When times are tough, look to the diesel. Right now, our most promising compression-spark alternative is the Track T-800CDI, built in the Netherlands by EVA Products. The rangy-looking, shaft-drive, adventure-tourer is powered by the same 800cc three-cylinder Daimler-Benz diesel used in the Smart ForTwo car, as well as various marine applications. Turbocharged and intercooled, the common-rail direct-injection engine weighs just 99 pounds. In this application it delivers an alleged 48 horsepower to the rear wheel at 2750 rpm, plus 88.5 lb.-ft. of torque between 850 rpm and 4250 rpm via EVA's own CVT transmission and shaft final-drive. EVA Products is about to start manufacture of the Track at a retail price of Euro 17,500 ($24,832).