Your post really made me laugh... Do you really think Diesel engines are better than petrol? common think once again... Honda did not spend its time producing Diesel engines because it was busy working on Hybrid technology that will keep our environment clean..Accord engine was produced for the American market as they wanted to really see if Honda can produce diesel.. But now if you look at the market, everyone is after hybrid technology...
Honda Produced the latest not-so-stinky diesel engine. By 2009, Honda plans to sell "clean diesels" in the U.S. These cars will likely go some 30% farther per gallon than gasoline models. The 2.2CTDi diesel-powered Honda Civic, sold now in Britain, delivers 43 miles per gallon in town and 55.4 mpg in combined city-highway driving.
Its only in pakistan that we really love to buy Diesel engines because Diesel use to be cheap but not any longer... Majority of 4x4's used in the world are petrol engines.. its only for the asian market that diesel was launched by Corolla, the reason was as stated above, diesel was then cheap.. but now majority of people are shifting back to petrol engines as there is no much difference.. lolzzzz... Corolla makes people jump here and there while honda sticks to one technology and works harder on it to make it safe and reliable... my brother, ask any one on this forum, even a 20 years old Honda engine will not make a noise as a new corolla engine does..
I wish you can sit in the new city, start the car and hear the engine sound on idle, it feels as if the car is not start... What ever you say cannot be justified because you dont write on logical bases..