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Old 03-06-2018, 04:23 PM
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or my 60 mile round trip commute. The new small displacement diesels aren’t worth it to me.
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24-27 mpg as a daily commuter doesn't get your attention? The little 180 cubic inch diesels are surprising. But maybe you like filling up every fourth day.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:28 PM
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gas is cheap even at $4/gallon... cheap.. what is your phone bill a month??? nobody gets 27mpg commuting in stop and go traffic.. in a truck...

if you are worrying about 10mpg difference you might not have the money to own a $40+k truck a $50k+ boat and all the toys that go with it...
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:29 PM
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24-27 mpg as a daily commuter doesn't get your attention? The little 180 cubic inch diesels are surprising. But maybe you like filling up every fourth day.
My F150 has a 650 mile range on a tank.

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Old 03-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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Last week I had time to burn at my Dr. office since they were behind schedule and I picked up the Motor Trend truck of the year issue. The finalists were the F150 EB and 5.0 along with the Chevy 3500. Once again the reviews had the 5.0 right behind the EB in all performance tests, like tenths of seconds so pretty much insignificant in the real world and better mileage. So don't fall for the marketing hype of EB and buy the truck you like to drive the best and cost.
This exact topic came up on one of my race car forums recently and all the ford motor heads said purchase the 5.0 if you are buying ford. If GM get the 6.2 which is an awesome engine as well. Just comes down to personal preference and what you like to drive.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:39 PM
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24-27 mpg as a daily commuter doesn't get your attention? The little 180 cubic inch diesels are surprising. But maybe you like filling up every fourth day.
deleted and tuned it would get my attention.

the price of these half ton trucks with diesel engines will likely be close to the price of 2500s with diesels. if you're spending 50k on a half ton why not spend 55k and get an HD.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:50 PM
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OP, my dad has a '14 gmc 1500 with the 5.3. The 5.3 is no doubt a stout little motor with plenty of power, but he wishes everyday he got the 6.2. It will be a lot harder to find a 1/2 ton with the 6.2, but it's worth it. I've heard nothing but great things about that 6.2.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:55 PM
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gas is cheap even at $4/gallon... cheap.. what is your phone bill a month??? nobody gets 27mpg commuting in stop and go traffic.. in a truck...

if you are worrying about 10mpg difference you might not have the money to own a $40+k truck a $50k+ boat and all the toys that go with it...
Iíve already debunked your arguement here about 10 times. Itís a substantial difference. Iíve never, not once, met someone who would rather spend more money on fuel
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:09 PM
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gas is cheap even at $4/gallon... cheap.. what is your phone bill a month??? nobody gets 27mpg commuting in stop and go traffic.. in a truck...

if you are worrying about 10mpg difference you might not have the money to own a $40+k truck a $50k+ boat and all the toys that go with it...

I know gas is dirt cheap when you have to pony up an extra 5k for a little diesel. Your argument only satisfies yourself, and that is all that matters. Stop and go traffic gives me 21mpg on my 11 mile commute to work and around town. 12 in my old 6.0 HD2500. A 60 mile commute is most likely mainly highway. Highway is where you will see 27mpg, and if you GDE tune, it will go up. Delete it and you will see close to 30 on the highway, as long as you drive like a sane person. Think what you want, the numbers don't lie. Don't worry about my phone bill.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:19 PM
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gas is cheap even at $4/gallon... cheap.. what is your phone bill a month??? nobody gets 27mpg commuting in stop and go traffic.. in a truck...

if you are worrying about 10mpg difference you might not have the money to own a $40+k truck a $50k+ boat and all the toys that go with it...
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Iíve already debunked your arguement here about 10 times. Itís a substantial difference. Iíve never, not once, met someone who would rather spend more money on fuel
From Curver900's perspective, he or she thinks it's silly that people driving $50-60k on trucks are on forums *****ing about MPG, and I couldn't agree more. I think it's an absurd argument and per my standards those people are the ones that are likely make poor financial decisions throughout their lives. I drive a 2010 Tahoe that averages 13.8 MPG according to the computer and I can tell you in confidence that gasoline prices at $2 or $4 has zero effect on my lifestyle. Sure I don't want to pay more, but it doesn't effect me at all financially and I don't think it should effect anyone that is spending that kind of cash on a new truck. Like, that's laughable.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:19 PM
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Right now I'm heavily favoring the Ford 5.0L. I chuckle to myself when I see the thread has turned into a diesel battle. I'm in no way going to pay for diesel. I tow a relatively light load boat and that's it. This is one of the paths I saw the thread going to.

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