I deal with diesel engines commercially. A must in that situation. 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel a year I have to buy for my business. Since the OEM's piled on the emissions stuff on diesels, I have had no interest in having a diesel in a personal vehicle. No appreciable benefit.
My Nox is flex fuel. It lives on E85 fuel I get for $1.72 right now. Averages for all miles (city, highway, rural, gravel roads, winter, summer) about 21 mpg on E85. A big yawn, but that equates to 8.2 cents a mile fuel cost at current price.
Diesel is going for $3.14 in my area. For a diesel Nox to just break even on a 8.2 cent per mile fuel cost it would have to average (city, highway, rural, gravel, winter, summer) about 38-39 mpg. Not going to happen.
And the additional cost of maintenance on a diesel wasn't even part of that consideration. Even more reason not to have one.
Freedom is not the ability to do what you want, but the ability to do what you ought.
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6
2015 Silverado 2500HD 6.0
2017 Equinox 2.4
Last edited by Copperhead; 04-27-2019 at 11:31 AM.