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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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E350 Bluetec

I'm trying to convince the Wife to switch to Diesel. Also, I'm trying to convince her to go the extra 5 miles and get a Mercedes E Class. Any advice? Also, I've been seeing a lot of people saying the numbers don't pan out in with Diesel vs Gas. I don't see the numbers as close. I've uploaded my Mileage/Cost Spreadsheet Image.
Other than the Urea Re-fill which I will probably fill myself with Part store Urea, what other maintenance issues come with the Bluetec?
I assume the resale will be better with the Diesel by 3-6k
I also conclude that the Diesel will last longer due to the Lubrication factor of Diesel.
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I've thought of going diesel too. You data above looks accurate enough. However, what I concluded for me is that diesel currently would not be a cost savings consideration, at least for me. I think the extra cost in special oil and filter (which I understand it needs) and extra emission controls maintenance, which I believe it will need, essentially balance everything out on a dollars viewpoint. And yes, add the Ad Blue to that. Also, diesel pricing is very volatile so I have little confidence in future prices (hopefully they go down). At least for me, the reason I would get a diesel is because of the effortless torque. City, passing, hills, all effortless. Anything else would be gravy for me. (Longevity may figure in here I expect). But don't let me affect your attempts to persuade your wife. Personally, I love the new diesels!
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