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Old 05-01-2015, 09:32 AM   #31
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2013 F150 Ecoboost. ~ 25,000 miles. Fuel calculated at 2.50 per gallon. 13mpg average for the life of the truck(~20% towing HEAVY, 20% highway at full op temp and 60% city and short hwy trips). 4 oil changes at $30 each. $.20 per mile. Even if you add the cost of tire replacement(stock tires were still at 75% tread) I come to $.24/mile. My mother has a 2011 EB with ~75,000 miles with only the same basic maintenance, meaning her cost per mile is about the same as what I have calculated. She actually gets a little better mileage because she is running the 18" tires- so her cost will be slightly lower. If you calculate my fuel cost at $3.00- higher than it's been in my area for a long while, it adds $.03 per mile to the cost.

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Old 05-01-2015, 09:42 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by TURBS View Post
Hold your hemisphere horses.

Your hemi has been replaced once already?

Enough said imo.

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Had a 1998 F150 w/ 4.6 that had 186,000 on stock engine. I was 18 when I got it and I drove the crap out of it. Have a 1997 Expedition with ~138,000. First plug/wire/fuel filter change about 2K ago. Most gas engines will now last well beyond 100K- 200K plus is not uncommon with just basic maintenance. By the time you wear a new gas engine out, you will have likely encountered some VERY expensive repairs on newer diesels that will more than offset the cost of the gas. I've said it before- the performance of the diesel is the justification for getting one. The financial argument for going diesel is relatively weak for the average owner. As % use for towing increases, the financial point becomes stronger for a diesel because of increased mileage- assuming the cost between gas and diesel isn't too out of sync.

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Old 05-01-2015, 10:14 AM   #33
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not that I care about what anyone pulls with, but the conversation about the diesel lasting forever is stupid. You may have a 1,000,000 mile engine, but your truck will fall apart before that. Esp for those that live in snowy states with Salt all over the roads.

The most popular TV is this, what you have, what you can afford and what gets you out. Sure, i have a new TV, but before, i was rocking a 14 year old truck. Truth be told, i would still be rocking it but DW decided that we needed a vehicle with under 125k miles. And I plan on driving this one till the seats fall out through the floor
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:53 AM   #34
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Some trucks are like the Everyready Bunny like my son's 1974 K20. Over 1000,000 miles and it's still his daily runner. Gas or diesel, it's how you take care of it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:28 PM   #35
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In December of last year I upgraded to a 2015 2500 mega cab 6.4 Hemi and towed my 310BHDS freedom express for the first trip this past week. The trailer weighed 7800 LBS and it performed great. when I was deciding on purchasing between diesel or gas it came down to how much I towed during the year and how much weight
The most I have towed in the trailer was 8600 lbs and figured I would save the money and purchase the gas motor. I'm sure glad I did. I had no issues with power and the lack of capabilities. The truck did so well I realized that I got more Mpgs In tow/Haul mode instead of regular mode and my fuel mileage was 10.5 in tow/ haul mode and 8.7 mpg in reg mode. Avg speed was 55 to 60 mph. I had No sway and stopping issues like I had with the 1/2 ton.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:36 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post

Drove to Ford, told them what I wanted they said no problem what color do you want.

Ordered mine to get what I wanted waited about 6 weeks and drove it home two days after it showed up.

Hindsight: should have got the f350.
Ever think about getting a new 6.7L, F350 ???

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