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post #1 of 6 Old 01-10-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Now worth the money?

From a performance standpoint only, are diesel trucks still worth the extra money after the EPA has starting coming down hard? Before this crackdown, one could go buy a truck, spend $2-4,000 and have a truck that would have 500+ whp/1,000+ lb of torque and still get 20mpg. Is now going to be worth spending $60,000 for a capable truck, or is a gas model, with a supercharger and less EPA restrictions, going to be a better performance option?
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You can spend 50, and have a 400hp and 800lb truck that gets 19 mpg and has a full warranty. The gas model is around 4grand cheaper with a lot less performance. I think the days of having a diesel just to have one are starting to dwindle. I don't need the truck I have now and when I replace it in 7-8 years it will be with a gas engine.

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Well...these trucks aren't an investment. They're a black hole for your money...just like other vehicles. But, some folks spend $60K on a car that can't even handle a sheet of plywood. So, to each his own....I bought what I liked and wanted.

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Awesome response! Everyone talks S^&* when you go out and buy a nice Stroke while they purchase a vehicle that couldn't hop a curb. I think they may be a bit overpriced but I do not have to call anyone to haul a damn thing. I love my new 6.7 Stroke.
I've had 3 6.0's and one 7.3. I love these trucks. Unless Ford takes money from Obama or starts building these trucks in China, I'll stick with the powerstroke.
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Ditto.
And...I second that last sentence too!

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