Originally Posted by etothepii
My ecoboost was $35000 new. Less with rebates. I bought it used (5000 miles on it) for $23000. Could I have found a diesel for that?
My oil change costs me $25, and gas is $2 per gallon right now. Same for diesel?
I get 20 mpg daily driving. How much more would a diesel get me, and would it offset the fuel cost?
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I've had 2 recent F250's and also the Ecoboost F150, I average 70,000 miles a year so I flip trucks every other year.
Diesels are more expensive to maintain, I only got 9mpg towing a utility trailer with our F150 Ecoboost. I get 14 mpg pulling a 13k lb TH with the F250. Daily driving the Ecoboost got 21 with street tires, once I switched to all terrains it went to 19.5mpg. F250 as a daily driver averages 19mpg with all terrains.
Yes, the diesels are more expensive off the lot. Yes diesel is slightly more on fuel cost, but lately it has been within $0.10 of 87 octane down here. Another difference are oil changes for sure... BUT...
Borrow someone's F250 and hook up a trailer to it. You will realize it's a whole different truck. In the past 10 or 15 years, I've had 5 F150s and 2 F250s.. The F250's are just in a different league. So long as I can afford it, I'm not going back... And I even have to park in a deck in the middle of Atlanta for work.