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BAZINGA213
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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?
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:06:48 PM

Diesel answers both questions.
Vin63
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:20:10 AM

Diesel in the "long run."
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 9:42:08 AM

I am a fan of Diesel.
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:54:31 AM

Diesel baby!
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:16:31 AM

Diesel wird der Sieger sein
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:12:29 AM

gas
Moe86
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 2:37:18 PM

Gas.
DHomz
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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
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:52:09 PM

Gas
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 6:13:10 PM

gas
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:37:44 PM

Gasoline for me
Vin63
Champion Author San Bernardino

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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

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:53:16 AM

Gas for me. Don't drive the miles necessary for paying the diesel cost.
fkkf92
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:43:15 AM

gas
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:29:42 AM

Diesel is the way to go.
jessjames
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:11:49 AM

Gas
fatfed
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:05:55 AM

gas
Banjoe
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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
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:47:07 AM

Mine uses gas. For me it's cheaper.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:02:57 PM

gas
14smoke
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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
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:29:42 PM

gas
retcap201
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:22:01 PM

diesel
Vin63
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:15:51 PM

Generally, diesel...but, it depends on how long you plan to own the vehicle.
medic6133
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:40:09 AM

Diesel
fitz47203
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:37:39 AM

diesel
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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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
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:07:28 AM

Diesel
MertieMan
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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
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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
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:04:30 AM

I suspect diesel -- but I'm partial to gas
nycztony85
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:02:14 PM

gas
roxanebay
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:22:29 PM

I prefer Diesel and I know it lasts longer
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