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Old 02-07-2010, 08:52 PM
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Im not doubting a diesel can get 20 mpg, but can a 4 wheel drive, four door get that? Also with 261K it can't get the same mileage as when it was new.
My 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 quad cab short bed 4x4 gets close to and sometimes over 20 mpgs on the highway depending how fast I drive and whether or not cruise control is on..

If you only plan on driving 12k or so a year, it would seem to make sense for a gas truck unless your pulling heavy weight 7500lbs plus 3-4 days a week. For the price difference between diesel and gas, you'll still be ahead despite to lower mpg.. Just my $0.02
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:31 AM
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Here's the thing....

Do I really NEED a diesel? NO

Do I WANT a diesel again? YES
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:51 AM
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Something you may consider is trying to locate a rebuilder (orange title here). I bought my 06 Chevy 2500 Duramax, LBZ, crew cab, 4x4, short bed for 18,500 about a year ago. It had 48,000 miles. I would have never considered buying a rebuilder if it were not dedicated as a work truck due to resale but it's a tow vehicle so works perfect for me. I will say to look them over closely. In my case I knew the person that bought it from the auction and did all the repair work (new bedside and left rear passenger door). I get about 18 mpg all stock. Sure you can get a little better with a light programmer. As i understand the LBZ was the last year before all the emissons bs and ran through mid 2007 (classic). Good luck.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:00 AM
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I have looked at rebuild titled trucks, but the do "scare" me a little. And since it will also be my personal truck, I want to make sure it is perfect. I have looked at a few, but I just can't bring myself to actually buy one.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:17 PM
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Well....high miles trucks are now out of the question. If it's a diesel it must have around 150k or less on it and I'm now also taking the Ford 7.3 diesel into consideration along with the duramax LLY generation. If I can find a loaded gas 1500 truck, I may even take that into consideration.

I've come to realize that I don't want to get into something that is going to be a money pit. And in realizing this, I figured the 260k truck is definately not the truck for me. I figure that if I spend $14k on a truck I don't want to spend another $6k on repairs over the next couple years. I need to be a little less picky in what I find and a little more open to what I find. But I also need to take a little more time to find what I want. I've only been searching for a little over a month, I've got plenty of time to find the right truck. I don't want to jump into something that I'm going to regret 6 months later.
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I would offer them 10k max.
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