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New truck?

Postby Greenhead329 » Sun May 04, 2008 9:59 pm

Guys i may be having to get a new vehicle. If so id be getting something in the 2002-2005 range.

considering mainly 1/2 tons or maybe an f-250, chevy 2500.
But the 1/2 ton mainly....
Looking at chevy/gm, toyota and nissan..ford as well but not so much due to the gas guzzling.

Whats some things you have noticed, have or have not liked about your trucks....serious replies please

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Postby Pillowcasr » Mon May 05, 2008 6:08 am

Buy toyota, made in america, prolly more econoimical.

OR buy a deisel so you can pay over four dollars a gallon.

What do you need a truck for?

If I didn't need my truck for work, I'd be driving a hybrid. - not only good for the environment, but you feel better that you are not contributing to our dependency on Middle east oil.
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Re: New truck?

Postby rmh » Mon May 05, 2008 6:28 am

Greenhead329 wrote:Guys i may be having to get a new vehicle. If so id be getting something in the 2002-2005 range.

considering mainly 1/2 tons or maybe an f-250, chevy 2500.
But the 1/2 ton mainly....
Looking at chevy/gm, toyota and nissan..ford as well but not so much due to the gas guzzling.

Whats some things you have noticed, have or have not liked about your trucks....serious replies please

Thanks in advance


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Postby Smackaduck » Mon May 05, 2008 6:41 am

I guess it all depends on what you plan on doing with it and how big your family is. If it were just me and I had to do nothing but drive it as a commuter, Id go back to a toyota with the 2.7. It was a good motor and a good truck. However after buying diesel I will never go back to gassers just because of the ability to haul a load and maintain decent mileage. I can pull a medium load with mine and average 15 mpg. Pulling that exact same load in the last gas rig got me 9.5 mpg.
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Postby jehler » Mon May 05, 2008 6:52 am

smack what diesel do you have? I'm looking at a ford f-450 crew cab with the powerstroke. 15 mpg would almost double the milage I get now while towing
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Postby Greenhead329 » Mon May 05, 2008 10:35 am

I have a ford f-150 now. I get 10.5 mpg driving around town and 13 onthe interstate...was wanting a truck that got at least 14 around town

Pillowcaser I am fixing to need a new truck and can only afford one vehicle at a time. therefore I need a multipurpose vechicle, one to haul hay and feed...one to carry me around town..one to haul supplies for repairs on the farm and something to tow my boat, grass cutting equipment and carry my 4wheeler
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Postby Pillowcasr » Mon May 05, 2008 10:37 am

I'm a dodge guy, but for what you need it for I say YOTA!
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Postby Pillowcasr » Mon May 05, 2008 10:40 am

whoops, and I say that because they are made by american hands in america.

I know the profit goes to Japan but the wages and jobs are here in the USA Like it should be.

If my dodge wasn't paid for, I'd do the same. My Dodge was made in Mexico. but the profits go into some big corporate guys pocket.
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Postby Smackaduck » Mon May 05, 2008 12:11 pm

jehler wrote:smack what diesel do you have? I'm looking at a ford f-450 crew cab with the powerstroke. 15 mpg would almost double the milage I get now while towing


That 450 is a fox. I dont know about mileage though. Ive got the 5.9 cummins. 3/4 ton. Some friends of mine have bought the new one with the 6.7 and right now mileage sucks. We went on a short trip pulling my boat and I got 17.8 average. He pulled it on the same route and got 14.4. Its still pretty new but I dont think It will ever get the mileage that the pre emmision trucks got. All the new diesel trucks have alot of emissions junk in line that needs to go to make them more effecient.
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Postby CarlyleHunter » Mon May 05, 2008 2:33 pm

I would go with the f-250. It may only guzzle gas for the first 10,000 miles. The more miles you put on it the better it does. I say ford is the way to go. If your going to be pulling much its a no brainer ford.
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Postby magnum12 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:11 am

Another option you could consider is the newer dodge 1500's with the MDS system. This system can only be found on the Hemi's but it will shut down 4 of the cylinders when your driving down the highway or anywhere you can maintain a constant speed. I was buying a cold air intake for my Power Wagon, (yes, I get 12 mpg down the freeway :smile: ) and talked to a guy who has a 2WD 1500. He said he is getting about 20 down the freeway cursing at around 70. The 4X4 will get a few miles less but still is not bad.
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Postby roughstock23 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:24 pm

I just bought an 04 dodge 1500 4x4 and love it. I get about 20 - 22mpg on the highway with my big dog boxes on and average 15.3mpg per tank of fuel. And that's with the 5.7 Hemi. Great all purpose truck.
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Postby jolejnik4bmx » Tue May 13, 2008 10:49 am

get a toyota tundra!!!
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Postby magnum12 » Tue May 13, 2008 2:47 pm

what kind of mileage are you getting with your Toyota? Is it a 4X4?
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Postby ray martinez » Tue May 13, 2008 6:34 pm

I have a 2004 ford f150 4x4 crew cab,but next time Ill get a 2500 they handle loads better.
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Postby sheerperfection » Wed May 14, 2008 8:53 pm

i got an 08 chevy and hwy I'm getting 19-21mpg doing 75 and it has the flex fuel system as well but its ur call but just comen from me dont get a dodge.....
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