quote: Modern diesels in particular, get much better real-world numbers than what the EPA sticker states.
quote: The fact is, that Europe "gets" diesels, and understands that they must be tested differently - both in terms of emissions, and fuel economy - from gasoline cars, if you are to obtain accurate numbers.
quote: If you drive the car 100k miles in its lifetime, going from 50 mpg to 300 mpg will save you about $6500 (assuming around $4/gal)
quote: - Going from a SUV which gets 14 mpg to a 25 mpg sedan will save you about $12,600.
quote: 100k miles, I do that in like two years. Average/nominal.
quote: Cost difference = $740.74-$7407 = $6666.67/year
quote: If I keep the car for ten years, I would have saved $66,666.67 over its lifetime.
quote: who the hell drives 100k miles in the lifetime of the vehicle?