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The Freep might have missed the story from October, in which it was reported that the Honda diesel was having trouble meeting strict emissions targets. Honda had initial plans for a four-cylinder diesel in the Acura TSX and planned to roll out more oil-burning models in its flagship brand as fuel prices surged.
Diesel prices have remained high--but gas prices are averaging around $1.75 a gallon nationwide.
While Honda dithers over diesels, Nissan is sticking by plans to stick a diesel in the Maxima sedan in 2010, the Freep adds.