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Ford vs Chev 3/4 Ton Diesel-Gas Mileage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ed2hess, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    We are trying to decide which one to get. We want to get a truck that has decent gas mileage, and don't want to back into some other problem. Could I get some feedback on gas mileage running around town pulling a trailer.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    If you want to stay away from problems then buy a GM
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Ive had a chevy 2500HD and a Ford F350. When buying new, I will buy a chevy. I sold my chevy for my ford and now I know next time I will deff. buy a chevy
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    my truck:

    2002 Chevy 2500HD
    6.0L gas
    4.10 rear..........for towing
    Extended cab, long bed
    47000ish miles on it

    i average 8.5mpg..........when it moves it 99.9% of the time has a 6x10 10,000 GW dump trailer behind it that weighs 2500lbs empty

    without the trailer i get 10-11......12 if i'm lucky..............road trips have been as high as 15
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    What kind of problem? I am interested in gas mileage as my number one item. I have 3 Ford trucks, 150, 250, and 350. The big ones get around 6 miles to the gallon, now that is a problem.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    6.0L gas is bulletproof, 155K on mine with zero problems.
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Most chevy owners, don't even know what a recall, or Service bulletin is. I didn't until I statred reading guys posts on here about Fords.

  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    honestly i do not know of a chevy that has serious issues..........now if it is overloaded and gas to the floor all the time, that doesn't count and those people are idiots that will put a hurt'n on any manufacturer's truck
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Out of those two, chevy no doubt. But overall, dodge/cummins is my vote for best fuel economy.
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I only have 23,000 miles on my chevy, but I would buy another one if I had to get another truck tomorrow.

    For gas mileage, get a tune. www.wait4meperformance.com provides tunes for the 6.0 gas chevy. I get about 12 in city towing, 16 highway empty empty w/ tune.

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