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I would look for a 93 honda (35MPG) for that commute and look into WVO. It may be difficult to unload the truck at this point.
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WVO? Buying a 2nd car is not feasable. Extra insurance, HOA issues etc. Just not an option. and I don't like driving 350mi/wk in a beater, when I have $50k+ of truck sitting at home getting messed with my neighbors and whomevers. I've done the whole having a beater ecno car this past year... sucks.

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its hard to give up your truck. at least it was for me. took me 3 times of listing and cancelling my own auction cause i didnt want to do it but when i did, i immediatey saw the savings. after about 4 or 5 months, here i am buying another one lol. cant seem to go back to a gaser but hey, you gotta do whats best for you. and its not like you cant ever get another later on if you choose to sell. remember tho gas is going to the $4 mark by may and the f150 probably gets the same mpg as the stroke. decisions decisions. good luck man

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Sounds like you know what ya gotta do. It sucks but quality of life is more important. My .02.

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i wouldn't even consider it, but your situation is what it is and you seem like you've pretty much got your mind made up. ..but those 5.4s don't get much better mileage man.

personally i'm with DM, i'd get a 4 banger to drive to work, but if you can't really afford the PSD then i doubt another car is in the budget.

best of luck man & if you get rid of her i'm sure you'll be able to swing another one in the future.

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Yeah I'm looking at the MPG & fuel cost like this: They both get the same MPG numbers, and they both eat $4/gal fuel. I'm expecting gas to go up to $4/gal. However, I still have no payment, insurance will be significatnly lower, etc etc. Overall the bigger picture it's much cheaper. trust me, I don't want to sell my truck, I just bought it and got it like I want. But when It's a bit to large to park, doesn't fit in the garage, people look at you funny for being 25 and driving a truck like that, maintance costs are crazy, the last nail in the coffin is $4/gal+ fuel. I've been thinking about this for 1wk now... seems like my only option. either pay the diesel and live at the edge of poverty every month, or take the shot and buy an older F150 outright and start saiving the Payment and other things every month. Between my Fuel & truck payment alone I burn up half my take home income. Yeah it sucks everyday you wake up you are poorer than then when you went to bed the night before.

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you could always sell yours and buy an older(cheaper) PSD. money spent on fuel may be the same amount, but at least you'd still have a powerstroke, and you wouldn't have near the truck payment. just an idea.

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Yeah I'm looking at the MPG & fuel cost like this: They both get the same MPG numbers, and they both eat $4/gal fuel. I'm expecting gas to go up to $4/gal. However, I still have no payment, insurance will be significatnly lower, etc etc. Overall the bigger picture it's much cheaper. trust me, I don't want to sell my truck, I just bought it and got it like I want. But when It's a bit to large to park, doesn't fit in the garage, people look at you funny for being 25 and driving a truck like that, maintance costs are crazy, the last nail in the coffin is $4/gal+ fuel. I've been thinking about this for 1wk now... seems like my only option. either pay the diesel and live at the edge of poverty every month, or take the shot and buy an older F150 outright and start saiving the Payment and other things every month. Between my Fuel & truck payment alone I burn up half my take home income. Yeah it sucks everyday you wake up you are poorer than then when you went to bed the night before.
i understand all of that except for the part about ppl looking at you funny.. who the f cares man? the parking thing doesn't bother me either, it's a small price to pay imho.

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My friend just sold his F150 with the little gas motor. Best mileage he ever got was 11.2 mpg. My 96 is getting 13.6 with the new Wildman chip and my heavy foot. The burger joint pours the fryer oil into a barrel and the grease goes into a tallow dumpster. Just need to filter and setup a fuel heater, fuel tank and pump. I only need two fillups a month @ $120 each.

Gas will go to $5 then $6.50 before you know it.
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