I like hearing about the 700 miles between fill ups. But I got tired of the high price of diesel fuel. My wife and I had two VW Beetle diesels (1999 & 2006) continuous from 1999 until April of this year. I'm getting away from cars that use diesel and premium gas. It was refreshing going to a 2012 Prius and paying regular gas prices that are always prominently displayed, but those using premium or diesel get sticker shock. Diesels do have pluses.