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Old 02-12-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Diesel or a gasser ?

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Old 02-12-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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Good article...
IMO, if I'm shopping the half ton truck market...diesel wouldn't be a consideration, especially when you have the Ecoboost for overall best bang for the buck.

Now if I'm searching the 3/4-1ton truck market, hands down for the diesel for the incredible towing torque compared to the V8's on the market.
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Good article...
IMO, if I'm shopping the half ton truck market...diesel wouldn't be a consideration, especially when you have the Ecoboost for overall best bang for the buck.

Now if I'm searching the 3/4-1ton truck market, hands down for the diesel for the incredible towing torque compared to the V8's on the market.
X2, I think the same way. That is until Ford ECO-Boosts the 6.2L gas for the 3/4-1ton trucks. That would be fun to drive.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:12 PM   #4
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like the second post on the article says...(You can't do cost analysis without including resale value.) buddy just bought a 06 dmax from my friend, paid 26k and it had 68k miles. try that in a 06 or even a 2011 gas truck
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:32 AM   #5
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I am in the market for a half ton diesel. Even with the spike of diesel in the Northeast, I won't go back to gas.

Just look what diesel offerings have been announced since the Ram:
Nissan Titan
Nissan Frontier
Chevy Colorado
Toyota Tundra
Ford F150

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I have a F150 with a 6.2. It gets great mileage and has plenty of stuff to pull my Sterling 30RL fifth wheel. . . 411 hp and over 400 ft lb torque. Without wind I get 9 mpg pulling the camper. Empty, I get 16.5 around town and about19 on the highway. I am told that as long as the Ecoboost is under 2000 rpm you can get good mileage, but when the turbos kick in to pull a load, you're well into the single digits. The extra 10 to 12 thousand to buy a F 250 Diesel will never pay back unless you plan to pull a BIG heavy rig. I had a 250 with the V 10. The 6.2 has better performance.
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I suggest a one ton coal burner, dual or single wheel drive of your choice.
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After owning gassers until my latest truck diesel all the way. More power. Better gas milage. Easy in and out refueling at truck stops. Some say diesel is more expensive and the cost is to high on the truck. But because of the better milage diesel is actually cheaper per gallon. The cost of the truck you will get half of it back when you trade it in. If you tow diesel is the way to go.


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I've seen plenty of half tons cost more than I just paid for a new 1 ton diesel. I get 12MPG no problem pulling 38ft 5th wheel. Get almost 20MPG highway when empty. And like already mentioned, diesel resale many times better than gassers.
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I've seen plenty of half tons cost more than I just paid for a new 1 ton diesel. I get 12MPG no problem pulling 38ft 5th wheel. Get almost 20MPG highway when empty. And like already mentioned, diesel resale many times better than gassers.
X2 12 pulling a 35 foot fifth wheel and used to get 8 pulling a travel trailer with a gasser with less weight. I get 25 on the highway which amazes me since my 4 cylinder GMC Terrain only gets 31.

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