Dec 04, 2013
I do, here's why: From what I've read the diesel like the hybrid has a performance improvement of approximately 25% over vehicles using regular gas. When factoring in vehicles requiring premium the margin widens. When you take into account the fact that the markup for a hybrid can be $6000 - $8000 and the markup on a diesel is only about $1500 I find the advantage goes to the diesel. Also the trade in value of the hybrid is extremely poor compared to that of standard vehicles while the trade in value of the diesel vehicle is greater than that of conventional vehicles, not to mention the fact that diesels are known to operate for hundreds of thousands of miles, (I’m one of those people that drives a vehicle until there is nothing left).
Remember diesel engines are what power all of our nation’s big trucks and buses. My tank when I was in the Marine Corps was powered be diesel. So yes I’m very happy to go back to diesel.
Finally routine engine maintenance is less frequent for the