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Old 01-23-2015, 06:26 PM
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The problem of driving two cheap cars is.....you're driving a cheap car all the time.

I like the idea and will likely go that direction in the future. The other day, i got in my GFs Nissan Versa and drove down to Starbucks. It frankly felt a little demeaning and I can understand someone not wanting to drive a cheap daily driver.
Old 01-23-2015, 06:57 PM
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A lot of posts here are coming from states with no mountains, like Florida. Bring your gasser to the Adirondacks of NY or Green of VT or Whites of NH and pull the same weight as the diesel trucks. No comparison, ask me how I know. I blew off a Chevy suburban 454 towing about equal loads up Mendon Mt in VT. I paced him in the climbing lane and gave him the nod. I let him squeeze ahead for1/8 mile and then blew his doors off in the steepest part of the pull, couldn't even see him in my mirrors at the top.
I tow round trip about 2600 miles every year, through mountains, hills, and flats driving to Florida, seems like I was the truck towing doing all the passing.
Everybody loves what they buy, so this can go on and on and on.
Be happy with your choice and let's not put down someone elses.
Diesel owners will own diesels....and gassers will own gas jobs.
Old 01-23-2015, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
You can't compare 175k miles to 400k miles. Plus a Toyota can't do this:



42' HydraSports Siesta
I think he said he might pull 10000lbs a couple of times a year. Not that
Diesel isn't worth a dam unless your towing heavy,often like you do. For the average person it isn't cost effective. Your in the hole $6-8000 over a comparable gasser right out of the shoot just for the engine. Not counting more expensive maintenance and fuel.
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Originally Posted by Design59 View Post
It is less about what you buy, and more about how you take care of it, and how you treat it while you own it. Despite the constant internet rhetoric, the reality of modern trucks is that most any of them will last to 250k.
Not true. I own a landscape business and we've had terrible repairs costs with Ford. Gas tank delamination, oil pans rotting, water pumps, turbos blowing up, ESPECIALLY the 6 liter diesel. We only buy Dodge & Chevy now. And we don't put a lot of miles on, ave 9k miles per truck per year.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
I think he said he might pull 10000lbs a couple of times a year. Not that
Diesel isn't worth a dam unless your towing heavy,often like you do. For the average person it isn't cost effective. Your in the hole $6-8000 over a comparable gasser right out of the shoot just for the engine. Not counting more expensive maintenance and fuel.
I was just mouthing off. Don't take this too seriously. There isn't an answer to this question that will satisfy everyone. This question is almost as bad as the one that asks who makes the best truck (Dodge!)

I should mention the RAV4 (non diesel) has a strong following on THT.
Old 01-24-2015, 06:20 AM
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I agree that everyone has there opinions and your asking the question to an open forum with lots of opinions. I have a gas and a diesel, both ford and my wife has a gas ford truck. The gas ford's are much more refined and more of a pleasure to drive daily. The diesel is a grizzly bear built for one thing, brute force. Unfortunately with half ton gasoline trucks getting good gas mileage and becoming more and more capable every year the 3/4-1 ton diesel's are overkill and not really needed for most people's needs. That doesn't mean that the guy driving boats around the United States for people doesn't have a real use for diesel but most folks don't and never will do that.
Old 01-24-2015, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cajflynn;7492935[B
]I was just mouthing off. Don't take this too seriously[/B]. There isn't an answer to this question that will satisfy everyone. This question is almost as bad as the one that asks who makes the best truck (Dodge!)

I should mention the RAV4 (non diesel) has a strong following on THT.
Gotcha
Isn't that so.
Old 01-24-2015, 08:23 AM
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You can not beat the "Cummins" engine
Old 01-25-2015, 03:00 PM
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100% cummins
Old 01-25-2015, 04:56 PM
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I spent about 4 miles behind and beside an extra-cab, slightly lifted Ram 2500 Cummins the other day. I have to say, that was one dammed fine looking truck. Everything below the truck looked way overbuilt for a 2500, and the body design has always been a great looking one. I was quite impressed by that truck- it stuck in my mind as a truck to have if you need to pull some serious weight.
Old 01-25-2015, 07:28 PM
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When I buy, I check the local newspaper classified and take a look at what everyone is getting rid of. This is my indicator of what is not worth investing in. So those vehicles come off my short list.

Then I check what the local city utility companies are driving, gas or diesel, 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton or 1 ton.
This is my indicator of economy.......
Old 01-27-2015, 06:39 AM
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wouldnt the number of vehicles being sold in the classifieds be about the same as the number of vehicles being bought at the dealership? Way more f150s than range rovers because there were more f150s sold in the first place?
Old 01-27-2015, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by manitunc View Post
wouldnt the number of vehicles being sold in the classifieds be about the same as the number of vehicles being bought at the dealership? Way more f150s than range rovers because there were more f150s sold in the first place?
While the F150 has been sold at the dealer, the buyer may have been happy and then would not unload the truck. But on the other hand if the buyer found the truck was crap or maybe he got caught up in the fad and decides to unload it.
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I know this is an old post, but curious on everyone's thoughts for the 2019/20 Diesels. Longevity wise, mileage, etc.... I drive a ton, 55/60k per year minimum, some towing, lots of highway. Thinking about the GMC 6.6 duramax 2500/3500 or the dodge. Would love some feedback.
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I love when I start reading a thread and check the date, it's current only 2 days old, crap no it's 5 years and 2 days old
Old 01-14-2020, 08:41 AM
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I drive a '15 duramax, only had a def heater replaced under warranty. Fuel mileage is what I consider very good. On the highway it gets about 18.5 to 19 mpg. Don't drive enough around town to know the city mpg. Towing 10-11k it gets around 9-10 mpg.
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I would do my research and buy something 3-5 years old to save on the depreciation costs. Take depreciation money and place in boat fuel tank.
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I never keep one long enough but man they are fun to drive.
Old 01-14-2020, 10:35 AM
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I figured OP was posting his 5 year update on what he got and how many miles.
Old 01-14-2020, 12:06 PM
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Ford f150 with 2.7 Ecoboost and your good.

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