpg on highway. 100k miles, not even broken in yet.
I just had to renew the reg and lo and behold...the state wants a smog check....so in addition to the 280$ i owe for the reg, i get to roll coal down to the local, foreign owned 76 station and get it done....
Turns out the 'test' is nothing more than me handing the guy the barcode on the reg sheet, him plugging in a OBD reader to look for the obligitory "check engine light" code.
Watched him pass the van in every detail manualy with the mouse clicker, no emissions test, no snap test, no shit.
I will drive the diesel until It or I die.
Fuck all of the hybrid/green shit, ever see a battery recycling plant?
And don't let me catch any of you fags in the fast lane.....nerf-age!