Originally Posted by davel1971
I always figure the initial cost of the diesel option is a wash. It's resale value will always be considerably higher than an equivalent gas truck. As far as MPG, diesel is as much as 50% higher towing or not. That's a huge difference over the life of the truck. Once you tow with the torque of a diesel and have the exhaust brake for the down grades, you will wonder how you ever did without it.
50% higher mpg , I'll call you out on that one . i get 9 mpg with my gasser 9000lbs th your saying a diesel gets 14 towing ? the same weight ?
i know for a fact most are lucky to get 11 mpg . i get 15 mpg not towing now that same diesel gets 22mpg . haven't seem it from any diesel owner i know .
I agree the extra torque is great the exhaust brake is awesome but the cost is higher . i change my oil for $25 . not $60. do i have to change the oil more often not really depends on the oil you use . longevity not really the 6.0 is a proven 300000 mile engine