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Old 09-12-2020, 09:28 AM   #44 (permalink)
pete c
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As for the rationality of buying a tdi today, if I had a crystal ball and could see the drop in fuel costs brought on by CV, I likely would have just bought a gasser.

Modern gassers aren't as efficient as a tdi, but they have closed the gap.

When RUG was 3.25 and Diesel 3.75, there was a small advantage to diesel, but it was negligible.

Today with RUG around 2.00 and Diesel at 2.60, RUG wins....all day long.

But, of course, it's not all about $$$$$. There is something to be said for that intoxicating torque kick in the back on long uphill pulls!!! 4th gear 100 mph (or close to it) pulls put a smile on my face every time!
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