Originally Posted by sourdough
Thanks guys. I have long struggled with the choice of going to a diesel to reap its benefits vs all the issues they present without lots of cost and "babying". This thread and most I read don't give ME a reason to think I need one as long as I stick within the restrictions that a gas engine presents....which I can.
Lots of people prefer the gas, other the diesel. Really, the weight of my fiver could get by with a gas pickup, I just prefer the diesel. Personally I would not (as some forums do) ďdogĒ someone for their choice in vehicle be it gas/diesel or the Ford/Chevy/Dodge thing. I think itís petty.
As for ďbabyingĒ, other than cold and additive (maybe) in the really cold, they really arenít so different.
As for cost, other than an increase in oil capacity at 12+ qt. Oil and furl filter are roughly the same price. Of course fuel is a little more costly. Spark plugs and coils on the gas. And of course also the extra 12k upfront cost. I do service mine myself (so far).
Again Iím not promoting either, and not even remotely trying to start one of ďthoseĒ arguments. To each his own as long as it works. It really sounds worse than it is (the diesel).