How Buying a Diesel Vehicle Can Save You Money

Discussion in 'Diesel powered automobiles' started by JohnM, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. JohnM

    JohnM Well-Known Member

    If you’re the type of driver who holds onto a car for the long haul — three to five years, or longer — you’d be doing yourself a great disservice by not looking into a vehicle with a diesel powertrain. Though you might experience a slight sting at the pump with each fill, recent studies have indicated that long-term costs of ownership for oil-burners trounce a comparable gasoline vehicle.
  2. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    I still have my 1981 Buick, but I'm glad its not a diesel because the early 80's GM diesels for passenger cars were junk.
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi John:

    In most states in the country, diesel costs less than gasoline. At least in the summer months. In California, it is as as much as $1.00 less per gallon.

    On the efficiency front? Multiple World Records cannot be wrong?

    Resale. Again TDIs own it.

  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    When I was filling up Saturday , diesel was 2.709 vs 2.719 for petrol.

    Another great thing about TDI's ( meaning VW and Audi) : they will NEVER rust. That's a bold statement , and I've been known to exaggerate. But try to find one less than 20 years old with rust. I dare you.

    And that can make it more likely that the car will be repaired and driven for a long time.

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