The diesel decision...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jajwrigh, May 10, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Right now I am using and abusing my s10 and I am desperate need of a larger truck. I have decided to go with a big diesel because of gas mileage, torque, and longivity. Diesel owners...are you satisfied with your trucks?

    ADLAWNCUTTERS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    yes i had them for years .i will not buy anything else. diesel fuel is cheaper most of the time that gas and mileage is better, Buy the ford diesel the front end is better.
  3. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Would be hard to go back to gas. Love my F350
  4. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    Just a warning, you'll never want a gas motor again. Love mine.

  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Can't beat the diesel.............period.
  6. jlewis

    jlewis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I gave up my second S10 for this. No regrets what so ever.

  7. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Absolutely go diesel. I believe in diesel everything. They're cheaper to operate and maintain, have better pulling power, and get far better fuel mileage on cheaper fuel. If you're looking for a pickup, any of the 3 diesels out there will do you fine. I prefer the Dodge diesel as it's a true industrial diesel. Both Dodge & Ford have a solid front axle, meaning they ride rougher, but are more durable than the IFS of GM. As has been said, you'll never want to go back to gas again.

  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Get a Diesel and never look back. I don't know about the better gas mileage though, on the highways I can get from 20 - 27 mpg... but it's so much fun to drive I typically get sucky mileage in the city because it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much fun to drive (it fast).

  9. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Got a F250 PS, would not give this truck up for anything. Once you have one you will never go back to a gas. May cost more, but will last longer and pull a load like there is nothing behind you, even going up hills. Best of luck to you.
  10. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I agree with you, got mine in febuary of this year, and it is the best decision I have made. Soo much more miles per gallon compared to the old gasser. I am loving the power of it too.:cool:

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