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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 08:27 PM
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Haha mine is also a crew cab with a 8 ft service bed! It does alright for what it is. I shouldn't bash it too bad. It gets me from A to B. Better than my old 6.4 service truck that left me stranded.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:18 PM
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they are good trucks don't get me wrong but definitely no diesel. yeah they get the job done but they just burn more fuel in the process. lol but 6.4 dont get me started on them. the ford dealer told my boss they where the best motor ford has ever made. haha (that was a joke) he got raped on buying them, and will never here the end of that one. all 4 of them dont get anything over 8mpg. i dont see how you get stranded in that truck i find it so hard to believe.

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:30 PM
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I would stick to the diesel, I have the bug and doubt it'll ever let go.

that being said my dad has a 2010 sierra cc/sb with the 6.2 and I got him to get it tuned by Blackbear. Needless to say that thing flat out gets it.

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:47 PM
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Go with diesel but better prepare to spend all your money haha

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:44 AM
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I am curious as to how many miles you actually have on your truck, and I noticed you said you finally had to motor running good again, just need to finish the front end... I would just finish it, and keep it.

You also said you drive 90 miles to work a few times a week, if that's combined, not bad, if that's 90 miles one way, 180 miles a trip, x2 would add up quick and gassers don't age as good. And if you wanna keep a animal collision front bumper, it would bog down a gas motor....

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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 06:36 AM
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Do you have access to good gas? I only ask that because I have family in Northern Saskatchewan and they don't always have access to gasoline but diesel is abundant with all the mining and whatnot up there.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 06:50 AM
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If I were to look for a new or newer truck, I would consider a gasser in the equation. With all the emissions mess and cost of diesel, Some of the new diesels get worse millage than a gas. If you needed to tow, I would tell you to only look at the diesel. I would weight the ups and downs of both fuels(mpg, maint. cost, etc) and then go from there. Good Luck

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I drive 180 miles round trip and gone to the firehouse for three days. I use about a 1/4 tank doing about a 200 mile round trip. Then whatever small trips I take around the house to go fishing or hunting and obviously its not a lot of city sitting at lights very much.

I am averaging about 400 miles to a tank which includes idling when it's 20 or 30 below. The thought of putting more money into a vehicle that I've almost bought twice is really a driving force as too why I'm looking for another truck. Realistically I could get away with probably a 1500 but I don't want the real short bed and would like a crew cab but could do with an extended cab if needed now that the wife has a 2012 equinox we can travel in getting almost 19 mpg.

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