Guys this is the thread that will separate the men for the boys. and i need the men with 3-5 years of owning a diesel truck to mainly post.
i'm finally sick of gas prices and heck if i can drive a truck and spend the same amount in gas than a car then why not!
my first car was a civic becoz of gas prices now that car has become way too tiny for me and i hate being cramped up and uncomfortable every time i have to go somewhere!
i plan on buying a F250 and wanna pick up a 2000-2004 and want to spend around 20k canadian.
i have a few questions.
1. Which year was the most reliable F250 made in?
2. What is the mileage you get per gas tank and how much do you spend to fill up your tank?
3. What is the general maintainence on a Diesel truck compared to a gas truck?..what will i need to replace on a yearly basis other than the general stuff like oil changes, brakes, etc. i heard stories about replacing diesel fuel filters, diesel-water seperator (not sure what this is)
4. how hard is it really for diesel trucks starting in the morning since i live in toronto canada it gets quite cold here -30 celicius with wind chill
5. where do you start to find a well maintained truck. for my civic i was able to check for compression in the motor, oil, spark plugs which was very simple.when it comes down to diesel trucks where would i begin to inspect the truck.
please feel free to add anything i may need to consider when moving from a gas vehicle to a diesel vehicle.
my expectations of buying a diesel truck would simply be to get better fuel mileage out of the money i spend on gas each month. if a diesel truck is very high maintainece that is omehting i would be interested in knowing.
all mature advice needed here
thanks and sorry for making you read this essay i just wrote...i just want to be prepared for somehting i will be buying and have no idea about diesel trucks at all. consider me a newbie...trust me i wont take it the wrong way!