Can you point to empirical evidence that Diesel has higher maintenance costs? This article offers a differing opinion.
My Disco V gets 25 - 30mpg in moderate long distance driving, depending on speed. This gives me about 400 miles of range with the torque of a V8 and the efficiency of a 4cyl, with fuel prices between 89 and 93 octane gasoline.
That's why I want diesel.
I ordered my Garmin Overlander on the 30th of may and it arrived today. The Garmin rebates site was easy to navigate and I'm expecting my $200 gift card shortly. I purchased through REI.com, so I'll get an additional 10% back at the end of the year.
A win win.