Do you prefer diesel or gasoline vehicles?

Photo of truck by Pat Z Anthony
@PatZAnthony (11812)
Charlotte, North Carolina
October 6, 2017 6:04pm CST
Asking someone if they prefer diesel or gasoline vehicles these days is kind of forgetting a few options. With cars and trucks available that can use electricity only, vehicles that can use diesel or gasoline and so much more, we have many choices. If you have not viewed information about vehicles that use compressed air, you might want to check about these online. Driving my truck which does use diesel can get expensive. However, sometimes we just have to do what we have to do! What would you like to drive these days if you were given a choice?
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Oct
We have a diesel car. In Australia diesel is slightly cheaper than gasoline.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Nov
Here the cost of diesel is a bit more than gas. Wondering what compressed air cars will be when available on the roads here!
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
@PatZAnthony I haven't heard of compressed air cars. I can't imagine them doing without fuelled cars. What would they do with all the gas and oil fields?
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Nov
@JudyEv Investors would not be happy, would they?
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@BelleStarr (32178)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Nov
I would drive diesel, when we were in Ireland we had a diesel car and the mileage was just phenomenal.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Nov
We enjoy our diesel but would love a compressed air vehicle too! As far as we could learn, these are not available for road use in the USA.
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@BelleStarr (32178)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Nov
@PatZAnthony My son has a Volt, he loves his electric car.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Dec
@BelleStarr That would be a great car to own.
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@NJChicaa (29902)
• United States
6 Oct
I read that some countries in Europe are banning gas/diesel cars. Personally, I would say I prefer gas cars only because that is what I know. I've driven a Prius several times and that damned graphic on the dashboard showing which way the energy is flowing (battery to engine, engine to battery) freaking distracted the hell out of me. I spent more time watching that than I did watching the road.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Dec
Time will tell @NJChicaa
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@LadyDuck (122576)
• Switzerland
7 Oct
They want to ban diesel cars here because it's finally proved that diesel pollutes a lot more than gasoline.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Dec
The diesel we have is not the same as many use. In the USA, the diesel has to be processed in a manner that removes many concerns @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (122576)
• Switzerland
3 Dec
@PatZAnthony It's the same here in Europe, but the tests show that in the long run it pollutes more than the gasoline. Here in Switzerland the diesel cars will be banned starting January 2020.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
7 Dec
@LadyDuck Many more things should be banned.
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@Shellyann36 (8598)
• United States
16 Nov
Hope you are doing alright. I guess you are still helping people out down in Florida. Take care of yourself.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Nov
It is an adventure and a half @Shellyann36 Many in the USA still waiting for things to be put back together since hurricane Katrina. Years go by and things don't get taken care of like they should!
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• United States
20 Nov
@PatZAnthony It is a poor stain on the reputation of the country that we call home.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Dec
@Shellyann36 Very sad and many don't know-
@YrNemo (8765)
28 Oct
I heard that diesel though expensive, is better. I have always used vehicles which need gasoline.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Dec
The diesel and gas are both terrible for the environment, but not everyone can afford other transportation.
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@YrNemo (8765)
15 Dec
@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Oct
Driving diesel in our country is considered to be cheaper than the gasoline but in contrast the spare parts of truck are more complicated and expensive
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@ourlot (1005)
7 Oct
Diesel is probably subsidized in your country. That makes diesel still risky, since the gov could always cut these subsidies.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Oct
I think its not subsidized, the price just a little cheaper compared to unleaded and other gasoline.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
6 Oct
Just regular gas for me Pat..that is all I have ever had..
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Dec
Many have not had electric or diesel cars @TiarasOceanView
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• Lakewood, Colorado
3 Dec
@PatZAnthony Yes and none at all now..I only use public transport lol
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@jstory07 (58102)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Nov
I would drive a gas car. I hope someday that electric cars and maybe even cars driven by the sun will become popular.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Dec
Hope one day everyone can have a solar car-that would be great @jstory07
@LoriAMoore (10167)
• United States
19 Nov
I've never had a diesel vehicle, but I know they're louder.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Dec
Yes, my truck is fabulously loud! Think the pets hear me miles away @LoriAMoore
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Nov
I would really like one of those compressed air vehicles maybe, but until there is a viable, affordable alternative, I guess I'll stick with gasoline.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Nov
The vehicle exists that is affordable, but not approved for use here yet, except in factory settings. And they are really small...nothing like my truck!
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@Shellyann36 (8598)
• United States
13 Oct
If I could afford it I might invest in a hybrid. I don't see that happening in the near future.
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@PatZAnthony (11812)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Dec
Me either, but eventually it could happen.
@PainsOnSlate (19263)
• Canada
9 Dec
I think electric would be my choice but it would worry me that I would need more power and it wouldn't be available for me especially on long trips. But no, we guzzle gas...
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@ourlot (1005)
7 Oct
After VW's dieselgate I realize diesel is not very environmental friendly. It's a technology meant to disappear much sooner than gasoline (which will disappear in a few decades too).
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@andriaperry (33378)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Oct
I would love an electric car but its not a good idea with the things I have to haul, and most are not big enough for more than 2 people.
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@Courtlynn (51334)
• United States
7 Oct
Regular gas only.
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