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Old 09-18-2013, 06:30 AM
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I'm am leaning toward purchasing my first diesel truck; 09 f250 crew cab 4x4. Many of my friends have been in my ear but they all drive Dodge and I just can't do Dodge, and since you gentlemen are living the dream I am picking your brains. What are the pros and cons of owning a diesel? My ears are wide open
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:45 AM
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Cons??? Hmmmm.....let me think.....no....nothing.

Seriously - Cons. Some things cost more for a diesel. Parts may be more than a gasser. Around here anyway, diesel fuel is higher than even the 91 octane gas. They aren't the greatest on MPG, they do okay, but don't expect 25 MPG.

Pros - Diesels pull like a herd of mules. They tend to go forever. (300,000 is easily achievable) Personally, I like that they clatter.

Those are mine - I'm sure there'll be others chime in.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:14 AM
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V8, twin turbos and 650 tq. What's not to love?

Seriously though. My diesel pulls trailers much better than a gas motor for many reasons, something I do nearly everyday.

Down side- generally more expensive. The maintenance alone makes them more expensive, 15 quarts of oil plus filter. Then add fuel filters on top of that.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:16 PM
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I was in the same boat as you this time last year when I bought my first diesel. I traded my silverado 1500 in on it (2008) scsb 6.4

Cons: expensive to maintain and expensive to repair if anything goes wrong.

Pros: tons of power especially after a tune and exhaust. Gas mileage is about even with my tuned 1500 Chevy. Can tow a lot more and handles a lot better while towing.


Overall I'd say if you have a reason for a diesel (towing or hauling) I'd say go for it. If it just serves as a daily driver and you are concerned about the price of up keep then I'd say stick with a gasser.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:40 PM
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Question, do you have anything to haul or a legit reason to have a diesel? Cause I sure don't, I just love diesel
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:44 PM
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Question, do you have anything to haul or a legit reason to have a diesel? Cause I sure don't, I just love diesel
That's a pointless question, I haul azz everywhere

2005 F350 CCLB FX4
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:46 PM
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That's a pointless question, I haul azz everywhere

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LOL why do I even ask these questions
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:50 PM
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That's a pointless question, I haul azz everywhere

2005 F350 CCLB FX4
Same here. But I used the excuse that my F150 wasn't going to last pulling my heavy azz trailer and 4 atv s up the mountain and the wife bought it hook line and sinker. Lol.

I will never go back to a gasser. EVER!

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