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Old 05-21-2016, 11:54 AM   #11
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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
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:58 AM   #12
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Diesel Option runs $8200 MSRP after discounts on my F350 I paid about $7200. Diesel adds $8150 over a gas engine to three year old F350 according to NADA pricing.
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:59 AM   #13
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Diesel here in Co. Springs where I'm visiting is about a dime cheaper than gasoline.

I get better mileage in a diesel, but hard to compare......I've never owned a 1 ton dually that was gas!

I will say this........I'm almost 68 and have owned trucks for 50 years. The last 3/4 ton diesel and now this are TRUCKS!! The others were toys. Brand name is immaterial any more........the differences in specs is infinitesimal. Get whatever you like.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:00 PM   #14
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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

He stated UP TO 50% better. Not everyone is getting that much because nobody's comparing apples to apples. But yes it is possible to get 50% better mpg on a diesel vs gas.
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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
I did say "as much as" 50% higher. Didn't say it was guaranteed. From my experience, I got 7-9 with all the gas trucks I towed with. My last 2 diesels, towing more than I ever towed with gas, getting 11-12 MPG. 8+50%=12 since I took math before the "new math" and common core was around
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I've owned 3 diesels since 1988 costs not much more than gas. Only work had done was a turbo replacement but it was going bad when I bought the truck. Yes it was pricey. But with the deal I got on the truck it was not out of line.

Unless you want to count the 5 Ford transmissions that went south on me (two of the trucks) but I suspect they would have went bad with a gas engine as well.

Very little difference it maintenance costs for me.

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He stated UP TO 50% better. Not everyone is getting that much because nobody's comparing apples to apples. But yes it is possible to get 50% better mpg on a diesel vs gas.
Talking real world here not hopes and wishes . I've never seen or heard of a diesel getting that much better mpg in the real world . maybe not towing and keeping the foot off the pedal someone may squeeze that much more mpg . not not in the real world .
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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
Not 22mpg but close in my 2015 Ford F 350 crossing Ohio with 4 souls on board.

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ok guys you win . guess i should not have bit . the diesels are the way to go anybody who buys anything but a diesel is bonkers . why they even sale gas powered trucks is beyond me . i mean what the heck is another $8700 and extra tax just dig a little deeper . don't take so many trips with the TH stay home and save your money to make up the difference . i mean we are all made of money and what's money for if not to spend on the biggest and best

i'm heading out right now and go get me a Chevy duramax cause i want the best truck out there and we all know Chevy beats the heck out of the other two wannabe trucks . can you even call dodge a truck and ford diesels we all know are the worst
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