I love diesels.
I have driven many including owning a '03 f350 and '02 tdi.
The fuel savings is better than reported.
The horsepower is excellent.
The torque is fantastic.
And think of this...
Since You use less fuel, is all the emission junk required to have less emissions overall? From a barrel of oil, more gallons of diesel fuel can be made than gas. And less processing is required for diesel per gallon, generating less pollution.
And don't even get me started how ethanol plants pollute, and how putting it in our trucks eats them away. And how about how ethanol in our gas increases our food prices, and causes us to get less MPG in our trucks, thereby forcing us to use more fuel to get somewhere, increasing pollution overall.
My rant may be done, but we need to use more clean diesel fuel (already at the pumps) in this country, to use less fuel as a country, and tell the politicians to quit making this a political issue.
We want freedom of choice.
And for this thread, it is a diesel Tacoma!