What should I do?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by iluvscag, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    I currently have a 2011 GMC 2500HD SLT for my personal truck and that I use on the farm, it doesn't plow or pull a lawn rig. My problem is that I thought I could get by with the 6.0 gas, 13 mpg isnt cutting it anymore. I now have 21,000 miles on it and I'm ready for it to go bye bye. Do I trade it on a new 2013 GMC 2500HD with a Duramax or buy a 2012 used one?
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    If you in for the long haul Go with 2013. Try to get seven year warranty For a few bucks more:waving:
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I don't understand the problem, buying brand new trucks as if money grows on trees but can't afford the gas?
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    If you don't tow or otherwise use the truck hard, you'll never save any money by trading it on a diesel. Now if you just want one, go for it! Just don't expect it to save you any money for a daily driver.
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,338

    Keep your 2011. You will make up the extra money on tags and insurance.
  6. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    If you just want one go for it. This is how I see it you either want a diesel or need a diesel .
  7. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    If You're doing it to save money you're stepping over a dime to pick up a penny! Now if you're doing it because you want a diesel and you can afford it go for it!
  8. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    What he said ^^^^^ .
  9. blowerman

    blowerman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    If you're not pulling or pushing, what's the need for a truck? Haul a few hay bales? What type of MPG do you think you'll get in a 2013 Dmax? Not much better! As was posted; step over a dime to pick up a penny is true.
    With diesel fuel running about $.50-1.00 more per gal. up here in WI, the MPG is irrelevant.
    What did I do: added a 2013 Ford Focus S model. (that would be bare bones) My Dmax just sits for now. The fuel savings alone pays the monthly calculated cost of the Focus.
  10. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    It sounds to me like you want the diesel, and are just trying to justify buying one. :laugh: If you're truly worried about saving money just keep the 2011, if you want the diesel and have the money then go for it! Life is too short to not enjoy it! :drinkup:
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