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Offline jd540b

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Age old ?
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:55:35 pm »
Ok, so thinking of buying a new pickup.  3/4 ton basic gas job.  Any thoughts or experiences on the new ford, dodge, or gms.  Power-towing, durability, etc.  thanks.

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 08:50:04 pm »
As far as comfort goes, the ford is the most comfortable.
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 09:02:19 pm »
i bought a new ford a yr ago. nice truck. its diesel and its not plain its got everything

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 09:24:32 pm »
i bought a new ford a yr ago. nice truck. its diesel and its not plain its got everything
Me too. The best truck I have ever owned.
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 09:28:20 pm »
Pick a good dealer. All the new trucks are junk! They all break down and electronics suck!
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 09:45:00 pm »
If you get a 3/4 ton GM with a 6.0L motor be prepared for poor gas mileage.  I bought one last winter and am now preparing it for sale. 
Lots of toys for working in the bush

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 10:16:19 pm »
By far... the quietest, nicest riding, most comfortable pickup I've ever driven. I'm talking all three manufacturers.

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 10:55:45 pm »
I agree we took a friend of mines 15 2500hd duramax too indianna back in august it was a very comfortable truck. I am sure the fords are too I just don't have much experience with them
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 11:24:11 pm »
I have a Dodge diesel and would rather fight than switch. ;D Seriously, they are all good. Find a dealership you are comfortable with regardless of brand.
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 11:45:04 pm »
If you get a 3/4 ton GM with a 6.0L motor be prepared for poor gas mileage.  I bought one last winter and am now preparing it for sale.

Hmmmm... we have one with a 6 speed auto and it gets 15 -16mpg.  That spanks a lot of new diesels for mileage and not bad in my book for a truck like that.  Thats at 70-75mph btw.

The really bad thing about the truck though (2010 hd 2500) is the ground clearance,  always hitting rocks, you should see the under side.

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2014, 06:07:53 am »
if i only got 15mpg with a new diesel i would not be impressed. my 6.7 rarely gets les than 20mpg

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2014, 04:36:55 pm »
I have an 08 dodge diesel had alot of trouble with it till they did a full dpf and egr delete,,, I'd look at the new gmc
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 06:10:29 pm »
I have a Ford F 350 with a 6.7 diesel, nicest truck I ever owned.   I get 18 mpg with it stock.  Would do better with a chip and new exhaust, motor is very quiet too.
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2014, 06:28:56 pm »
I am not a ford man but that 6.7 is a real good motor. Best they have had since the 7.3 IMHO
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 07:02:28 pm »
Had to start the old GM vs Ford comparison.
I have F150 super crew; and like it well but GM has good truck as well.

I've had good Dodge trucks in past; but don't like the new models since brand went overseas.
Dont forget to check out the Toyota, but they are pricey new; but keep resale value

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2014, 07:52:43 pm »
 
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Hmmmm... we have one with a 6 speed auto and it gets 15 -16mpg.  That spanks a lot of new diesels for mileage and not bad in my book for a truck like that.  Thats at 70-75mph btw.

The really bad thing about the truck though (2010 hd 2500) is the ground clearance,  always hitting rocks, you should see the under side.
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There must be something wrong with my 2011 as I am only getting around 12.3 US gallons/mile.  My old Duramax would give me 20+ empty or pulling the trailer.  I do agree that the ground clearance is less than desirable on the newer GM's.
Lots of toys for working in the bush

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2014, 08:38:18 pm »
Bit the bullet and bought a  2015 f350 gas job.  9' Fischer plow-nice truck.
Was kind of forced into it-totaled my old pick up Sunday night in the height of our snowstorm.  Can around a corner to a 20" red oak that blew down across the road.  By the time it came into view I had about 2 seconds before I impacted into it.  Quick stop to say the least.  Didn't budge..truck was totaled but I walked away.  Lucky.

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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2014, 09:01:15 pm »
Wow. Glad u r OK 540b. That must have been a trip!
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2014, 09:14:50 pm »
Glad your OK.

What were you driving... airbags go off?

Congrats on your new ride.
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Re: Age old ?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 02:44:47 am »
Wow. Glad u r OK 540b. That must have been a trip!

Sounds like a sudden end to the trip to me.
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