quote: Here in CA, it's a measly 3-5% more for Diesel.
quote: LoL...where are you getting your statistic or figures from??
quote: Upfront they are slightly more expensive mainly due to the fact that they last 3 times longer
quote: Also they don't weigh any noticeable amount more then a regular gas vehicle.
quote: Your knowledge on diesel is like 30 years old...and even then is strictly in dealing with American manufacturers version not European.
quote: It was a corporate small block V8 converted to diesel.
quote: I'd worked on a few.
quote: Wow. You have obviously not been keeping up with current automotive tech/trends.
quote: Weight of the engine is not the issue it once was.
quote: You are correct in most of your points
quote: It already is a huge percentage of sales in the EU and other regions where fuel prices are relatively high
quote: Diesel tech is here now and antiquated perceptions such as yours are becoming the minority.
quote: The diesel/gasoline consumption is already balanced. That's what markets do.
quote: That means most cars are lasting 200,000 or so miles on average. Which means that over a lifetime at ~3.54 dollars a gallon that a new "standard" 25,000 USD 25 MPG car will cost more than 28,000 in fuel.
quote: I can't remember the last time I saw diesel priced cheaper than gas.
quote: Mazda thinks that the engine will help it stand out among the hybrids.