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Old 12-19-2020, 12:31 PM   #11
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Only reason to buy a 1/2 ton diesel is to be able to say you own a diesel, but you gotta go pick up the kids from soccer practice.

I’ve driven the new 1500 Duramax and the F150 Powerstroke. Nice trucks don’t get me wrong. But I just don’t understand them. Probably just me!
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Old 12-19-2020, 12:34 PM   #12
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The only excuse for a 1/2 ton diesel is if someone swaps a Duramax/Allison power train into a Suburban. Now that, I’d drive that 7 days a week
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Old 12-19-2020, 01:05 PM   #13
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The 1/2 ton diesels are a long overdue needed solution for the guys that dont need and dont want giant trucks to pay for or maintain.
Unless you tow everyday the current offerings of bigger than 1/2 ton truck are hard to justify beyond you just want to and to you that is luxury.
I had big diesels and duallys and F550s since high school. Man I dont miss it at all and doing everything possible not to need it again.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:11 PM   #14
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Only reason to buy a 1/2 ton diesel is to be able to say you own a diesel, but you gotta go pick up the kids from soccer practice.

I’ve driven the new 1500 Duramax and the F150 Powerstroke. Nice trucks don’t get me wrong. But I just don’t understand them. Probably just me!
I think you're wrong on this one. This is the perfect truck for a guy like me. First off, on a GM, you're talking a $3500 upgrade, which isn't bad if you're spending upper 40's-55k anyway. I drive 35k to 40k miles a year, and i pull boats, travel trailer, and a UTV all over the State. My 5.3 gets a whopping 10-11 mpg pulling my boat, and probably 6-7 pulling my travel trailer. Not to mention this 2020 gets about 17-18 on average. My brother bought a 1/2 ton Babymax about 4 mths ago, and that is one strong motor. I'd put it against the 3.5 Eco in a heartbeat pulling, the Eco may stick with it, but it'll be working twice as hard. He has averaged 26.5 since new, and will hit close to the 30 mark on trips. I have no need for a 3/4 ton, been there, done that. My travel trailer is about 8k, so that Babymax is more than capable. Anybody need a slightly used 2020 Chevrolet RST?
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:44 PM   #15
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Ram 1500 eco diesel gets close to 30 as well according to independent videos like tfl truck.
And it has air ride suspension.

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Old 12-22-2020, 09:50 PM   #16
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Only reason to buy a 1/2 ton diesel is to be able to say you own a diesel, but you gotta go pick up the kids from soccer practice.

I’ve driven the new 1500 Duramax and the F150 Powerstroke. Nice trucks don’t get me wrong. But I just don’t understand them. Probably just me!
People who are interested in these trucks want the power of a diesel that produce great MPG. The ecoboost makes a ton of torque, but they don't get up to 30mpg on the highway like the 1/2 ton diesels.

Also, people who are interested in these trucks need to tow but nothing over 10K pounds so these trucks are a perfect fit. I will definitely be looking at them in a couple of years when I replace my 2012 Ford F150 crew 4x4.

Lastly, the standard 1/2 ton truck with a gas motor is almost the same as these 1/2 ton diesels.
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The new 1/2 ton diesels are a great fit for a lot of people. I just don't drive enough or tow enough to justify the +/- $3k cost difference. My 3.5 ecoboost averages about 20 mpg for me. I drive about 20K a year. If I would average 27 mpg in a new diesel that would only save my a little over $200 a year in fuel and that's not including the DEF. If I drove more I would buy one though. Love the idea of great fuel milage, decent towing power and nice ride combined.
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Old 12-25-2020, 01:55 AM   #18
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Love my 3.5 ecoboost but after driving my brothers chevy 3.0 and seeing his 25 mpg ill be making the change. They have a pretty good discount right now so may be pulling the trigger this week.
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A half ton diesel is on my short list for my next truck. Those that have a travel trailer around 8,000 pounds, how does it tow, stop, and what fuel mileage are you getting while towing?
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Stay away from the Nissan Titan I know why they stoped putting the 5.0 Cummins in them. I put 35,000 miles on mine and was in the shop for over 2 months. Dodge 6.7 deleted I get 22 MPG pulling a 34TT I get 13-14mpg
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