Two good friends asked me this week, "would you spend the money for the diesel"?
I have two friends looking to buy new trucks and they both called me this week to ask if I would spend the money on a diesel these days. I have an 02 7.3 and would likely head south to find a decent 7.3 or 6.0 (which would then get bullet proofed) if my truck were to disappear. I am not sure I'd plunk down 75K on a new truck. But, these guys are going new and not sure if they want gas or diesel.
So far, my response to both was that I would go with gas unless they really need the towing capacity. I think they were looking for the fuel economy. Any idea what crew cab, short bed, 4x4s are getting for gas mileage vs fuel mileage? Any other words of wisdom that I can pass on? I am really not familiar with the new diesels. I hear the maintenance and potential costs are way worse than the 7.3. I searched and did not see a recent thread on this. I saw one from 2015 about the 6.2. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
2002 F-250, PSD 6-speed, CC, short bed, 4X4, Toreador Red w/ Silver accent, A.R.E mx cap, Weld Super Single II and 33s in the summer, x-springs, F-350 blocks and badges, AIC, proflaps, ITP intank mod, AirDog with 3 micron filter, isspro guages and TTM, scangauge, husky liners, alarm, xm stereo,stull 5399-p grille, centramatics, ccv mod, AIS Air Filter, Southbend CON O, Detroit Truetrac LSD, coolant filter, 203 stat with billet housing, blackcloud intake heater plug/boost fitting, reese titan hitch, fabcraft PTO cover/temp sender port, prodigy brake controller, ITP Boost Annihalator, oilguard bypass filter, Mag-Hytec rear dif, bilsteins, hellwig rear stabilizer bar, ATS housing, non-ebpv pedistal and exhaust flange, magnaflow 3.5dp exhaust, ITP reg return, turbomaster wastegate controller, and ceramic coated bellowed up pipes, PHP 50t and 80p, currently 127,000 miles.