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post #1 of 9 Old July 15th, 2015, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on diesels

So I'm looking to buy a newer diesel truck in the 6 months or so. I've test driven the big 3 already and so far here are my conclusions just by driving them. They were all priced with in each other the Ford Lariat, Ram Laramie and Chevy LTZ. I like the Ford out of the 3, it has good power and the transmission is smooth, plus it's pretty tough looking. The Ram is a close second, interior is awesome, power is good but the transmission is clunky. The Chevy is alright, I like the interior, but the cabin sits too low to me and the windows are too small. Im used to my 2006 Silverado I guess, where it feels like I'm sitting higher and I can see everything. Power wasn't as peppy as the ford or ram and the Allison transmission is pretty damn good.

What are your thoughts on it? Also, I know I don't need a diesel to tow my stang around and can get by with my 2006 Silverado 1500, but I just want one.


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post #2 of 9 Old July 15th, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Im a fan of the PowerStroke as most of the people on this fourm probably are too. But I have heard some bad things. the 6.7 seems to me Like a great motor, but every time i go the my dealer, there are 2-3 different trucks there with blown motors. You never know if its from user error or manufacturing error. on the other hand, Almost all of my buddies have cummins trucks. they are all junk. especially the new ones. they cant keep them on the road for more than a week and a half before it goes in to the dealer for repairs and they are out their trucks for 2-3 weeks. ive heard a few things about the duramax, like they chew through tourqe converters and Chevrolet interior has always been crap IMO.. i wish toyota would get into the diesel game. i feel like it would make the big three up their game. Competition creates legends lol.

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I've really been impressed with the 6.7 Powerstroke. It's very smooth, quiet and powerful. I don't have any experience with the Chevy or Ram so I can't compare them. If I were you I would really sit down and think about buying a diesel if the only thing you are towing is your Mustang. I know you said you just want one but just consider the whole picture. Fuel is more expensive, maintenance is more expensive, parts are more expensive, the diesel itself is like an $8000+ option. Any of the big three half ton trucks right now are more than capable of towing the Stang, and are better to live with on a daily basis. They drive better, ride better, handle better, are smaller and easier to park.

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All are nice, I think I would go with the new dmax. That body style has grown on me.

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I've really been impressed with the 6.7 Powerstroke. It's very smooth, quiet and powerful. I don't have any experience with the Chevy or Ram so I can't compare them. If I were you I would really sit down and think about buying a diesel if the only thing you are towing is your Mustang. I know you said you just want one but just consider the whole picture. Fuel is more expensive, maintenance is more expensive, parts are more expensive, the diesel itself is like an $8000+ option. Any of the big three half ton trucks right now are more than capable of towing the Stang, and are better to live with on a daily basis. They drive better, ride better, handle better, are smaller and easier to park.
also where your located... if you ever get into any kind of cold you could have gel issues. i know most come with block heaters but still. it can be a problem even when driving down the road. Midwest Illinois there are a ton of diesel trucks running around. but it gets hella cold here and there are a hella lot of diesel trucks on the side of the road on cold days lol.

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Really kind of hard to call a cummins junk. Theyre a pretty solid engine,and have been for a long time.

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Diesels are the best for big trucks... or maybe everything, not sure.



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Really kind of hard to call a cummins junk. Theyre a pretty solid engine,and have been for a long time.
not the new ones. at least the 10 trucks that im around all the time. . the motor is okay but these guys have had them in the shop 24/7 And they dont even push em hard all the time. the truck as a whole is junk. ill say it again and again. the misconception is that dodge is a good truck becasue cummins. no, the cummins is an good motor if you treat it right, just like everything else. the problem is even if you treat the truck itself right its still going to fail, thats where the other companies prosper

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