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* They tend to be more expensive to fix
 
* They tend to be more expensive to fix
 
* Newer Diesels have a higher maintenance burden.
 
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* [https://www.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/ab-617-ab-134/steering-committees/wilmington/handouts-may9-2019.pdf California Diesel rules] (Note: This will affect a lot of people including outside of California in the future)
  
 
== Gasoline Pros ==
 
== Gasoline Pros ==

Revision as of 17:40, 3 December 2020

Asking Diesel vs Gas is a difficult question as there are benefits on both sides. On this page we will try to present some facts as well as external sources for you to review.

Diesel Pros

Diesel Cons

  • They tend to be more expensive to fix
  • Newer Diesels have a higher maintenance burden.
  • California Diesel rules (Note: This will affect a lot of people including outside of California in the future)

Gasoline Pros

  • It normally is cheaper per gallon (not currently)
  • Does not require a specialized mechanic
  • Acquiring a gasoline bus is normally less expensive than a Diesel bus

Gasoline Cons

  • They are not engineered to last as long as Diesel. Average major failure rate is 250k miles.
  • They are weaker engines pound for pound
  • They are not as fuel efficient