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Old 05-11-2019, 10:00 AM
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Well which motor and transmission combo do you think will last longer? Which one suites your needs more? Gets better MPG's?
My answers to these questions is actually what makes my decision difficult for me. I think they both will last the 80k or so miles that I would put on either over the next 4 years. Either one will suit my needs, but the GMC is more fun to drive at the expense of mileage which is a minor concern compared to the payment difference which is $300/month. I think the Ford is a better truck in most regards, but I think the big V8 will tow better. I occasionally tow my 1971 F100 which is about 6,500-7,000 lbs on my car trailer.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:04 AM
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The GMC is $300 more a month and costs more in fuel? Plus you just said you think the Ford is better in most regards. I am not so sure your statement that a 6.2 gasser will tow better than a 3.0 diesel. Have you towed the 71 F100 with both?
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The GMC is $300 more a month and costs more in fuel? Plus you just said you think the Ford is better in most regards. I am not so sure your statement that a 6.2 gasser will tow better than a 3.0 diesel. Have you towed the 71 F100 with both?
I havenít towed with the diesel yet. I just suspected that the gasser would be better due to the extra torque. The 6.2L towed tons better than the 2016 5.0L that I had previously. Iíll try out the diesel towing before I make a final decision. I appreciate youíre input.
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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2L V8 Crew Cab Short Box/Torque
460 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm


2019 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.0L V6 Diesel SuperCrew Cab Long Box/Torque
440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm


Torque is almost identical, except the F150 torque comes in 2400 rpm's sooner.........
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I can tell what id sell the government motors truck never seen one worth keeping ,but then I've never owned one and never will ,Ford forever
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Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Sell both and buy a Dodge.
You don't own an F150 ?
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:09 AM
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It's really a hard decision because you made bad choices. You don't have the right F150 and you're not going to get much money out of the GMC and the upgrades. The F150 as an underpowered diesel with the moonroof isn't going to sell well(small market), so you're going to get hit hard by depreciation. The GMC (At least in this area) don't have very good resell value and the upgrades are a total loss, sometimes they depreciate the truck.

Maybe you can look into aftermarket for the diesel to boost power but again, that's throwing more money around...you also need to invest in a suspension upgrade(Probably just shocks and leveling shocks or coilover/shocks in the front) to get it on par with the GMC. I've heard people paying extra to make the seats more comfortable in the F150, adding foam to the seat. Diesel also costs more than gas but is that moot with the better MPG?

I'd say you're likely to enjoy the F150 more because there's no more upgrading left to do on the GMC and you still have room to improve the F150.

Also, you may want to consider that you might be leaning toward the F150 because it's the new toy.
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Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Sell both and buy a Dodge.
Why do you want to buy something most people Dodge!!!
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It's really a hard decision because you made bad choices. You don't have the right F150 and you're not going to get much money out of the GMC and the upgrades. The F150 as an underpowered diesel with the moonroof isn't going to sell well(small market), so you're going to get hit hard by depreciation. The GMC (At least in this area) don't have very good resell value and the upgrades are a total loss, sometimes they depreciate the truck.

Maybe you can look into aftermarket for the diesel to boost power but again, that's throwing more money around...you also need to invest in a suspension upgrade(Probably just shocks and leveling shocks or coilover/shocks in the front) to get it on par with the GMC. I've heard people paying extra to make the seats more comfortable in the F150, adding foam to the seat. Diesel also costs more than gas but is that moot with the better MPG?
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Wow, you couldn't be more wrong.
Firstly, a motor with 440ft-lbs of torque -nevermind that Ford under-reported this number so as to not compete with the 3.5. It's actually closer to 470ft-lbs- (in a vehicle that weighs around 5klbs) is NOT 'underpowered'. You clearly don't have one, and have never driven one either.

As far as resale value is concerned, you whiffed on that one too. Check resale values on any truck that's offered with a diesel and gas motor. You'll find that in EVERY case the diesel has HIGHER resale value.
Lastly, I don't know where you buy your fuel, but here in Kalifornistan(typically higher gas prices than pretty much every state 'cept Hawaii), it's about the same as 87 octane, therefore cheaper than mid-grade and 91.
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Why do you want to buy something most people Dodge!!!
Dodge, actually Ram trucks, are outselling Chevy now.

I can't imagine being in your position. I wouldn't want either truck, but the GMC appeals to me more than the Ford. Not interested in a diesel and my Tacoma has a more payload than your Ford. However I believe you'd be better off financially to keep the Ford. No good answer here.
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