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Old 08-29-06, 05:18 PM
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I just bought a ford F250 Diesel today!

Well my wife and I took advantage of the 0% financing for 72 months and bought an F250 Diesel four door truck today. We have a 30 foot trailer we were hauling with my F150 that handle poorly on the road. Going to be taken the new truck and the RV accross the Mackinaw Bridge this weekend camping. The truck is amazing, I love the power it has and how high it sets up off the ground. Its an XLT with intergrated towing system, power seats, the works. My wife told me she is going to bury me in this truck with the price tag it came with.
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People here for the most part hate American cars. But anyway, congrats.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
People here for the most part hate American cars. But anyway, congrats.
Actually, I for the most part hate "American" cars (tho I consider less and less to be "American").

But I do like American Trucks. I still think they have a leg up on foreign trucks, unless you are talking a small compact truck.
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Congrats on your new purchase, but I hope you know you will be paying a shit-load of money for gas.
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Congrats. I am very jealous.
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Why would you be jealous? You drive an element. And a minivan.





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I have an '89 F250 and I would love to have a newer one.

Oh wait...you are making fun of my cars.
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pics?
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Congrats on your new purchase, but I hope you know you will be paying a shit-load of money for gas.
I'm willing to bet that truck gets better mileage than you think.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan
I'm willing to bet that truck gets better mileage than you think.

The Dodge gets pretty good mileage, but it is a 6 cylinder instead of the big 8 cylinder of the Ford. Most people that I know tend to get 18 or so on the highway. Pulling a trailer could bring that down a lot. But you don't buy it for mileage. It is a beast.
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one thing about people not knowing why people buy diesel trucks...

it's because they either need it for haul/towing or just to have and they can just burn all the diesel they want...

further more, for such a heavy rig, getting high teens for mileage is really good.
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I bought it because I needed it to pull my RV around, plus diesels get better gas mileage when your pulling things, and normally a diesel engines last a very long time. I don't understand why people here hate American cars, thats all I would ever buy. Here in Michigan people will make comments to other people who drive foriegn cars, thats no joke. Down in Detroit they have billboards up saying buy American autos. People in Michigan are very sensitive about what you drive.
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Honda is more of an American car than most "American" cars.

I'm not a fan of most American company cars, but they are still the ones to beat when it comes to trucks. No doubt.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Honda is more of an American car than most "American" cars.
That's a good point. Hondas are being assembled by Americans in America. GM wants to move their plants to Mexico.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
The Dodge gets pretty good mileage, but it is a 6 cylinder instead of the big 8 cylinder of the Ford. Most people that I know tend to get 18 or so on the highway. Pulling a trailer could bring that down a lot. But you don't buy it for mileage. It is a beast.
That was my point. My guess is that Bluelitespecial thinks that the bigger the truck, the more gas you waste. I have a compact truck with a regular cab, and I get 18mpg at best. And virtually no real SUV does much better. A big diesel is not a gas hog, really.
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Thanks LurkerBob!!!!!
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Now you need to get a set of trucknutz.

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Yeeeeeeehaaaawwwwww!!!
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Great picture. It shows how most people driving these monsters seem to park.

Regarding "American" cars, I don't "hate" American brands, but they're inferior when it comes to sedans, and I'm not going to waste my money on one.

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I have been driving a diesel truck since 1996 and just traded from a F-350 dually to a 2002 F-250 with a 7.3 powerstroke. I was a little afraid of the 6.0 engine because I know some guys who have them and their fuel milage isn't that great. I have had three of the 7.3 engines and they all have gotten pretty good milage. My F-250 is getting right at 20 in every day usage. I would reccomend a chip or programmer. You can't believe how much of a difference it will make. More milage and power. The programmer is easier to install and un-install when taking the truck in for servicing.
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Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson
Now you need to get a set of trucknutz.
And a set of these

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Originally Posted by bobe
I have been driving a diesel truck since 1996 and just traded from a F-350 dually to a 2002 F-250 with a 7.3 powerstroke. I was a little afraid of the 6.0 engine because I know some guys who have them and their fuel milage isn't that great. I have had three of the 7.3 engines and they all have gotten pretty good milage. My F-250 is getting right at 20 in every day usage. I would reccomend a chip or programmer. You can't believe how much of a difference it will make. More milage and power. The programmer is easier to install and un-install when taking the truck in for servicing.
Isn't that an odd deal? A friend of mine with a Dodge had the chip go out on him while he was in Canada. They replaced it with a secondary market one and suddenly he was getting up to 24 on the highway...in a freaking deisel pickup. I don't know how the chips do it, nor do I know why they aren' installed at the factory.
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My RV dealer told me about those chips. I don't think I am getting into that stuff. I have always liked diesels engines. I am waiting patiently for the 2007 Grand Cherokee diesel to come out for my wife. I think that is gooing to be a good buy. Here in Middle Michigan there is an ethonal plant being built by a group of farmers, I think we are going to be seeing a lot of biodiesel and biofuels in the coming future in America, or at least here in my area.

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