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Subject:  Re: What have you owned? Date:  1/7/2004  11:41 AM
Author:  peplow Number:  30296 of 72402

should wait a couple more months for the Diesel version to come out but I'm a) not sure the diesel makes sense for a mostly city car ...........

To answer your question, don't guess. Run the numbers.

Compare the mpg of the car with a gas engine with the mpg of the TDI.

Divide the cost of a gallon of each fuel by the corresponding mpg to get a cost per mile for each car.

Can the diesel save enough on fuel costs to cover the extra cost of the diesel ENGINE ?

Does the difference matter to you?


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