Once I went diesel, I don't think I could ever go back. People complaining about the sound are upset they don't have a sports car sound coming from an SUV. The diesel sounds like a truck, and I like it that way, sounds powerful. The torque is addicting and so is going 600 miles on one fuel tank. 425lbs/torque in the diesel vs 300lbs/torque in the gasser is a BIG difference especially when it comes to moving a 5000lb vehicle with passengers.It has 41% more Torque which is what moves the car. ALL the power is available from about 1600 rpms-3200 rpms meaning its right there ready to use. I thouroughly enjoy blowing by cars when needed, but get embarrassed having to rev the engine to do so, with the diesel it quick and effortless when passing, tap the pedal and go. Torque is what moves the car, horsepower is about moving up the rpm band, which u dont really do in an SUV. Go Diesel. Diesel is everywhere nowadays if u live in any normal area. Also not sure how long u plan on keeping it, but diesels get better with age.
2011 X5D Loaded (Oil Burner)
2012 VW Passat SEL TDI (Oil sipper)
2008 Honda CBR 1000
2007 Harley Davidson Sportster XL 1200
2010 Mercedes GL350 (in the shop too much)
2008 Audi A6 3.2 Quattro loaded
2005 BMW M3 Black compertition Pkg with Nav
Last edited by Stussy109; 11-01-2011 at 10:27 PM.