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      11-06-2012, 07:02 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by sonicbimmer19 View Post
excuse my ignorance but what are pros and cons of diesel over regular gasoline?
Diesels offer a vastly different power delivery from gasoline where a lump of torque is available low in the rev band. So the power becomes much more accessible for everyday driving. Driving a standard with a small diesel is a blast as you learn to short shift and float on that torque. In fact, the redline on diesels is often quite low - 4-5K and rarely approached as there is little reason to go there.

Diesel fuel itself contains more energy and the engines therefore offer better efficiency.