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PostSubject: gas or diesel?   Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:46 pm

Im going to be in the market for a new truck. We got a 4 seat sxs now. So of course we now need a crew cab truck. Whats your opinion on both?! Take in mine that the only time I haul anything is when we put the mav on are trailer and going riding. It would also be a daily driver
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:53 am

My 2012 gas F-150 has plenty of guts to pull my XP and my Dad's Ranger to Taylor Park in Colorado and average 12 mpg. through the mountains. I pull an 18ft. auto hauler. Ford engine and tranny braking is really nice too.
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:37 am

If all you are going to haul is one four seater a diesel is way overkill. Even a half ton is overkill. My wife's Highlander can handle that job. But if you are eventually going to get a toy hauler camper to haul your buggy in a diesel is in order.

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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:38 am

I have to agree with these guys. If the only thing you are going to haul is the buggy then a gas truck is fine.

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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:01 am

X4! And unless you find a good deal on a diesel, and you wont. It takes a long time to make up the difference in price vs fuel savings too.

Having said that. I would never go back to a gas truck over a diesel for several reasons and towing is one of the main ones.
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:05 am

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X4! And unless you find a good deal on a diesel, and you wont. It takes a long time to make up the difference in price vs fuel savings too.

Having said that. I would never go back to a gas truck over a diesel for several reasons and towing is one of the main ones.

Now I really have to agree with Dodd on that.  allright 

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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:52 am

I don't plan to buy brand new. Im leaning towards a diesel since you never know! I may be hauling a toyhauler in a few years. Plus you can do work and up the mpg's and a diesel engine last a lot longer normally than a gasser!
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:00 pm

If your into FORD's check out the V6 eco boost,  also 4th quarter of 2014 the new 2015 body style is coming out (all aluminum body)
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:05 pm

If you go Ford and are buying used. the 6.0 and 6.4 diesels had problems But if they have had the EGR delete done, the regeneration turned off and the PDF filter removed and on the 6.4 a coolant filter added then they should be good to go. The 7.3 if you can find one is the best diesel ford had IMHO. A diesel is more expensive to fix maintain and feed than a gas engine. But for towing you cant beat the diesel.
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:23 pm

Tough to find low miles used diesel. Give yourself plenty of time to find one.
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:53 pm

im going to sell my daily driver car instead of trading in on new ride.. So it plan on having 3 or 4 months to look
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:32 pm

What brand would you be looking for?
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Time you figure in the higher cost of fuel the difference in mileage is about the same. Also the maintenance cost are higher
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:23 pm

Yep, like everyone else...Gas if this is the only thing you haul. My daily driver is a '10 F150 with a 5.4 and I have no problem pulling a 30' enclosed trailer with 2 SXSs & 2 4-wheelers plus all our gear. I set the cruse at 80mph and forget it. I average 14.9mpg not hauling and 10.2mpg with the trailer loaded running 80mph. The newer F150s with the V-6 Eco-boost will do much better on mpg.

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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:49 pm

BluDevil wrote:
What brand would you be looking for?


im really not brand loyal
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:50 pm

BTW when I say daily driver I mean that it would be Friday thru Sunday as I have a work car that I drive Monday thru Thursday..
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:46 pm

If you keep a vehicle for more than 5 years and you plan on hauling heavier loads in the next year, you should consider a diesel. If not, look at the half tons out there. Better MPG, except when towing a load. Even when I tow my 14 foot utility trailer with fire wood or the RZRS on it, I like the Diesel better. Like Scott said about the Ford diesel, stay away from the bad ones. On the older Duramax's, 2004.5 and newer only. 2004 and down had internal injectors in the heads. Dodge, I don't know much about them.
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:01 pm

I hope everyone with the Eco Boost F150 is getting better mileage than my work truck. The best I've seen is 14 on a trip to Pa and it averages 8.5 to 9 everyday driving!
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:16 pm

I like how everyone says gas if I only plan on hauling the mav but then says the would never own another gasser lol
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:37 pm

I prefer the gas trucks. IMHO
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:40 pm

girdlerrzr wrote:
I like how everyone says gas if I only plan on hauling the mav but then says the would never own another gasser lol

You would have to haul something with a diesel to understand. One thing is pulling up hills. My F-350 never hits passing gear when pulling up hills. I set cruse at 79 and it stays at 79. No in and out of passing gear.

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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:56 pm

Nothing better than a diesel pulling anything just higher costs all around but better resale and much more confidence inspiring especially if it is the new 6.7 ford diesel can't beat it. pot 
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:08 am

ive been looking at local dealers and online at ebay but nothing really helpful..anyone got any good sites to look for trucks?
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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:50 am

I've got a 2012 Silverado for sell. It's gas 5.3 automatic with around 16000 miles on it. Just put it on Craigslist yesterday.

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PostSubject: Re: gas or diesel?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:30 am

girdlerrzr wrote:
BTW when I say daily driver I mean that it would be Friday thru Sunday as I have a work car that I drive Monday thru Thursday..

I bought my diesel when I was in the same boat as you and diesel was cheaper than gas. I had a company car up until when I changed jobs recently so my truck was pure for towing/pleasure. In 7 years I have put about 45K miles on it. However, I say 30-35,000 of that was towing a trailer so the diesel worked out for me. I'll second above, unless you plan to do a lot of towing, I'd buy a gasser. Much cheaper to maintain and unless you put high miles on it you will not really see the fuel economy benefits of the older diesels to gassers.

I just had buddy tow out to Colorado for a week of wheeling towing about 6,5000 lbs in one of the new Ford Ecoboosts and he said he got an average of 12mpg so that is pretty darn good in my opinion.
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