Pro 6) Diesel cars aren't subject to smog checks in California.
Pro 7) Modern Diesels don't have a periodic tune up schedule.
Pro 8) People think you're different because you drive a Diesel.
Con 4) Not every gas station offers Diesel.
Con 5) You can't tell if it's time to change the engine oil by its opacity.
Con 6) People think you're different because you drive a Diesel.
I don't know where you refuel in Silicon Valley but everywhere I see the price of Diesel posted, it's lower than regular gasoline.
I think it's outside California that Diesel is more expensive.