Originally Posted by ArmyofOne
IDK man...me, I would go with the 1500. I don't NEED or want anything to do with a 2500 cost for maintenance, parts etc. Its bad enough my 1500 costs so much to maintain (am talking just fluids, belts, filters, etc).
You live in the city right? do you have something else (smaller) to drive? I have driven a 1-ton chevy crew cab (farm truck) through downtown Dallas, and let me tell you...better hope you dont have to park anywhere. These gargantuan trucks are ok on the highway and farm country...not so much in the city/suburbs. When my folks sold the farm and moved to the suburbs, we had to do a 3 point turn to get that truck in the driveway. Ended up it went to my dad's brother (who bought the farm from us).
O have a 2012 R1 to ride, the Camaro if NEED be and I can always take my dads truck or moms Honda if there was a situation my motorcycle failed me. Im in the middle of a suburb, but surprisingly trucks dont seem to be too hard to get around in . My friend in his 2012F250 w/ 6" and 35s never really seems to have a problem
Originally Posted by fastNugly
My next truck is a Mega Cab, that is for sure.
Sure parts cost more, but how much more?
The MPG is better, the power is better, the space is larger, there are more toys (lift, tuner, etc) for it
I would do the damn diesel
Shall I share a pic of lifted cummins?
This is what finalized my decision
Truck 2 - Did I hear you say Mega Cab?
that second truck is a good start. Make it white, lift it a little more and put it on 40" swampers and you have my ideal truck lol
Originally Posted by 2011 ASSAULT 800
I say the diesel, I figured it out and with the interest rate being 1.5% lower even though the truck is 10 grand more, you end up paying less interest over the same length term, the mpg increase saves you a few thousand over a 7-8 year period and the best part is the re sale. So if you buy a half ton for 40 and in 6-7 years its worth 10, but you buy a diesel for 50 and in the same amount of time its still worth 20 than really it didnt cost you anymore than the gas half ton and if anything you may have saved with lower interest and better fuel economy. My next truck will be a diesel, plus they look alot better than the half tons and you get a crew cab with a 6'4" box....
that is definitely a good way to look at it!
Originally Posted by snrusnak
I don't understand why people spend that kind of money on a vehicle without having "family reasons" taken care of first....
That is a nice looking truck though. But really......100k in parts? Heck even if it's 30k in parts, I didn't even spend close to that on my whole truck lol.
I bet hes got 100K into it figuring the cost of the truck and 30K in aftermarket parts. A loaded mega like fully loaded can creep up to 70K real easy if you arent paying attention and dont wanna haggle with the dealership