• If you are having problems logging in please use the Contact Us in the lower right hand corner of the forum page for assistance.

Would You Buy A Diesel LD Truck?

Help Support CattleToday:

Would You Buy A Diesel Light Duty Truck?

  • Yes

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0

TxCoUnTrYbOy

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
866
Reaction score
0
Location
College Station, Texas
I was reading that Ford was planning on adding a diesel engine to the F-150 in 2007 or 2008. I was wondering how many people would actually buy a diesel light duty truck? Of course it would get better mileage, but how much more towing could it get?
 

frenchie

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 24, 2004
Messages
2,490
Reaction score
0
Location
nw manitoba
I can,t be bothered buying a light duty diesel.I just have too much use for a heavy duty. :D
 

hillbilly

Well-known member
Joined
May 4, 2004
Messages
365
Reaction score
0
Location
SW Missouri
My dad had a 1978 chevy silverado diesel.
At that time it was a converted 350.
It got 30mpg on the highway! for real!
But, and there is always a but.
If you towed anything it voided your waranty.
If they could build a diesel that could get 25 mpg and pull as good as a smallblock V-8 gas motor.... They could sell quite a few to us
part timers that drive 60 or 80 miles to work everyday.

Hillbilly
 

WORANCH

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 26, 2003
Messages
1,119
Reaction score
0
hillbilly":2kps9pxg said:
My dad had a 1978 chevy silverado diesel.
At that time it was a converted 350.
It got 30mpg on the highway! for real!
But, and there is always a but.
If you towed anything it voided your waranty.
If they could build a diesel that could get 25 mpg and pull as good as a smallblock V-8 gas motor.... They could sell quite a few to us
part timers that drive 60 or 80 miles to work everyday.

Hillbilly

my dodge cummins will get 21 mpg unloaded
 

txag

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 23, 2003
Messages
1,712
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas
WORANCH":1a8e2w90 said:
hillbilly":1a8e2w90 said:
My dad had a 1978 chevy silverado diesel.
At that time it was a converted 350.
It got 30mpg on the highway! for real!
But, and there is always a but.
If you towed anything it voided your waranty.
If they could build a diesel that could get 25 mpg and pull as good as a smallblock V-8 gas motor.... They could sell quite a few to us
part timers that drive 60 or 80 miles to work everyday.

Hillbilly

my dodge cummins will get 21 mpg unloaded

my dad's new dodge gets about 14 unloaded.
 

royB

Active member
Joined
Jan 12, 2004
Messages
44
Reaction score
0
my 2001 4x4 Dodge 3500 dually gets 19 (most all of it interstate) and I leave my GMC with the 350 at home

Roy
 

J Baxter

Well-known member
Joined
May 5, 2004
Messages
368
Reaction score
0
Location
E Central Arkansas
Amen Hillbilly. I couldn't have said it better. I am eagerly anticipating the re-release of a light duty diesel. As a part-timer myself I don't need a heavy duty truck enough to justify the extra cost. I need the mileage more as I drive about 40,000 miles per year. About all of it to work or on the farm.
 

WORANCH

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 26, 2003
Messages
1,119
Reaction score
0
txag":3rcpof4n said:
WORANCH":3rcpof4n said:
hillbilly":3rcpof4n said:
My dad had a 1978 chevy silverado diesel.
At that time it was a converted 350.
It got 30mpg on the highway! for real!
But, and there is always a but.
If you towed anything it voided your waranty.
If they could build a diesel that could get 25 mpg and pull as good as a smallblock V-8 gas motor.... They could sell quite a few to us
part timers that drive 60 or 80 miles to work everyday.

Hillbilly

my dodge cummins will get 21 mpg unloaded

my dad's new dodge gets about 14 unloaded.


must be a gas burner ....
 

royB

Active member
Joined
Jan 12, 2004
Messages
44
Reaction score
0
royB said:
my 2001 4x4 Dodge 3500 dually gets 19 (most all of it interstate) and I leave my GMC with the 350 at home

Roy

forgot to add several bits of info,

It's a Cummins diesel and I drive 100 miles a day to work, about 30,0000 miles a yr
 

sidney411

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 9, 2004
Messages
2,839
Reaction score
1
Location
South Central Texas
I have a F250 HD 4x4 diesel and I get 16mpg chipped. I drive our F150 back and forth to work, 75 miles per day, because of gas mileage and it cost twice as much to fix something on my big truck and more then twice as much each time I change the oil. I think a diesel LD truck would be great though! I would probably trade in the F150 when those come out.
 

norriscathy

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Messages
391
Reaction score
0
Location
Northeast Texas
sidney411":262yupcf said:
I have a F250 HD 4x4 diesel and I get 16mpg chipped. I drive our F150 back and forth to work, 75 miles per day, because of gas mileage and it cost twice as much to fix something on my big truck and more then twice as much each time I change the oil. I think a diesel LD truck would be great though! I would probably trade in the F150 when those come out.

I have been waiting for this post! You are truly an honest man! I have the same truck, F250 HD 4x4 but with a V10. My V10 gets 14 around town and 15 to 16 on the open road empty. Not a lot of difference for the extra money!
 

flaboy+

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Messages
998
Reaction score
0
Location
FLA
Well since I don't need a LD truck I would say no. If I did one though it would depend on the extra cost of the diesel engine.

Unlike Cathy :heart: when I hook up to something I want it to move and move fast regardless of weight so the diesel is the only way to go. :lol:
 

certherfbeef

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 21, 2004
Messages
3,052
Reaction score
0
Location
OH
frenchie":ut9h9dv1 said:
I can,t be bothered buying a light duty diesel.I just have too much use for a heavy duty. :D

I'm with Frenchie on this one. Why would you want a light duty truck anyway?
 

DiamondSCattleCo

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 7, 2005
Messages
1,373
Reaction score
0
Location
NE Saskatchewan
If I were ever going to buy a light duty truck, I'd want a diesel. There are some really nice options for light diesels available from Detroit, Navistar, Mercedes, and Isuzu. A few years back, an old guy whose 360 gasser died transplanted a 4BT into his D150. It was no speed demon, but I hand calculated 28 mpg on fall fuel.

Rod
 

El_Putzo

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 22, 2004
Messages
1,103
Reaction score
0
Location
Central MO
Aren't they using the 4BT engine in the Jeeps already? I may have heard wrong.
 

flaboy+

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Messages
998
Reaction score
0
Location
FLA
El_Putzo":23ofwm1s said:
Aren't they using the 4BT engine in the Jeeps already? I may have heard wrong.

I am pretty sure they are using the Mercedes in the 2006 Grand Cherokee as an optional engine. I believe you will see the 4.5 liter V6 from Landrover as an option for the F150. ;-)
 

DiamondSCattleCo

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 7, 2005
Messages
1,373
Reaction score
0
Location
NE Saskatchewan
I know some people who have transplanted Cummins 4BTs into Jeeps, but they aren't factory jobbies. The 4BT has been out of production for quite a few years now, I believe.

The Jeep uses a little VM Motori 2.8L diesel 4 cylinder. I'm not sure about the Cherokee.
 

flaboy+

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Messages
998
Reaction score
0
Location
FLA
MY bad. The diesel in the Cherokee will probably not be available in the US until 2007. It is available abroad.
 

Crowderfarms

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Messages
7,342
Reaction score
0
Location
Middle Tennessee
frenchie":2v9kyn90 said:
I can,t be bothered buying a light duty diesel.I just have too much use for a heavy duty. :D
I'm with you Frenchie.A diesel IMHO is for one thing, Pulling a load. To me it would be a novelty in a light truck or SUV.I think the EPA will have such restraints on light duty rigs, on account of GVWR's (they have enough on heavy duty's) that it would be a joke.
 

Latest posts

Top