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post #1 of 11 Old 08-28-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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New 6.7 as a daily driver?

Any thoughts on using the new ford 6.7 powerstroke as a daily driver, 80 mile round trip, mostly highway, during the week? The more I look, the more I like the new vehicles.

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80 miles each trip -OR- the whole week?

I run my '01 as my DD - I'm running 18 miles or a day RT. I don't mind running the truck. With a 38 gallon fuel tank, I can run about two weeks before refueling. There have been times when my co-workers and I go out to lunch. I offer to take 5 others with me (See my sig).

It's funny 'cause a guy at work asked me why I didn't buy an econo-box as my DD instead of driving my truck when diesel got up to $5/gal. I told him if I had to make payments, insurance on the car and buy gas for it, I could use that money to buy diesel. He acted as if I didn't understand correctly....but it's also interesting that when I do offer to carpool to a lunch or event, he's one of the first ones to sign up.


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Hi Daryl ....

Sorry Darryl - I spelled your name wrong.

Thanks. That's 80 miles (minimum, sometimes a little more) round trip 5 days/week.

I know what you mean about everyone jumping in on the carpool.

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80 miles a week?? I wish that was all I drove! I go more than that a day!

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Not a problem - your spelling is a lot closer than many I've seen.

I'm sure the newer trucks are more comfortable than ones like mine, but I enjoy driving it. I don't anything wrong with driving my truck.


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Maybe I wasn't clear ....

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80 miles a week?? I wish that was all I drove! I go more than that a day!

I drive 80 miles a day, five days a week (400 miles a week).



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I drive 80 miles a day, five days a week (400 miles a week).



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400 miles a week is nothing. I put that on in a day and a half.


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That's kinda my question ...

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400 miles a week is nothing. I put that on in a day and a half.
I know for a diesel it really is nothing. Do you think the startup, drive 40mi, shutdown and repeat would be tough on the new egr/dpf system? I sold an '06 Ram 3500 with a Cummins 5.9. I guess I did not appreciate what I had. Not one lick of trouble. All the new emissions equipment makes me worried. I appreciate all the input.
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Joe - I would think being on the road would be easier on the emission system than city stop-n-go traffic. You'll probably get better mileage too!


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Love mine as the daily driver. My work trip is pretty similar to you with a lot more pleasure driving, too. I'm seeing 18MPG no matter how I drive on a still very new '11 250 CCSB with 3.31

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