Originally Posted by silvermax04
That's great if you are getting it for that price that's when you will really start to see appreciable differences in fuel cost. nationally the gap has closed a little I think nationally diesel was around 45 cents more last I checked. its very specific to your area though so you always have to factor that in if you are concerned and comparing fuel costs. for me diesel usually runs near a dollar more so there is no appreciable financial case for the diesel here you are buying it because you want it for other reasons. it is something to check the history of for your area when you are buying though, diesel set to the same price as gas is when those higher mpg on the diesel will have some financial meaning.
Yeah, I actually searched a few other parts of the country after posting that and definitely saw that California was not the norm. Which is not surprising knowing how much they tax our gas here. It seems to me (even though I never really paid attention to diesel prices before I got one) that the diesel prices here in CA are way more stable than gas prices (which seem to fluctuate all the time). Especially when it comes to the summer prices, where I expect to see gas go up at the very least $0.50/gal (probably more like $1.00/gal) and I expect diesel will only go up a little during the same time period. I guess California is one of the few places you may actually recoup the extra upfront cost of the diesel fairly quickly.