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The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Lease a Diesel Car

Europe and the rest of the world have long been enamored by the fantastic merits of a diesel car. It is about time that Americans do the same. Technology has certainly advanced to a point wherein a crude, noisy and sooty diesel engine is now made quiet, refined, and capable of delivering top notch performance.

Thinking about leasing a car? If you are the type of car buyer that always wants the best new cars in the market then you have made the right choice.

Have you ever though about leasing a diesel car? Here are the top 3 reasons why you should lease a diesel car:

1. Diesel cars come with more rebates and other types of incentives.

Case in point the 2011 BMW 335d sedan. This car starts at $44,150 but comes with a lease price of $429/month for 36 months along with $3,500 ECO credit and $1,500 allowance. Do the math and you can drive home a brand new BMW diesel starting a price of no more than $39,150.

Car dealers give fantastic rebates and credits to those who are willing to take the diesel plunge. It is time that you do the same as well.

2. Diesel cars are more fuel-efficient.

Think that hybrid cars are the champ in terms of fuel economy? Think again. Consider the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. It has a 2.0-liter TDI engine that generates 140hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. This same car can achieve 30mpg in city driving and 42mpg on the highway.

The Toyota Prius is touted to achieve around 55 miles to the gallon in highway driving but in reality, the figure is closer to the 42 to 44mpg mark. Considering the fact that the Prius starts at $23,520 while the Volkswagen Jetta TDI starts at just $22,500, it is easy to see why modern diesels present a more valuable ownership proposition compared to conventional gasoline and hybrid counterparts.

3. Diesel cars are more durable.

Now this topic is a little more subjective. Durability means a lot of things and not just the engine alone. Durability and reliability will also depend on the driver and how he/she drives and maintains the car.

Diesel engines operate under a lot of internal stress. The process of burning the fuel inside the combustion chamber creates a lot of pressure on the metal parts of the engine.

Diesel engines are constructed using the finest and most resilient metal parts in order to aid durability. Diesels also produce outstanding power and torque at a lower engine revolution (RPM) compared to conventional gasoline engines.

In fact, most gasoline cars reach their peak power output at a very high RPM (similar to earlier Honda VTEC models) while most modern diesels can only rev to about 5,500 RPM max.

This alone will do wonders to promote the durability of the diesel engine. You get instant power and torque without pushing the engine to the limit.

Leasing a new car is perfect if you want to save money. Do yourself a favor and consider to lease a diesel car instead.

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