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Old 05-12-2019, 08:44 PM
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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.
LOL. The 6.2 has detonation under hard acceleration unless I use mid-grade, which has actually come up above the cost of diesel. When switching back and forth, the GMC feels like a Mustang, and the F150 feels more refined like a Lincoln. Part of this is because of the loud duals on the 6.2.
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LOL. The 6.2 has detonation under hard acceleration unless I use mid-grade, which has actually come up above the cost of diesel. When switching back and forth, the GMC feels like a Mustang, and the F150 feels more refined like a Lincoln. Part of this is because of the loud duals on the 6.2.
Ok, so the diesel works for you then, which is why I asked. You're getting 8 MPG more at the same cost.

Honestly, at first I was thinking GMC but in reading your posts, I think you'll be happier with the F150...though I think you would have been MUCH happier with the Ecoboost, 2.7 or 3.5. Hopefully the aftermarket will do it's thing but dealerships here are struggling to move them(less sales, less reason for an aftermarket). My dealer had SIX 2018 3.5 EB Platinum Magnetics in late December when I bought mine, those EB (even at that trim level) sold by Feb...the two 2018 Lariats diesels they had, they still have on the lot and that's the only 2018 Lariats they have left in stock. I was considering the diesel myself for fuel economy but in the end the EB was faster and close to the same fuel economy at 20 cents lower a gallon, so it worked for me. Again, I didn't do research in Atlanta or the rest of the country, maybe the 3.0 diesel is selling better in other areas. Here even the 5.0s aren't selling very well. One of our dealers is the leader in F150 sales, the only 2018 Platinum they had left in December was a diesel. Right now that dealer has 686 F150 crew cabs on their lot, ONE 5.0 and no diesels...they didn't even bother ordering any of them.

All in all, 0-60 in 7.2 isn't bad, my first truck was 0-60 in around 11 seconds and it was plenty at the time. In a few months without driving the GMC, it probably won't bother you.

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Old 05-13-2019, 01:36 AM
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Diesel and small diesels dont anything for me, all the Chevys I test drove in 14' had a lot less headroom which I despised, due to the sunroofs. My 5.0 tows my 5k jeep and 1700 lb trailer without issue, I'd assume the diesel could tow your ol truck fine.

It doesnt have the payload, but I've been looking at selling my jeep since I take the f150 everywhere and I've test drove a few powerwagons. Those things ride like cadilliacs, have a buttload of power and will go damn near anywhere. Sell both and get Ram powerwagon? Flip a coin?
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:40 AM
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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.
Or maybe just tune the Diesel and you'll be more happy with it!!
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Keep the truck you enjoy driving more.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:55 PM
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and you can't accurately compare MPGs, when one truck has stock rims and tires, and the other has aftermarket rims and oversized tires. UNLESS you put the same tire and wheel combo on your F150. Same with an empty bed, versus a bed cover. difference in aerodynamics, which also results in different MPGs.

Honestly i would go with whatever one is cheaper per month (combination of the loan, insurance, and fuel costs).. but i come from a dutch family lol
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:37 PM
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Me Iíd keep the best looking one, the Ford. I wouldnít own a GM or Dodge but thatís my opinion after owning all of them
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:45 PM
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my question is are you going to be towing often? because thats the only way a diesel pays off.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:24 AM
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Around here, diesel has been holding steady in price while gas has been going up and there is now a .20 spread, .10 in some areas. I had a GM, it rode well, but handled like crap, had to really crank the wheel to do curves that the F150 takes with little input. With my 3.5EB getting near 22 MPG now, the diesel is not something I would even consider, but if I had a guzzler like the 6.2 trouble getter, I would choose the diesel over it as in the long run, it would save me from getting the cherries in my mirror. This EB is getting me close to it happening!
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When I was shopping for my current truck I looked at both Ford and GM. Take all aspects of both trucks into consideration and keep the one you enjoy the most. At the end of the day you're the one who has to be happy with what''s sitting in the driveway.
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