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Old 05-12-2019, 08:03 AM
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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.
1) it may have 440ft-lbs of torque, but it has way, way less horsepower and it's a heavier motor. So to the butt-dyno, it absolutely feels slower, because it is.

2) California is the anomaly as you well know. Here in FL, diesel costs more than 93 at most stations. You can't even get 93 in California...you know, because anomaly.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BMack37 View Post
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.
Good feedback! I actually bought the GMC with 5K miles and all the upgrades for the same price as a new one without the upgrades. Gas has gone up where I live, so itís close to the price of diesel. Iím getting 21 mpg in the diesel and 14 in the 6.2. So there is a savings there.
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Originally Posted by chimmike View Post
1) it may have 440ft-lbs of torque, but it has way, way less horsepower and it's a heavier motor. So to the butt-dyno, it absolutely feels slower, because it is.

2) California is the anomaly as you well know. Here in FL, diesel costs more than 93 at most stations. You can't even get 93 in California...you know, because anomaly.
Right, it does feel slower because it is! My wife even complains when she drives it because it is slow in comparison. The GMCís 0-60 is less than 6 seconds on stock tires. Maybe Iíll tune the 6.2 and get it over 500 ft. lbs. and enjoy the smiles per mile.
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6.2 over the gutless turd any day.
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For me the solution is obvious. Have you asked the same question on the GMC forums?
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Sell both and buy a Dodge.
So what Dodge truck should he buy, you know, since Dodge stopped making trucks 10 years ago.
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You obviously enjoy the GM's driving dynamics more. Your choice of diesel F150to this GM is simply an apples to oranges comparison. If your only choices are those two trucks, keep the GM. personally I would ditch both and get something with the 3.5eco. Faster, equal or more payload than the GM, etc.
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Originally Posted by PARIAH View Post
For me the solution is obvious. Have you asked the same question on the GMC forums?
Absolutely. I knew I would get biased responses, so I posted it here, on the Diesel F150 forum, and Silverado-Sierra.
I am actually getting some unbiased opinions from each, but for some reason the borderline insulting responses are on this page.
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You obviously enjoy the GM's driving dynamics more. Your choice of diesel F150to this GM is simply an apples to oranges comparison. If your only choices are those two trucks, keep the GM. personally I would ditch both and get something with the 3.5eco. Faster, equal or more payload than the GM, etc.
When I went shopping, I actually wanted a Lariat or loaded XLT with the 3.5L, but I couldnít pass up $14K off with 0% interest. I know the smartest financial thing is to keep the Ford, but money isnít everything.
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Originally Posted by yokev View Post
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.
LOL. 20 cents more a gallon here and nearly 50 cents a gallon more in Atlanta where the OP is but I'm sure he cares about your gas prices in your state. Also, resell value for the 3.0 diesel isn't going to be as good as an ecoboost or a 5.0 especially in the South, it's not the 6.7 which will actually hold it's value better than any of the gas engines. The OP is literally complaining about it being underpowered so clearly he's wrong and his truck must be a lemon.

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