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Old 10-06-2005, 12:28 PM
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Looking for a new truck!

I am looking for a new truck to purchase. I am looking at the Chevy duramax diesel, Ford 250 gas, and Ford 350 diesel? I need some advice I think all should have no problem pulling the MC! I am currently pulling with my Tahoe. I have never owned a diesel, so any info would be great!!!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:26 PM
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Just a question, but why would you be considering a F250 w/o a diesel?

There is a huge ride difference in the F350 compared to the F250.
The Chevy is the quietest with the best ride, but I like the looks of the Ford. I think we have some diesel fanatics on the board that can break it down better for you.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:31 PM
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Just a question, but why would you be considering a F250 w/o a diesel?

There is a huge ride difference in the F350 compared to the F250.
The Chevy is the quietest with the best ride, but I like the looks of the Ford. I think we have some diesel fanatics on the board that can break it down better for you.
The Ford 250 is a gas engine, actually the 350 is too!! They are used they are asking around 30,000 fot the ford's with around 35,000 miles on "04" and $30,000 for the "03" GMC diesel with 85k miles on it! Is that alot of miles for a diesel with all highway miles?
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:38 PM
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Go with a F250 with Power Stroke. Maybe you can find a dealer that will sell new for emp. type pricing they were offering.
Just my , but it is your $30K to $40K
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:51 PM
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Yeah, for 30plus you can get pretty darn close to a brand new f250 Diesel...that's what I'd go for.

But, diesel go forever if you take care of them, thats not too bad for a diesel (85k), but for that kinda money I'd go new. You should be able to get em down to about 35 on a 4 door diesel.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:02 PM
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Found one for ya....and it has a 110 gallon tank.
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why ford or chevy, why don't you buy a "real diesel"- CUMMINS! But, haven driven all three, the chevy is the quietest, but doesn't get the economy IMO as the ford, but both pull real hard, and should last for at least 250k miles...my cummins is still REAL strong at 250 with not a problem one since I bought it....(100k ago)
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Found one for ya....and it has a 110 gallon tank.
That it, I found my dream truck! Thanks, for the info guys, I'm not a Ford type guy but now I'm thinking!!
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I have the 2500HD Duramax. Be glad to converse in a PM with my experiences in the GMC. It works well for me. GM is changing the Chevy and GMC body styles in 07. Personally I'd wait for the change if I were interested in a GM product.

GMC / Chevy truck forum ==>
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