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Old 08-28-2013, 07:29 PM
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I've been driving a F150 for 20 years. It's time for new wheels. If I were given a choice of a new Corvett or a Super Duty, but couldn't sell it, I'd choose the Super Duty. If i could sell the free vehicle, I would choose the Corvett, sell it, and buy the Super Duty. After owning a Nisson 350Z for 8 years, I only put 18k miles on it. I love driving a truck, and that is what I chose most days. I think the Super Duty is the best looking vehicle on the road. Every time I see one I stare. The family wants me to get another F150. I want a Super Duty diesel. Here's the dilemma. I own nothing to tow and only lug my golf clubs in the F150. Am I nuts? In need of therapy? Don't hold back what do you think? I didn't post this in the light truck, diesel, nor heavy truck threads to get unbiased opinions. so what do ya'll think?
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:27 PM
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I, too, love a diesel truck. However, if you don't tow, even occasionally, you will be paying a lot of extra money to purchase a diesel. But go with your heart; if that is what you want go for it. The Fords diesels are great trucks.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:44 PM
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I commute each day through Los Angeles traffic in a stick shift, diesel F350, you probably shouldn't be asking me

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Why don't you compromise a little? get the superduty, but get the 6.2. It will have the appearance you love and plenty of power, and the operative costs for maintenance will be much lower.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:32 PM
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The only thing I can say is that with current events like in Syria, prepare for fuel costs to go up to $5-6 or even more per gallon over the lifetime of any new vehicle now. Crunch some numbers regarding depreciation and fuel costs and if you can justify them, go for it. If your retirement is compromised, maybe think twice... A Superduty will always have resale potential because there will always be people who need them for heavy work use.

I have had a pickup or full sized van continuously since 1978 and have often used them as daily commuters. But I now have a small SUV for most of my driving (while the van sits most of the time), and have owned Corvettes and musclecars (including a couple 8 mpg 426 Hemi Mopars back in the day) so I appreciate those as well.

Good luck, and welcome to the site...whatever you get, buy a Ford so you can hang out somewhere on this great resource of a site.
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Not to mention, while the diesel is more expensive upfront, you will get that difference back when you go to sell it.

Go test drive it, if you like it, and the maths make sense - get it
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