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Old 06-24-2012, 10:33 PM   #21
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Dmax_83, thanks for that information. I have spent a silly amount of time at the dieselplace.com and Duramaxforum.com this weekend. Tons of very help information at these sites. I am not sure how anybody learned thus kind of stuff before the Internet. Must have had to spend a lot of time in coffee shops and bars :-)
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #22
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A coworker of mine had two ford diesels then he got a Dmax. He love it. He had lots of trouble with the fords and no problems with the Dmax.
I had to lemon law an 03 & 04 6.0 powerstroke. I bought a 05 duramax & I have been happy with my decision.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #23
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Well, I must say I am pleased w/ our 2010 Chev Duramax (LMM), performance and maintenance costs. I do the oil/filter changes myself, buying parts/fluids online/sale ahead of time. It doesn't cost me anymore to maintain than our 2005 Toyota 4Runner. Parts/fluids may be a bit steeper, but the interval to change is longer. It works out fine. I struggled w/ the same gas vs. diesel decision 2 years ago and haven't been remorseful a bit.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #24
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I am surprised that no one is talking about the Dodge Ram Cummins diesel. I have had two and I would have kept my 07 Laramie except it was leased and in Canada the dealers would not negotiate so I turned it back in and bought not leased a 2010 Ram 3500 Laramie and couldn't be happier.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #25
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I seriously considered a Cummings but the DW didn't like the back seat of the crew cab and I didn't like the size of the mega cab. With 3 kids and a wife I had to consider more than the power train, but I did really like the performance of the Cummings during my test drive.
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I liked the Dodge Cummings but the DW liked the inside of the GMC better so we bought the Duramax. Both trucks are fine vehicles.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #27
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Pull a 30.5 Fifth wheel with my 2008 2500 HD 6.0 like its not there. getting 11.5 mpg 9mpg into a strong headwind. Very satisfied with the power & pulling abilities
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #28
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I love my Ford diesel. Pulls great. Good milage.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #29
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IF you drive in the mountains diesel is the way to go.. a gasser looses 2% performance for every 1000 feet of elevation gain.. this means to keep performance up you have to lighten the load... diesels have forced induction so this is not a problem...
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I too went from gas to diesel last year. I will never look back. Pulls like a freight train and gets decent mileage doing it!!
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