Which is better overall for a car: a gas engine or a diesel engine?


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Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Really hard to say as it's mostly personal preference. Diesel cars are becoming more popular by the day. But it takes a Certified diesel mechanic to work on them. Also the cost of diesel fuel as compared to gasoline . Lot's of factors to weigh in. After working on cars almost 35 years, it would really matter not to me. Get the vehicle that best suits your needs.

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Walt O'Reagun answered

Besides what Rooster said ... If I were looking for a vehicle these days, I would look for a diesel.  Why?  Because if you believe we will soon be looking for alternative fuels, a diesel can run on "biodiesel".  There are even people who set up their own "plants" where they convert restaurant waste (cooking oil) to biodiesel fuel.

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
You're right ! I had to send two of my mechanics to school for diesel repair. Started getting a lot more of them as time went on.
yeahsure linda
yeahsure linda commented
My neighbor is a diesel mechanic so that would be my personal choice. lol

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