Originally Posted by ClarkKent
Thanks. The decision's between the CRD and the Hemi at this point. The MPG numbers Milous posted today make it seem like a $500 annual gas savings to go with the CRD, which would lead me to think it's not worth the wait and possibly higher engine noise/smell.
I'm leaning more and more toward the Hemi. Maybe I'll catch the diesel train on my next go-round. I find it helpful to remember that this isn't the last car I'll ever buy
I just crunched the numbers as well.... assuming 17 combined mpg for the HEMI and 24 for the CRD, and assuming 15,000 miles driven per year, it calculated out to:
$468 more per year for HEMI vs. CRD
Alot of people are saying 2k-3k additional cost for the CRD over the HEMI, so assuming that, it will take approx 65k-95k miles to break even.
Although I have a hunch the cost of HEMI vs. CRD might be the same.... MILOUS?
Personally, I was pretty set on getting the CRD, but after reviewing things some more, I'm not so sure... if you add in the additional diesel costs, the yearly difference is going to be quite minimal, and realistically it will probably take well over 100k miles to break even... probably closer to 150k. Chances are I will have upgraded by then anyways.
I think some others leaning CRD might start to reconsider as well, especially considering the longer wait to obtain a CRD.