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Old 08-28-2014, 01:14 PM   #21
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what are you talking about semi trucks for?

you seem terribly defensive about your decision to own a diesel...I am ok with your decision...lol
I'm using semis as an example that they don't put gassers in vehicles that travel high over the road miles. Never seen a gas semi, have you? Their sole purpose is miles and miles. Do yourself a favor and google "gas vs diesel life expectancy". You apparently will be surprised that my speculation is quite real.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:31 PM   #22
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Ok time to take a step back and breath. This type of question ALWAYS ends up with at least a couple of people getting very defensive. I say buy what works for you and don't worry about it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #23
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Ok time to take a step back and breath. This type of question ALWAYS ends up with at least a couple of people getting very defensive. I say buy what works for you and don't worry about it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:41 PM   #24
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The moderators agree its time to step back and take a breath on this one.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #25
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O.K. low heart rate here . All I wanted to point out is that when we were in Canada this past Summer, Diesel fuel was the same price, and sometimes actually cheaper than regular gas. Takin' deeep breaths.....
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:30 PM   #26
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I just like the smell and sounds of the diesel.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:45 PM   #27
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I did a little chart comparison on gas vs diesel before buying my gasser 2500 and for my driving habits and towing plans, the gasser was the better deal. I average about 8K - 10K miles a year and tow 10 - 12 times. It's also use mine as a daily driver and work is 5 or so miles away.

I averaged it all out for cost and such and it would take me almost 10 years to recoup the cost of the diesel upgrade, fuel price difference and maintenance price difference. I don't plan to sell in 10 years but by that time she'll be paid for and have less than 100K on the clock! Resale or trade value didn't factor into my choice but understand the diesel would bring more at trade or resale most likely (relative to condition, miles, maintenance, etc.)

I think another factor for saying diesel is the only way to go is I would think (might be wrong on this) most trade from a 1500 gas model to a 2500 diesel model and the difference would be pretty significant I'd think. Torque alone would make it feel different but the size of the truck helps with stability and so much more.

I've never owned a diesel so I don't know what they are like and I've yet to pull with my 2500 gasser to compare to the 1500 so again, just my thoughts on the topic.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:55 PM   #28
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I did a little chart comparison on gas vs diesel before buying my gasser 2500 and for my driving habits and towing plans, the gasser was the better deal. I average about 8K - 10K miles a year and tow 10 - 12 times. It's also use mine as a daily driver and work is 5 or so miles away.

That's my situation almost exactly, same mileage towing and commuting and yearly! And I came to the very same conclusion you did for my next truck. Only difference is I'm 3 yrs out from purchase... I figure I'm in a better position that way, it'll give Ram a chance to work out all the bugs in that awesome new truck!
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That's my situation almost exactly, same mileage towing and commuting and yearly! And I came to the very same conclusion you did for my next truck. Only difference is I'm 3 yrs out from purchase... I figure I'm in a better position that way, it'll give Ram a chance to work out all the bugs in that awesome new truck!
That's the only thing I worry about right now, are the bugs for a first year model! Hoping to have no issues but won't be disappointed if there are I don't think as the truck has exceeded my expectations so far!

I'm at a little over 600 miles and I've owned the truck for 7 weeks! I know my habits!! And 150 of those miles are in the last 2 days!
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:11 PM   #30
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fyi in my part of PA diesel fuel is 18% higher than gas. My diesel gets 40% better mpg. There is saving here on fuel. Would take lots of miles to pay extra cost but I like the diesel drive a lot better.
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