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Posted: 11/19/20 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would stay far away from any small diesel. They are problematic and not worth the aggravation.
This coming from a diesel tech.


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bucky wrote:

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I heard that they were spectacular.


If they are so spectacular, do they have a cloaking device? I've asked others around the area and no one has seen one yet.


Fish, it's a play on words. Read the OP carefully. Pretty sure spell check got him and he meant spectators.


Ahahahaha, good one.

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dodge guy wrote:

I would stay far away from any small diesel. They are problematic and not worth the aggravation.
This coming from a diesel tech.

Why?


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bucky wrote:

Pretty sure spell check got him and he meant spectators.


My money is on "speculators" as in speck-you-laters.


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dodge guy wrote:

I would stay far away from any small diesel. They are problematic and not worth the aggravation.

The Baby Duramax has only been out for a year (or less) so I'm not sure why you think it has problems.


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Lwiddis wrote:

How many...spectaculars...do you want?

27 doesn’t seem too good for the extra expense.

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I get about 14 mpg with my Ford.


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I’ve always been easy on the gas, 4x4.


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4x4ord wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

How many...spectaculars...do you want?

27 doesn’t seem too good for the extra expense.

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I get about 14 mpg with my Ford.


I got over 31 mpg on a 300 mile trip. All depends on conditions, speed etc. As far as cost goes the diesel is a no cost option over the 6.2 V8 on the 2020 model and is $1,500 cheaper on a 2021 model. In Canada it’s $900 cheaper than a 6.2 V8 in the 2021 model year.

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Op here.... hopefully no spell check errors, lol anyway, yes I’m not looking for one myself. A friend is pretty set on picking one up, and I’ve been researching it out to help him. He turned down both the Ford and Ram counterparts so hence GM is first now on list.... I did look at one the other day, so what’s the deal with small diesels being problematic?


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dodge guy wrote:

I would stay far away from any small diesel. They are problematic and not worth the aggravation.
This coming from a diesel tech.


Why are they? What are you seeing being the issues with them?
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