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Posted August 2 2013 11:06 AM by Truck Trend 
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lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

For me, diesels would have to offer much better mpg difference to pay the extra $15-20 or so it cost to fill up, plus the initial purchase price of diesels which can be a few thousand more.  I wouldn't worry about the noisy diesel but the costs might be prohibitive.  In Europe, gas prices are high so diesel is a good deal.  Here, gas prices are dirt cheap compared to Europe and Canada.

BrunoTata
BrunoTata

@lasvegascolonel So you have a 50 gallon fuel tank?  Gas Buddy shows a .35 price difference in regular and diesel in Las Vegas.    


It's simple. It's a 10% price premium, more or less.  In day to day use the diesel gets 40% better fuel economy than the gas engine, and when towing probably over 50%.   


Then, when you go to sell your truck, your diesel brings about $3 grand more than the gas engine  verson, recouping your initial investment.  You save about $3,000 in fuel over 5 years, even with the diesel price premium.  Which is pure money in your pocket.   This equation only gets better if you tow a lot. 

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