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Old 04-24-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
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Diesel dilema Sigh

As my sig says I have a 2011 Lariat F250 with a 6.2 gasser in. It pulls our VLite with no trouble what so ever so I do not even know what possessed me to stop by my dealer on Friday. So what do I see, a 2011 F350 King Ranch the same color as our 250 and it has a 6.7 TD. Talked to the sales manager Sat morning and I now have it parked in my Quonset for a few days to try it out and see if we like it. One of the things that surprised me is it rides better than my F250. So now I am sitting here and have been soul searching all day today and discussing with DW trying to justify over 15k difference to trade my 250 in on this thing. Our trailer will likely only be out of the yard for 5 days this year and even in a good year 14 to 15 days. The truck is only used once maybe twice a month otherwise to haul water. I just cannot make any sense out of buying a diesel for my use especially when my 6.2 is such a blast to drive. I know if I were in mountains the oil burner would be nice but is is so flat here I think we can almost see North Dakota out our front door. So any thoughts on this from a common sense perspective? BTW I am not interested in how much better your Diesel is and how much less stress you have with a diesel. I know diesels pull better but I don't have stress from my 6.2 I actually love hearing it rev. As it stands unless I have a major change of heart by 3 tomorrow afternoon the King Ranch is going back.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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Keep the gasser. It doesn't sound like you really need a diesel right now, especially not for an extra $15K. When it is really time to get a new truck get the diesel.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:57 PM   #3
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It doesnt sound to me that you need the 6.7. If you want it for the creature comforts ,bling,and sound,then I guess you want it it.Myself,I would never have anything but a diesel,but I tow a lot of different trailers all the time,the 7.3 rarely leaves the yard empty.It really comes down to decideing if you WANT it,or NEED it.I dont think you need it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:06 PM   #4
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My truck is my daily driver. I could probably get by pulling the 5er with a gasser but will never go that route again. Sure pulls better, like the HP, love the torque. The 6.7 is an $8400 option but no matter how long you own it should return $7500 - $8000 on resale. The King Ranch is comfortable, expensive bling I never found value in. Have fun and the $15K in the bank may be your best decision~ mostly as once you go diesel you never go back.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:08 PM   #5
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Most of all you probably should not read the 7 pages on this thread ~~
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:10 PM   #6
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Sounds like your logic is very good. If the gasser works for you and you don't plan on vastly increasing your travels, no need to spend the extra bucks for the diesel.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:12 PM   #7
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X3.
If what you have works and is safe (within your limits) then financially it would not be a smart move.

Plus it pushing 6 years old, your really not going to like the additional expenses that come with diesel ownership. I recommend people buget $3-8k for expenses on an out of warranty diesel. It doesn't mean something is going to happen tomorrow but it could.

I guy in our campground bought a 2011 or 2012 gm diesel with higher miles (around 175k) and within about 3 months he had to spend over $2,600 for a def/exhuast issue. Thing is, hes going to keep dumping money in it, cause a lot of its systems are getting wore out, as any vehicle is starting to at that mileage.

Now i do like my diesel truck. But im hauling 9k+ pounds every weekend most of the year.

Good luck with your decision!
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:16 AM   #8
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What CaptnJohn said. The diesel is nice when just driving around. When pulling there is a significant difference VS a gasser. I'm sold on them.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:34 AM   #9
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DOn't get me wrong, I do like some of the diesel benefits. I played with it coming to work this morning and it sure makes lots of power down low and the Exhaust brake is pretty cool. My 6.2 seems to get about the same mileage empty as this thing does. Unlike most I do not like the sound of a diesel in these HD pickups regardless of the brand but I love the sound of my John Deere diesel (go figure) Also the only thing the KR has that my Lariat does not is a sun roof and Purdy brown seats and trim so even that Don't Impress Me Much. At the end of the day I do want the truck but know I don't need it Damm this SUX.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:36 AM   #10
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Keep the gasser. It doesn't sound like you really need a diesel right now, especially not for an extra $15K. When it is really time to get a new truck get the diesel.
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If your happy with your 250 and still in good shape I would keep it and pocket/save/spend the difference.

I think you got hit with a case of newtruckitis! It is a deadly desease that we all face and it is tough to get over!

I know I have been fighting with the latest round of it myself lately as the GMC Dealer has a 2015 Sierra sitting on the used lot with only 8500 miles

Just take your 250 for a drive, jump on the gas, listen to it and chant "I don't need a new truck, I love my truck" until you are cured.....for the moment!!
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