Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: w211 E320 wagon 4M / Bluetec / Ford SD. Seeking affordable diesel pushmower
Location: CA Bay Area
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I own 99 E320 wagon and 97 E300D.
The cost of fuel for diesel sedan is about 60% of cost of gasoline for the wagon.
Even the diesel was abused for 230,000 miles, I am confident about it lasting for another 300,000. The gasser with 100,000 miles brings some lasting concerns.
Bottom line, if you are driving more than 30k a year, your choice is to buy one diesel every 10-20 years, or a gasser every 3-5.