Originally Posted by redsoxx1918
I think you're missing the point. Everyone wants good mileage. But there is no real savings. The diesel will cost more......here in the US, at least my part of the US, diesel fuel is more expensive. If I get better mileage but pay more for it, what's the use?
If a diesel is not for you, why are you posting about it?
For me, you have a couple options:
: Estimated Fuel use (in Seattle at 15k miles per year) - $2,308.25
: No premium price point for the engine (Standard on all models except SRT), lowest operating costs of all the engines (maintenance), good fuel economy.
: Slowest of all the engines (off the line), smallest amount of torque, and thusly, not as much towing capacity, will rev high in mountain passes.
: Estimated Fuel use (in Seattle at 15k miles per year) - $2,772.59
: Good for every day use in town, nothing special needed, great towing capacity (equivilant to the diesel), quick off the line, decent fuel econ.
: Not as much torque as the Diesel, thusly not as good for towing, and will rev high in mountain passes, significantly lower fuel econ then the diesel, premium price point for the engine.
: Estimated Fuel use (in Seattle at 15k miles per year) - $2,472.46
: Good fuel economy, excellant towing, slightly slower in 0-60 then the Hemi
: Fuel cost is higher then normal petrol, maintenance has a higher cost, requires special additives, premium price point for the engine.
So... really, it's all personal choice. I don't begrudge anyone for picking one engine versus the other. It's what you want in your rig because it suits your lifestyle and tastes.