Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:42 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Car Talk > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Gas or Diesel Cars? Back to Topics
BAZINGA213
Rookie Author
Dallas

Posts:1
Points:245
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:08:58 PM

I know this is probably a hot topic, but which will last longer and which costs less in the long run?
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
sagnat
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:1,916
Points:983,900
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:06:48 PM

Diesel answers both questions.
Vin63
Champion Author San Bernardino

Posts:2,956
Points:719,680
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:20:10 AM

Diesel in the "long run."
WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

Posts:11,482
Points:2,715,325
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 9:42:08 AM

I am a fan of Diesel.
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

Posts:3,983
Points:1,100,070
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:54:31 AM

Diesel baby!
DasAuto92
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:3,243
Points:204,345
Joined:Apr 2010
Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:16:31 AM

Diesel wird der Sieger sein
Norm1947
Champion Author Flint

Posts:11,869
Points:1,230,955
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:12:29 AM

gas
Moe86
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:15,726
Points:1,724,430
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 2:37:18 PM

Gas.
DHomz
All-Star Author Ontario

Posts:617
Points:117,845
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:22:31 PM

Diesel by far. Especially for commuting. Diesel fuel here in Canada is only slightly higher than regular gas whereas in the USA it seems to be 50 or 60 cents more per gallon which is crazy...but getting 700 miles (1100km) to 15 gallons of fuel is awesome. Oil change every 10,000 miles, even costing double that of a gas engine, still save money. I won't ever buy a gas powered car again after having my TDI Jetta.
Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:2,349
Points:511,165
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:52:09 PM

Gas
bearscharger
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:4,442
Points:1,043,115
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 6:13:10 PM

gas
OilOnTheCheap
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:6,085
Points:1,223,050
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:37:44 PM

Gasoline for me
Vin63
Champion Author San Bernardino

Posts:2,956
Points:719,680
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:05:58 AM

Diesel...haven't had a gasoline powered daily driver in more than a decade.
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

Posts:17,387
Points:2,144,865
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:53:16 AM

Gas for me. Don't drive the miles necessary for paying the diesel cost.
fkkf92
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:2,715
Points:3,269,410
Joined:Jan 2005
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:43:15 AM

gas
WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

Posts:11,482
Points:2,715,325
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:29:42 AM

Diesel is the way to go.
jessjames
Champion Author Huntsville

Posts:18,580
Points:4,081,560
Joined:Jun 2003
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:11:49 AM

Gas
fatfed
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:3,243
Points:551,715
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:05:55 AM

gas
Banjoe
Champion Author Winnipeg

Posts:9,279
Points:1,390,505
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:52:21 AM

Pretty complex calculation......

Diesel is much more expensive out of the box but generates savings with every mile driven.

Then there's also the increased value at trade in.

To get your particular costs in order, you need to know what the additional first cost is, the amount of mileage you will put on, and the trade in value at the end of your partnership. Crunch those numbers and you'll determine if diesel is a winner for you.
ReddevilNO
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:3,481
Points:600,090
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:47:07 AM

Mine uses gas. For me it's cheaper.
2Tall
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:19,712
Points:3,706,070
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:02:57 PM

gas
14smoke
Champion Author Birmingham

Posts:14,797
Points:2,267,740
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 3:22:11 PM

How long are you planning to keep the vehicle? Short term, gas will be cheaper. Long term vehicle, diesel.
kellyoneal
Champion Author Louisville

Posts:3,108
Points:1,368,260
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:29:42 PM

gas
retcap201
Champion Author Austin

Posts:6,758
Points:1,547,150
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:22:01 PM

diesel
Vin63
Champion Author San Bernardino

Posts:2,956
Points:719,680
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:15:51 PM

Generally, diesel...but, it depends on how long you plan to own the vehicle.
medic6133
Champion Author New York

Posts:4,739
Points:980,535
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:40:09 AM

Diesel
fitz47203
Rookie Author Indiana

Posts:37
Points:10,145
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:37:39 AM

diesel
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

Posts:17,387
Points:2,144,865
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:32:03 AM

Depends on how many miles you drive and the length of time you will keep the vehicle?
KentuckyWildcat
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:9,332
Points:2,219,355
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:07:28 AM

Diesel
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:18,039
Points:3,674,160
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:24:01 AM

Gasoline only, diesel fuel is $1.00 or more per gallon higher than regular gasoline, and gas will last as long as diesel if you maintain them properly.
jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:19,315
Points:4,109,295
Joined:Jun 2003
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:08:50 AM

Diesel, but the vehicle may disintegrate around it where I live with all the salt used on the roads in the Winter time.
OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:8,500
Points:1,999,995
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:04:30 AM

I suspect diesel -- but I'm partial to gas
nycztony85
Veteran Author New York

Posts:330
Points:46,630
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:02:14 PM

gas
roxanebay
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:1,014
Points:555,925
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:22:29 PM

I prefer Diesel and I know it lasts longer
Post a reply Back to Topics