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Old Mar 21, 13, 4:16 pm
YVR Cockroach
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To gazole or not to gazole?

Will be doing a long-ish road trip through France later this year. NCE/MRS area via TLS/BIQ to NTE and returning at BOD. Europcar is quoting ~$90 more for a econ diesel (e.g., 4Dr VW Polo) than for a 2Dr mini (e.g., Fiat 500) or $60 for a 4Dr essence econ (Peugeot 207).

As for fuel consumption comparison, did a 6 week road trip last winter from NTE-DNR-BES-BOD-TLS-PGF-NCE (no record of mileage but it was lots) that used EUR 518 of gazole in a Fiat Gran Punto.

Wondering what the break-even calculation is for renting a diesel? I think the discount to essence is some 10-15% these days vs. some 30% 16 years ago?
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