New truck

fourwheelerjeff

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Jul 9, 2013
good for you!!
Congrats!!

I contemplate selling a couple of my diesels and getting a newer gas truck to have to run around it. I know the newer 1/2 tons have a lot better towing capacity than older ones. how does that one compare to a gas F-150?
 

dustin_mud

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Jul 5, 2015
good for you!!
Congrats!!

I contemplate selling a couple of my diesels and getting a newer gas truck to have to run around it. I know the newer 1/2 tons have a lot better towing capacity than older ones. how does that one compare to a gas F-150?
Haven’t driven many of the new gas trucks so really can’t compare. I knew I wanted the diesel from the beginning for the mpg( lot of people getting up to 30mpg)
 

72blazer

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Jul 12, 2013
I am curious to see what you are getting when you put pen to paper on your ACTUAL mileage.
I can imagine it being off but not by much…? I picked up a ‘05 Golf TDI a few weeks ago for work. I’m getting by with 33.5. I want to hit the 38-40 range but can’t see picking up the difference. Lots of highway driving with consistent 75-80 mph. Still better than a car payment and the 13 my Duramax was giving me.
 

Mitch

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Jul 13, 2013
I can imagine it being off but not by much…? I picked up a ‘05 Golf TDI a few weeks ago for work. I’m getting by with 33.5. I want to hit the 38-40 range but can’t see picking up the difference. Lots of highway driving with consistent 75-80 mph. Still better than a car payment and the 13 my Duramax was giving me.
My '03 CTD reads 23.3 on the tripmeter but pen and paper says 16.4mpg.
 

Monstercrawler

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Aug 12, 2013
My new Altima reads 36.5 on the lie o meter and on paper it's 34.8. I can live with that difference.

My 04 dodge was way off.
 

dustin_mud

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Jul 5, 2015
Average over the first tank was 28 and some change. The truck was saying 29 so not far off. Could have done better but wanted to see how it would do driving like a ass. I’m happy🤙