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Old 09-16-2005, 06:44 AM
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WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SPENDING EXTRA FOR THE GMC 2500HD DEISEL, OR A REGULAR 1500 WITH A 305 V8 TO PULL THE OCCASIONALL BOAT AND TRAILER. KEEP IN MIND I DO DRIVE A LOT. PLUS THIS MAY BE A SERVICE VEHICLE WHICH DOES A LOT OF STOP AND GO. I DO AT LEAST 90KM PER YEAR ON MY VEHICLES. 20 GRAND IS RIDING ON THIS QUESTION.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:02 PM
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I would go with the diesel, better towing capacity, and better mileage. If you do go with diesel, make sure you get the 4x4, because they will get stuck on wet grass with that big engine.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:04 PM
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If it were me I would get the dodge with the cummins turbo diesel in it, thats the best midsize truck diesel they make. That's a fact!!!!
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:44 PM
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As a auto dealer I have had many classes on this topic since gas has weny up. My advice is that Dodge has the best motor, but the worst tranny, Ford has good looks and a powerful motor 6.0 , much better that the old 7.3, tranny is middle of the road. Chevy now has a 6.6 duramax which is supposed to get better mileage than gas but in reality it only gets a few miles more. Pre- 2003 duramax's have way better mileage than there newer brothers. All motors will kill you at the oil change. 50 plus buck for a oil change. Chevy has better resale value and the best tranny. The allison tranny is tough to beat. Right now if I had to choose, it would be a Ford F-250 middle of the road on all aspects. You can wait until next year and get a Dodge , Cummins turbo diesel 6cyl with the Allison tranny. Yup! it's going to happen. Can't wait until that beast comes out.... Right now the best truck you can buy is diesel powered, they are cheaper than they will ever be right now.
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:29 PM
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Ours is The 24V with a jake brake ( we haul alot of horses), 5 on the floor with granny gear, and it has a dayna 80 tranny in it, which I like better than the allison.
Just my two cents though.
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Old 09-24-2005, 10:07 AM
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So did you ever find or buy the truck?

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Old 09-24-2005, 06:06 PM
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I WON'T BE GETTING THE TRUCK TILL APRIL. OVER IN AUSTRALIA WORKING TEMPORARILY TILL THEN ( KANGAROO HUNTING IS TOO EASY, CHIPMUNKS ARE A BIGGER CHALLANGE ). I'M DOING MY SHOPPING NOW SO I CAN HAVE A NEW VEHICLE IN THE DRIVEWAY AS SOON AS I GET HOME. I REALLY APPRECIATE BEING TOLD OF THE CUMMINGS IN-LINE SIX. I'M GIVING IT SERIOUS THOUIGHT EVENTHOUGH I COME FROM A GM TOWN.
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I'm a FORD man!
Gotme a 2004 F-250 4x4 6.0 diesel extended cab long bed. Banks Power computer and exhaust and some bald tires.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:33 AM
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here's the best truck ever!
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Old 09-25-2005, 02:17 PM
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I'm a Dodge man!!!

Get the dodge with the cummins 24v. The dayna 80 is the best way to go.
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