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post #1 of 34 Old 04-27-2009, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody regret their diesel?

I'm in the market for a brand new pickup truck. Right now I'm divided between a 2500HD Silverado and an f-250.

The silverado, in all honesty, is a real nice truck. I like the features it offers, along with the interior, and the larger extended-cab setup. Also, every review I've read comments on the steering feel of the silverado compared to other trucks on the market. Additionally, the 6.0L gas engine is much more appealing than ford's current V8 (the V-10 just isn't a motor I want... it's just me and my weird preferences... Although the new BOSS motor seems very promising) offering isn't what I like.


However, I can't stop drooling over the fords. I personally like the nose of the 2007's better, but the new 2009's still catch my eye. And the interior isn't bad either. Plus, I love how you need to hop up into it!



I'm just curious, how are you guys liking your diesels. This'll likely be a daily driver used for weekend toy hauling (nothing big). Fuel economy is a bonus with the diesels, as is the extra power, which is why I'm even considering a diesel...
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in my opinion, you cant go wrong with a diesel.
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I liked the duramax, but hated the truck that went with it.

Ford is 5* all around!
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I regretted mine when fuel was 4.69/gal, but now that it costs the same as gas I'm back to being happy.

Mine does not get the great mileage towing that some folks claim. When I tow my 7500# RV I get around 9-11 mpg. That's a little better than gas, but not the 14-16 some folks claim they get.

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I think you would do well with either one but. ....
I have an 07 f250. The Silverado?? Even if they were to slap a Ford label on the silverado....i prefer not to buy an aluminum head /cast iorn block diesel motor AND I prefer the 6000 pound solid axle with manual hubs. The ride is comfortable but the 07-09's should hold up better for many years as a TRUCK...
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I use to drive a chevy silverado. loved the truck still miss it sometimes. but i will never go to gas again. i love the diesel. As far as Dmax Vs. Powerstrok . . . its all what you are going to be using the truck for. my purpose i wanted a truck that will work so i went with a f-250.


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Do the heavy duty Silverados have the same streering column troubles as the 1500s?

Bottom line, if you want a go to town truck by the Silverado,
If you want a truck you can beat on buy a Ford.
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As far as I can see, you are much better off with a diesel. Of course everyone in this forum enjoys diesels, so it's obvious what answer you will get.
Buy a diesel! They're more powerful, more durable, better fuel-economy and easier to maintain.
They are also relatively easy to modify, either with chip-tuning, propane-injection, intercooling or nitrous - or all of the above!
Being built as strong as they are, they can take quite a bump in output, without fear of blowing things up. Well - common sense still applies.
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Get a Ford. I love mine, minus the HG's problem. I had an 03 Sierra, it was ok but wasn't all that great as most ppl say they are. But it waas a turd for power. Once you go diesel you won't want to go back. The Ford in my opinon is just a better truck all around. Solid front axle, manual locking hubs, good automatic trans. (not hating on the allison), nicer interior, aggresive looking front eend. But thats just my worth. Hope this helps.

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Here how about this:

Only thing I regret is not getting one sooner.
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