Originally Posted by farfetched
Well, I have made the decision to upgrade the tv to a 3/4 ton. diesel is not an option for me at this time.
Cost for me is a problem so I am trying to go as bare bones as possible. We live in the north so a four wheel drive is a requirement
After looking at tow specs, the Ford f250 seems to have an advantage compared to the GMC 2500 unless you do the 4.10 gears. Because this will be an everyday vehicle at the same time I am concerned about gas mileage.
My questions relate to options and others experience with their tv
It tends to vary greatly depending on what area of the country you are in. Around here (the great midwest) diesel trucks retain their value very well. Pre-DPF diesel trucks often bring 80-90% of their original sales price with 100K on them (that is closer to 70% of sticker since they were all heavily rebated in those days.) they tend to actually sell quicker and bring more than newer trucks with less miles that have DPF.
I know several local dealers were advertising "no-cost" diesel option lately, trying to clear some trucks after the first of the year.
Typically, 2-3 year old gas 3/4 trucks go for about 50-60% original MSRP. Diesel are staying 70-80% MSRP. I can usually find 10-20 gas 3/4 trucks with less than 36K on them on the local market at any time. most are bare bones, if you were looking at the king ranch, it is rare you were going gas. But did just see a 09 or 10 King Ranch 250 with the 5.4 for around 20K.
2013 Coachmen Freedom Express 320BHDS pulled by a 2005 F250 King Ranch CC
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