quote: Diesels also have less parts to break and and maintain.
quote: Come on, you are just teasing him. He's talking about spark plugs, ignition coils, and spark plug wires. Those are countered in a diesel by glow plugs, DPF, and urea solution. Any dually meant to pull horse trailers or boats is going to be less frugal than a petrol model. A Jetta 2.5 or 2.0 is going to be less frugal than the TDI model. Same for the Passat and apparently for the E250.
quote: I guess I just can't argue with someone who thinks a jetta 2.5 is going to be less frugal the TDI model. Logic just went out the window there.
quote: I think most people assume diesels cost less to own, but they trade that off with convenience, noise, smell, and power.