Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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It all depends on the area. I live East of SF and each gas station in the city carries diesel.
Than MB is probably the most popular brand in the neighborhood and good luck finding older MB that is not diesel.
Diesel engines in US become political issue back in 1990's. They emit different emissions than gasoline engines, so you can interpret what is more poisonous in several ways.
One of diesel gurus on the forum is (was?) Drivebywire.
According to him cdi diesel driven in Los Angeles area exhaust cleaner air than it sucks.
Maybe not totally correct, but gives you food for thoughts.