Diesel fuel is often more expensive than RUG in north america and specificaly now in BC , so were small diesels in small trucks actualy good on fuel or was diesel just cheaper in the countries where you could actualy buy a small diesel truck ?
repairs can be very expensive on a TDi, also they sometimes don't start so well in the cold
Now days gas engines put out lots of HP and are very cheap/reliable
this^^ would all still apply to a base model or a loaded model but has anybody done cost per km analysis of a RUG vs Diesel model, how long do you need to run one to pay off the increased cost of the engine and how do you do that with the fuel cost all over the place and often [HTML_REMOVED] RUG as it is nowadays or is it unnecessary because they are just so fucking sexy?
yes. at great length. see this article about the then new Dodge ram ecodiesel. the math is compelling and it takes a shit long time to pay off the premium for the diesel. however the guy also states the driving difference and performance is significant enough to be a moot point for some.