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Old 06-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #81
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Okie Dokie, then. I've driven every kind of truck from tiny Toyotas to Dually's for 52 years of legal driving, and a few before that.....but I guess I'm wrong. Lot of new info for me in your post. Thanks.
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What on earth do you like more driving a 3500, unloaded day to day in a working commuting environment vs a 1500? They have crap suspensions unless loaded. My Hemi mpg beats the Duramax mpg in normal daily use. The emergency handling and stopping distances of the diesel compared to the Hemi is almost a danger to others on the road in comparison. I think it's a fair thing to say a 1500 makes a better daily driver then a 2500 diesel for the vast majority.
There is about 250# of 5er hitch installed and my rear is not plush. Have not been in a "working commuting environment" for nearly 14 years but still put nearly 50K miles on annually. In some ways I'm overjoyed not to be one of the "vast majority" and have not been all my life. Maybe that is the problem ~~ I don't drive a 2500 but an F350. <smile>
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What on earth do you like more driving a 3500, unloaded day to day in a working commuting environment vs a 1500? They have crap suspensions unless loaded. My Hemi mpg beats the Duramax mpg in normal daily use. The emergency handling and stopping distances of the diesel compared to the Hemi is almost a danger to others on the road in comparison. I think it's a fair thing to say a 1500 makes a better daily driver then a 2500 diesel for the vast majority.
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most of the time when the wife and I go anywhere, the Ford Fusion stays home and we take the F350 dually. Might not be as cushy of a ride, but I still like driving it more. Different strokes for different folks.
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Okie Dokie, then. I've driven every kind of truck from tiny Toyotas to Dually's for 52 years of legal driving, and a few before that.....but I guess I'm wrong. Lot of new info for me in your post. Thanks.
Yep. Ive been driving 3/4 & 1 ton trucks most have been 4x4s as daily drivers all my life and for the last 36 years thats been a 43 mile round trip each day. Love my trucks, love the way they ride and love the way they drive. Some guys drive sports cars everyday all the while knowing a Camry gets better mileage and has a cushy ride. Why? Because they like their car
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Hard numbers don't lie, vehicles are tested acceleration, handling, braking distances, etc. You may think your 3500 stops better or handles better or even accelerates faster but it doesn't. Maybe 15 feet extra time to stop is no big deal... until you put that 8000 pound rig 15 feet into the trunk of the sedan with 2 kids in the back seat. You will surely walk away but will those kids? But you are right, they do tow better.
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Hard numbers don't lie, vehicles are tested acceleration, handling, braking distances, etc. You may think your 3500 stops better or handles better or even accelerates faster but it doesn't. Maybe 15 feet extra time to stop is no big deal... until you put that 8000 pound rig 15 feet into the trunk of the sedan with 2 kids in the back seat. You will surely walk away but will those kids? But you are right, they do tow better.
You must be a lot of fun at parties......😞

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Hard numbers don't lie, vehicles are tested acceleration, handling, braking distances, etc. You may think your 3500 stops better or handles better or even accelerates faster but it doesn't. Maybe 15 feet extra time to stop is no big deal... until you put that 8000 pound rig 15 feet into the trunk of the sedan with 2 kids in the back seat. You will surely walk away but will those kids? But you are right, they do tow better.

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