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Old 08-18-2014, 12:11 PM   #31
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Just hit the 10,000 mile mark on our 2013 Touareg TDI on our Indianapolis trip last weekend. Averaged 15.6 mpg for the trip.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:22 PM   #32
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We have a 2006 GMC Durmax 6.6 with 108,000 KM [about 6800o miles].Only troubles burnt out 2 glow plugs.


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Old 08-18-2014, 12:46 PM   #33
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Flint-made Chevy Silverado passes million-mile mark in six years | MLive.com 3 to 4k mile oil changes are the ticket I guess.... and you got to take care of the pump rub or a new transfer housing is required
That's impressive!
But what else would expect from a Chevy and a d-max?

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:03 PM   #34
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2200 miles and only about 50 of it towing... but I'm expecting good things. Averaging about 19.5 mpg as a daily driver (computer says better, but math doesn't fib to sell trucks). Computer showed 15 - 16 towing a 6200# TT for about 50 miles... Longer towing trip planned very soon, so I'll get a truer picture of towing mileage. The computer is "happy" in my daily driving, so I'm sure it will be with the towing mileage as well. I was a Ford only guy for many years. I could still be a Ford guy, but I'd have several grand less in my accounts. I couldn't justify the difference.

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Old 08-18-2014, 02:15 PM   #35
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36,000 with ZERO issues on my 2013 F-250 6.7L. 11,000 of that towing.


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Old 08-18-2014, 02:56 PM   #36
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Thanks for the reply's, I work semi part time and pass some major campgrounds on my travels while working, so I get to observe a LOT of tow vehicles and campers along with 5th wheels on the road. In my unofficial pole, the majority are diesels. Very few gassers. It just kinda seems the way to go. It also seems to be a toss up of 1/2 ford and 1/2 chev with a few dodges thrown in. A lot of them are newer models, but a fair amount are older. All those with diesels must know something or they wouldn't be on the road, its got to be the pulling power. Thanks again for the responses a lot of my questions have been answered. I will keep looking, something will come up. CarMax always has a fair supply of diesels, they all look clean ( of course) and most are low mileage. They purchase a lot of fleet vehicles. They are out there just have to keep looking, and have the check book ready.

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Old 08-23-2014, 11:14 PM   #37
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Thanks, that is good info. It is hard to find one that doesn't have a lift or tuner. Finding one bare bones stock will be hard in the used category.

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They are out there stock, picked up an 07 2500 GMC duramax a few years ago with 130000 mile on it never had a rail kit installed or tuner. It just takes a lot of looking. Try using searchtempest.com it will search ebay and craigs list at the same time (use the detailed results view)
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:15 PM   #38
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They are out there stock, picked up an 07 2500 GMC duramax a few years ago with 130000 mile on it never had a rail kit installed or tuner. It just takes a lot of looking. Try using searchtempest.com it will search ebay and craigs list at the same time (use the detailed results view)
Forgot to note. Towing around 10 MPG empty 17.
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Forgot to note. Towing around 10 MPG empty 17.
This past week I was getting 19.4 until regen then back to 18.7 which is pretty avg.

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Funny how most of the posts were I got a diesel with way less than 100K miles on it. OR I want to buy a used one with way less than 100K miles on it. Diesels go hundreds of thousands of miles if you maintain them per the owner's manual. Yes they are expensive but when you consider they last 2-3 times as long as a gasser and get much better MPG when towing, the diesel is a better value hands down.

Regarding new TDI cars........I have stood next to a few brand new TDI cars at gas stations now. Odd seeing the green diesel hose going to car at the pumps. So I checked them out and you have no idea in sound or exhaust smell that a new TDI is even a diesel. Very quiet and very clean!

Oh ya, back to original subject..........I have a 2006 King Ranch F350 Dually 2 wheel drive. NOBODY wants this vehicle in the north country. You can get them for cheap up here, have 5 grand in engine work done to make them reliable, and have one hellofa nice truck. They make a great RV tow vehicle as you don't need 4WD when towing an RV.

Mine has 135K miles. The 2006 and 2007 6.0 Powerstrokes had a bunch of updates on them but by then it was too late for Ford to save face. If you find a 06 or 07 6.0 with higher mileage, you may have a good one. The crappy ones and the ones not maintained died way before 130K miles.

My thinking on diesels is spend 5-10 grand on them and go another 100,000 miles. That is cheap money when it comes to pickup trucks. And way less money than buying a new one! Mine will rust out before I can wear it out.
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