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F-250 Super Duty owners....

I'm looking at getting a 250 with the Powerstroke, my question to you is what fuel range are yo getting out of it. I drove my girlfriends fathers this weekend and realized how much less of a man I am for driving my Nissan Sentra. This Sentra is the first car I have ever owned in my 11 years of driving. My first vehicle was an 86 full size Bronco, then a 92 Bronco, then a step down to a 95 Ranger, then an 86 F-150, back to another Ranger(99), and now a damn Sentra. I miss having a real truck. I have more of need for another truck then another car.


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Re: F-250 Super Duty owners....

There's a new SuperDuty coming out soon I think. Might want to hold on a bit.
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a Fly in the ointment

you probably dont want to hear this but:

If I were you I would take a day and go test drive all the domestics. I did and I considered the Dodge the best.
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Re: F-250 Super Duty owners....

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There's a new SuperDuty coming out soon I think. Might want to hold on a bit.
Do you still have that new F-150? How do you like it?
It won't be for a bit anyways...got some new things coming in my life that will need more attention. Maybe that Tonka......that'd be sweet.


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you probably dont want to hear this but:

If I were you I would take a day and go test drive all the domestics. I did and I considered the Dodge the best.

I've been in the Chevy and was not very impressed by it. The Dodge is pretty sweet, and that Cummins is a strong motor. It would be between the Ford and the Dodge for sure. As you can tell by my list of vehicles I have been a Ford man for quite some time, and it would almost like trading my Honda for something else. I guess the trip to the dealers today may include the Dodge dealer as well.


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Re: F-250 Super Duty owners....

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Do you still have that new F-150? How do you like it?
It won't be for a bit anyways...got some new things coming in my life that will need more attention. Maybe that Tonka......that'd be sweet.


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Yep, love the new F-150. It's the first Lariat I've had, so that may be the reason for some of it, since I only had an XLT and an FX4 in the past.
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Yep, love the new F-150. It's the first Lariat I've had, so that may be the reason for some of it, since I only had an XLT and an FX4 in the past.

You have the 4.6 or 5.4 in it? What typr of range you get out of it? Also what length bed do you have. I need to be able to fit my CRF and another bike in the back and would prefer the gate closed.


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You have the 4.6 or 5.4 in it? What typr of range you get out of it? Also what length bed do you have. I need to be able to fit my CRF and another bike in the back and would prefer the gate closed.


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It's the 5.4. On the highway, with no bed cover, I get 16-17mpg. (30 Gallon Tank)

It's the SuperCrew, so it only has the 5.5ft bed. I can get our bikes in the back fine, but not with the gate closed.

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It's the 5.4. On the highway, with no bed cover, I get 16-17mpg. (30 Gallon Tank)

It's the SuperCrew, so it only has the 5.5ft bed. I can get our bikes in the back fine, but not with the gate closed.

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Right now I use my dads Ranger and one bike is about max. I see there is still plenty of room for a cooler and the ramp(same one I use) between the two bikes. Thanks for the info Conq, I would also consider the F-150 as it is nearly $10K cheaper.


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Re: F-250 Super Duty owners....

Sticker on mine was $39k, and I got it for ~$35k OTD.

The bed on the new SuperCrew (at least at the tailgate) is quite a bit wider than my 2002 SuperCrew was. Makes for easier loading, and more space in between the bikes at the rear. (They were angled in a bit on the 2002.)
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Re: a Fly in the ointment

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I've been in the Chevy and was not very impressed by it. The Dodge is pretty sweet, and that Cummins is a strong motor. It would be between the Ford and the Dodge for sure. As you can tell by my list of vehicles I have been a Ford man for quite some time, and it would almost like trading my Honda for something else. I guess the trip to the dealers today may include the Dodge dealer as well.


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k,

heres the break-down from my perspective:
I've been a ford man from the late 70s to the late 90s.

Chevy: Not as strong, quieter than the ford (ford loudest) The only thing that I liked was the climate control and the squared off fenders so you can better guage where the wheels are.
Ford: FAST!. Once the turbo spools (more lag than the Dodge) it RUNS! Noisey and BIG. engine bay looks like a rats nest. As all fords do.
Dodge: runs good, a lot stronger than before. Gets up to speed faster than the ford, probably has more useable torque Quieter than the ford. Said to get better mileage. Less complicated engine design than the ford. best ride.

Give the dodge a shot and report back
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k,

heres the break-down from my perspective:
I've been a ford man from the late 70s to the late 90s.

Chevy: Not as strong, quieter than the ford (ford loudest) The only thing that I liked was the climate control and the squared off fenders so you can better guage where the wheels are.
Ford: FAST!. Once the turbo spools (more lag than the Dodge) it RUNS! Noisey and BIG. engine bay looks like a rats nest. As all fords do.
Dodge: runs good, a lot stronger than before. Gets up to speed faster than the ford, probably has more useable torque Quieter than the ford. Said to get better mileage. Less complicated engine design than the ford. best ride.

Give the dodge a shot and report back
Weren't you complaining about the lack of towing capability with your Dodge?
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Weren't you complaining about the lack of towing capability with your Dodge?
He's talking about bigger Dodges now, I think.
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Re: a Fly in the ointment

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Weren't you complaining about the lack of towing capability with your Dodge?
I have a 96 dodge 1500 with a GASOLINE engine. What was I (not) thinking?

All the above were 1ton diesels.

If I were to consider another gas powered truck, I'd be hard-pressed not to go Ford.

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Re: F-250 Super Duty owners....

The big plus for me right now is the fact that working at Raytheon we get a pretty good discount on all GM and Ford products. I'll have to see what exactly the discount is but it's pretty good from what I hear from co-workers.


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