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Old 12-05-2012, 08:52 AM
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How to convince?

Hey guys,

So my dad is in the market for a new truck. He has been looking into the F-150's and Ram 1500's. I am trying to convince him to get a 250 with the 6.7. But he can't overcome the 8k premium for the new motor. How can I convince him?

He puts mostly highway miles on his trucks during the week driving to work. When he really uses his truck is on the weekends. We do alot of outside work ourselves and recently brought 4 truckbeds full of mulch home to landscape. The weekend before that we bought a pallet of rocks (5 big boulders) weighing in at 2500 lbs. He couldn't haul that in his truck so we had to get it delivered. Long story short, something bigger would be nice. But he still thinks the diesel isn't worth the 8k to get worse gas mileage and diesel is more expensive than gas around here. So help me! The big push is I know he would love it and I wanna "inherit" it lol.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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I'm getting 16.6 mpg...F350 long bed 4x4 6.7L...my Toyota Tundra 5.7L 2WD was getting 14.2 mpg. Going from 1/2 ton to 1 ton and improving mpg is awesome. The diesel costs more for a reason...power, torque, longevity, etc. if he can't use those benefits, a 150 should be his choice. Keep him away from those Rams though!
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if thats all you need a diesel for is landscaping around the house every year or so, the maintenance costs of the diesel doesnt really make it worth it. ECOBOOST f150. You will be able to get mulch and that easily, but chances of you needing to pick up big boulder ever again are not likely plus i wouldnt put stuff like that in a truck bed. Definitely needing a dump truck lol, something about boulders in a thin $60k pickup bed, doesnt even seem worth the risk.
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I'm getting 16.6 mpg...F350 long bed 4x4 6.7L...my Toyota Tundra 5.7L 2WD was getting 14.2 mpg. Going from 1/2 ton to 1 ton and improving mpg is awesome. The diesel costs more for a reason...power, torque, longevity, etc. if he can't use those benefits, a 150 should be his choice. Keep him away from those Rams though!
Ram builds a good truck. However, the F-150 with the ecoboost sounds like the right truck for your dad. If he's not hauling around a trailer and just landscape product, get the F-150.
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I agree he could definitely get by with an ecoboost just fine but with all the discounts the guys buying trucks are getting, I figured it would be worth it.


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The specs he would get are: Crew Cab, SRW, Short Bed, 4x4 w/FX4, Lariat, and of course 6.7.
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You will pay almost as much for an F150 as you will for a 6.7 F250, but in 5 years the F250 is going to be worth a great deal more for trade or resale. Plus you get a better truck to drive for 5 years with great power and a quiet engine.
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How is the F250 compared to the F150 as far as road manners, ride, etc?
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You will pay almost as much for an F150 as you will for a 6.7 F250, but in 5 years the F250 is going to be worth a great deal more for trade or resale. Plus you get a better truck to drive for 5 years with great power and a quiet engine.
The F250 will be $10k + in price alone, not to mention upkeep and maintenance on diesel vs. gas.

OP, from what you've said the f150 would be plenty for your dad's needs, I think the the only reason for him getting a 6.7 is to make you happy.

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Don't waste his money on something he clearly doesn't need.
Save the 8 K and buy him a trailer to haul what won't fit in the box....
I've got three different trailers depending on what I need to haul. I use my 1500 Silverado all winter long and haul plenty of weight (up to 9,500#) in the trailer with no problem. I even use my wife's Tahoe to tow up to 5K in the trailer with no problem..

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