Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot
There are places in the USA where diesel is as cheap as regular gas.
Umm... where would that be? Right now, here in Louisiana, it's about a 60 to 65 cent differential vs. regular unleaded. This summer, I drove to the Pacific Northwest and back via Wisconsin on the way up and Colorado-KS-Oklahoma coming back, and diesel is always about 40 or so cents more expensive than PREMIUM in all those states: LA, MS, TN, AR, MO, IL, WI, MN, SD, ND, MT, ID, WA, WY, CO, KS, OK, TX - 18 states. I really want to know where diesel costs the same as regular these days, because when I go on vacation next summer, that very well may be my vacation destination! So, I'm inclined to be a diesel fan, but right about the time I bought my superduty, diesel went from being a dime or so CHEAPER than regular to about 20, now 40 cents more EXPENSIVE than premium. Your math still might work out to the advantage of diesel, but you would have to drive a LOT of miles to make up the differential in the original cost of that diesel engine, wouldn't you?