Hi all -- I've read a bunch of threads on this topic. I'm going to import a 1990 80 series from Japan. At first it was going to be diesel, but now I'm going with gas because an 80 gas is a LOT cheaper in Japan as a RHD. It's a bit funny how a lot of gas mileage figures are posted here in US gallons, with Canadians with diesels responding (unknowingly perhaps) with Imperial gallons. So being a canuck, I calculate the following 80 series gas - avg 14mpg (US) = nearly 17 mpg (imperial) 80 series diesel avg 20 mpg (USl) = 24 mpg (imperial) Is a 7mpg (imperial) really worth the extra cost ($5-$7k+) and the risk of the BEB and turbo if equipped? Not to mention having to order parts, even if they are around the internet, they are not typically at the local parts shop. It seems a person really has to love diesel to make the effort. I've driven both and the gasser almost seems to have more pep off the line!! What am I missing here?