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Old 04-16-2014, 05:50 PM
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Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

LOL. Anyway, there is really no much to convince. As previous replies have stated, you have to test drive them all and decide. If all products were developed just to be adequate enough, we would be living in a very boring world.
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Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

Drive an SFU then decide if it's worth $.01/mile or not. Which ever you choose, as long as you're happy is what matters. One negative on the diesel is that it is so quiet and so smooth you will quickly be breaking every speed limit in the country if you don't watch it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:17 PM
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Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

Diesel is only 30 cent more than 87 octane gas in Colorado at this time, I drive over Eisenhower and Vail pass weekly which is 10,000 feet above sea level so torque is good, 35 mpg highway from Golden to DIA and 24 mpg in town, tow a boy scout trailer several times a year and I cannot lie the smile factor also played apart. My wife has a 2012 GC Laredo 3.6 with 5 speed and the get up and go between the two is very different….diesel wins again.

This is why I bought a diesel.
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Diesel is now the same price as regular unleaded where I live. I think it's been at least 2 or 3 years since that happened.
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Diesel is only 30 cent more than 87 octane gas in Colorado at this time
Same here in my area.
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Diesel is now the same price as regular unleaded where I live. I think it's been at least 2 or 3 years since that happened.
It was painful when gas prices were $3.10-3.15 and diesel was $3.99. Now gas is $3.65-$3.75 and diesel is $3.80-$3.85.

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Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

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While I know that the mileage in the diesel is better, spending an extra $5000. and then 80-90 cents per gallon extra just to get 4 mpg is ridiculous imho.
It's not $5000 more, it's $4300 more. FWIW, the cost of diesel where I live is $3.99 per gallon compared with $4.49 for super that I have to use in my BMW. The torque from such a relatively small displacement engine is incredible. Now that we have close to 4000 miles on ours, the response from a stop is great. It will even easily spin the tires which I didn't expect! It's no SRT, but it's quick for a behemoth and we're averaging 23.4 MPG in mixed driving. That's why you want a diesel!
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Not to mention that Diesel Buyers usually get around 80% of the premium back that they paid in the resale of that vehicle up to 10 years down the road.
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Don't say too much, before you know it everyone will want a CRD and you know what happens to the second hand car market when there's a lot of supply....
Ya we used to say that when they came out with the new Duramax Diesel Pickup here... now you go hunting for a 2005 Duramax with 125k miles (200,000km) it is fetching $7000-$8000.00 more than the comparable 6.0 Gas engine. Also as many as they sold, they are hard to get your hands on and in good condition.

I am sure there will be more GCs around but when the US wakes up to the advantages of diesel, used demand will jump too (you guys of course already get it).
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It's not $5000 more, it's $4300 more. FWIW, the cost of diesel where I live is $3.99 per gallon compared with $4.49 for super that I have to use in my BMW. The torque from such a relatively small displacement engine is incredible. Now that we have close to 4000 miles on ours, the response from a stop is great. It will even easily spin the tires which I didn't expect! It's no SRT, but it's quick for a behemoth and we're averaging 23.4 MPG in mixed driving. That's why you want a diesel!

Glad you are enjoying it. However, $4300, or $5000, then add the 85-90 cent per gallon difference in my area is very hard to justify IMHO. Then you have to add in the additional high maintenance costs, it's just not for me.
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