e.alleg wrote:I do like diesels, but my wallet doesn't. When gas was more than diesel it made sense, now that diesel is over $4 forget it for a daily driver.
$4.00 per gallon divided by avg 19 mpg = 21 cents per mile
$3.15 per gallon divided by avg 12 mpg = 26 cents per gallon
Sometimes the more expensive fuel is not the more expensive option.... of course if you are buying the Ford or GM V-8s then forget the avg 19mpg. The Dodge 5.9L 6 is the mileage king especially with a little after market work (my truck gets 22 to 23 highway with a little restraint on the go pedal). But then they aren't going cheap anywhere right now because they don't get poor mileage.
Best wishes for a successful hunt, just be careful that you figure the total cost with the gas guzzlers, there is a reason they are popping up for sale everywhere.