Diesel engine vs Gasoline engine?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Die Antwoord, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Die Antwoord

    Die Antwoord GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 29, 2010
    United States
    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.
  2. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

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    Aug 29, 2008
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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.
  3. DinohScene

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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

    Tom Gbatemp's Unofficial Modder

    Feb 9, 2009
    United States
    New jersey
    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

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    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.
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