Originally Posted by 1LIFE2LIVE
Locally, unleaded gas is at $ 3.17/gallon and diesel @ $3.99/gallon. I like diesels, just when crunching the numbers it doesn't seem to make economic sense to pay the premium to purchase the diesel along with the added cost of fuel.
The benefit of diesel extends beyond fuel economy. Torque is the big one, as is high-altitude performance from the turbo.