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Tvov

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In Connecticut, the cost of diesel is running well over $1 more per gallon than regular gas.

Whatever mpg gains you get are not enough to offset that. No one I know is even thinking of looking at a diesel pickup truck these days.


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opnspaces wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Coming from a certified diesel tech, great!!! Any diesel with the word ECO in its name is a ticking time bomb!

Even the newer HD diesels aren’t as reliable due to the emissions carp they slap onto it!


Kind of reminds you of the 70's when we smog equipment stated on gas burning cars. Performance went from decent to less than mediocre. But now, granted almost 50 years later the emissions are worked out and the cars perform better than ever and are more reliable to boot. Now it's the diesel engines turn. It will suck for a while, but the manufacturers will eventually get it right.


I have been saying this for a while. When the emission regs first hit cars, the manufactures tried to clean the exhaust, lost performance and economy. Many people started to buy pickups, that did not need to meet the standards. (Look at the average late '60s car/pickup then average mid '70s car/pickup. In 5-6 years the difference in comfort level disappeared) The increase in use of pickups caused standards to move up in weight rating.
Then economy standards, and price of gas, forced manufactures to clean up combustion instead of exhaust.
Now the manufactures are working to clean the exhaust. If everybody that did not need a diesel would stop buying they would work on cleaning combustion.
BTW, I don't think any RV is too heavy to move with a spark plug engine. Back in '73 I often pulled out of quarry grossing 110,000 got a speeding ticket grossing near 80,000. And that was with 427 GMC, with a carburetor, point and coil ignition.

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Tvov wrote:

In Connecticut, the cost of diesel is running well over $1 more per gallon than regular gas.

Whatever mpg gains you get are not enough to offset that. No one I know is even thinking of looking at a diesel pickup truck these days.


You may not know anyone but I know plenty, myself included. The waiting list is long for any in a dealer allocation. If one is not spoken for (good luck finding one of those) hits the dealers lot, it's gone the same day, and usually with a big market adjustment tacked on over MSRP.


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PButler96 wrote:

Tvov wrote:

In Connecticut, the cost of diesel is running well over $1 more per gallon than regular gas.

Whatever mpg gains you get are not enough to offset that. No one I know is even thinking of looking at a diesel pickup truck these days.


You may not know anyone but I know plenty, myself included. The waiting list is long for any in a dealer allocation. If one is not spoken for (good luck finding one of those) hits the dealers lot, it's gone the same day, and usually with a big market adjustment tacked on over MSRP.


That was kinda funny. Obviously Tvov hangs more in the Prius circles of folks than the truck owners….


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