I have been doing a lot of shopping around, reading, and have learned a lot I think about diesels
. Now I am wondering if diesel is the right way to go.
First of all the truck will not be my primary vehicle, my truck spends about 90% of the time towing which is a plus for the diesel. I only get about 9mpg with my 08 chevy 1/2 ton.
On the other hand it will spend a lot of time in the barn just sitting which I have heard is bad for a diesel, especially the 6.0 which will most definitaly be what I will buy. Is this true and is there anything I can do to it while it's sitting to protect it?
I don't really want to buy a $20,000 truck and spend a bunch of money to "Bullet Proof it", but I am also not really planning on doing any mods. Although I have heard you can get great performance and economy while towing with a few tuner adjuestments.
I would like to buy a truck that will last 10+ years as well.
I love the smell, the power, and the whole diesel experience, I am not totally sure if its worth the added cost.
As I type this post I believe I am making a pretty good case for myself to go with the diesel. My concern is the fact that I don't have the time to do a bunch of work to a truck I just bought and the issue that it will spend a lot of time just sitting or going on short trips around town. Any input you have would be appritiated.