Diesel engine vs Gasoline engine?

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  1. Die Antwoord
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    Anyone here know this kinda stuff? i've been thinkin about it.. i know diesels are more maintenance heavy, and gasoline engines use corrosive oil and spark plugs, i just don't like the sound of that.
     
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    In a time long lost, Diesel used to be cheaper than gasoline. It seems it's switched now.

    Unless you have a good source of cheap biodiesel, I would recommend just going with a Gasoline consuming vehicle.
     
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    Diesel if you drive long distances daily. (if possible get an automatic)
    Petrol for the rest.

    I personally prefer a Manual shifted petrol engine.
    But their both require maintenance.
    Some engines can last longer with timing belts and sparkplugs and oil and some need replacement as short at 15k km's
     
  4. Tom

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    Diesel has less moving parts than gas , so there is less to go wrong , nowadays Diesels don't have the starting issues the older ones did so all in all , whatevers cheaper by you
     
  5. nando

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    my partner has a newer vw diesel and he loves it. it performs really well and it gets great mileage in the city and freeway. on freeway it averages above 40 mph and city above 30.