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Old 11-21-2011, 06:53 AM
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Good Decision

Drove by the gas station this morning,unleaded 3.13 per gal. diesel 3.96 gal.Its lookin like trading the 6.0 for the 6.2 was a good decision!
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:51 PM
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I agree with you, but I have a case of diesel mpg envy. 10mpg's sucks...
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I agree with you, but I have a case of diesel mpg envy. 10mpg's sucks...
I agree with you about the 10 mpg. But $1.00 more per gallon suck more, oh yeah, the extra $8000 for the diesel wouldn't feel to good either. Takes 8 years to pay for with the 6.2 getting 11 and the 6.7 getting 18, and that is driving 20,000 miles per year at $1 more per gallon, that's what it is here in the Detroit area.
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You're preachin' to the choir brutha!

(i just like to complain at times, seems I may have a case of the Mondays...)
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I agree with you, but I have a case of diesel mpg envy. 10mpg's sucks...
is the 10mpg towing ? my truck has been getting 14-15mpg on hwy and got 8.3 towing 30ft travel trailer last trip it proly weigh around 8,000lbs those numbers are just a little less than what i got with my 6.0l
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10 MPG all stop and go city driving. Do very little highway driving and when I do, it is around 14-15. My tuner in Economy mode is awesome and will get around 17 on the highway doing 70. 5 Star did a great job and do recommend them for better performance.
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10 city, 13-14hwy...

Pittsburgh ain't the flattest area either so I know that's not helping.
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We are not very hilly here, but the paved roads are almost like dirt roads as fas how smooth the are.
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We are not very hilly here, but the paved roads are almost like dirt roads as fas how smooth the are.
I'll second that LOL!...I worked in Monroe last year and was staying in Romulus and the roads were pounding the crap out of me. 7 weeks of that was way more than enoughLOL!
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I agree with you about the 10 mpg. But $1.00 more per gallon suck more, oh yeah, the extra $8000 for the diesel wouldn't feel to good either. Takes 8 years to pay for with the 6.2 getting 11 and the 6.7 getting 18, and that is driving 20,000 miles per year at $1 more per gallon, that's what it is here in the Detroit area.
More than likly the price differance will once again settle at .40 cents more per gallon for diesel. But even at that the cost per mile, factoring in extra diesel costs, higher maintaince costs are the same as my 6.4. Tye only reason I would go with a diesel again would be if I absolutly needed the extra power, and even though Im carrying 4K#s in the bed I have all the juice I need with the 6.2 , with non of the headaches and idiocincracies of a diesel. Good decision.... oh yea.
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If you drive 12,000 miles a year, at 10 mpg, that's 1200 gallons of gas.

Say a diesel got 12 mpg, same 12,000 miles a year, that's 1000 gallons of diesel fuel. (for your type of driving)

1000 gallons of diesel at 4 bucks a gallon = $4000

1200 gallons of gas at 3.15 a gallon = $3780

Net difference = $220 saved with gas, per year.

Diesel option cost is say $7500 bucks (or close to it) = 7500 / 220 = 34 years to pay off.

If you double the mileage per year, to 24,000 miles a year, the time to pay off is cut in half, to only 17 years....

Quadruple the mileage you drive, to 48,000 a year, and the payoff time is reduced to ... 8.5 years...but then the truck will have 400k miles on it.

Clearly, the diesel options is only worth it if you need to pull lots of weight and/or put a lot of miles on your truck. This does not take into account maintenance...

Even if the diesel mileage is 14 mpg, the payoff time for those who drive the average amount (12k miles/year), is still measured in decades...

Sorry for the thread hijack...
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If you drive 12,000 miles a year, at 10 mpg, that's 1200 gallons of gas.

Say a diesel got 12 mpg, same 12,000 miles a year, that's 1000 gallons of diesel fuel. (for your type of driving)

1000 gallons of diesel at 4 bucks a gallon = $4000

1200 gallons of gas at 3.15 a gallon = $3780

Net difference = $220 saved with gas, per year.

Diesel option cost is say $7500 bucks (or close to it) = 7500 / 220 = 34 years to pay off.

If you double the mileage per year, to 24,000 miles a year, the time to pay off is cut in half, to only 17 years....

Quadruple the mileage you drive, to 48,000 a year, and the payoff time is reduced to ... 8.5 years...but then the truck will have 400k miles on it.

Clearly, the diesel options is only worth it if you need to pull lots of weight and/or put a lot of miles on your truck. This does not take into account maintenance...

Even if the diesel mileage is 14 mpg, the payoff time for those who drive the average amount (12k miles/year), is still measured in decades...

Sorry for the thread hijack...
I know what your talking about, but the diesel will get more like 17-18 in the city and around 20-22 on the highway. So in the long run over a very long period of time you would save. But that is only on fuel, the mait. is higher then gas too so you have to figure that in too.
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I know what your talking about, but the diesel will get more like 17-18 in the city and around 20-22 on the highway. So in the long run over a very long period of time you would save. But that is only on fuel, the mait. is higher then gas too so you have to figure that in too.
whoever told you that they got 22 mpg lied right to your face!
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whoever told you that they got 22 mpg lied right to your face!
The 6.7 is very capable of this number, not sure about previous years...
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my brother's 6.7 has gotten 18.5 as a best on the highway....anything's possible I suppose, but it doesn't seem likely.
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