I disagree, between fuel savings and the additional resale value I believe you do recover the cost. You will recover about half the value of the diesel on the back end when you sell the truck. This is especially true if you put alot of miles on the truck, a gasser with 150 clicks on it scares alot of people away, a diesel with 150k isn't nearly as damaging to resale value.phazar;1568443; said:you will never recover the cost of the diesel, dont buy one if you dont need it. also, when the warranty is done you will haveto be really wealthy to fix any diesel failures, trust me on that.
Quick Storm;1570950; said:i will be buying a diesel regardless. i won't be doing any type of towing hauling as of right now, but plan too. i think the diesel will outlast a gasser IMHO. i look forward to keeping it for a long time.
I don't think anyone has to die over this. After all, it is just a truck.smoking;1571223; said:Repairs will kill you. Also there is alot of up keep on it too.
That isnt to bad of an idea. you have 5 years for that money to make money for you. (at least with GM with the 5 year 100,000 mile warranty.) And with my extended warranty i have to pay $100 every time i bring it into the shop so that is more money to invest.titus1998;1571520; said:If your worried about the cost of ownership down the road to fix it, take that 2000-3000 dollars that you would've spent on a extended warranty, and invest it. That way, anytime you have to fix your vehicle down the road, you can think back about that investment you made that is still making you money. You can let it ride throughout many vehicles as opposed to losing the money/benifits with each vehicle trade or sell. In 20-30 years, you'll be waaaaaaaayyy ahead. The warranty companies take your money and invest it to make them even more money. You might as well invest it yourself and reap the benefits.
Just a thought.
2500 miles and a oil change w/ mobil 1 How expensive is that. I change mine @ 3k and I use Rotella dino oil. My suburban uses mobil 1 and i change it evey 5k and it is creapiing up on 170k no problemsDuramax 6.6L;1571752; said:The key I think is oil changes, I change the oil every 2500 miles and use synthetic Mobil 1.
Man, way overkill on your oil changes. Every once in a while a gasser will make it that far, but more often the diesels are the only ones that can get there.Duramax 6.6L;1571752; said:Don't count an a diesel outlasting a diesel, I have a Chevy pickups that is used for deliveries, and it has well over 300,000 miles on the odometer. The truck is still in use and working hard. The key I think is oil changes, I change the oil every 2500 miles and use synthetic Mobil 1.
BigBadAllis;1573672; said:Man, way overkill on your oil changes. Every once in a while a gasser will make it that far, but more often the diesels are the only ones that can get there.
Back to your oil changes. At 2500 miles in any driving condition dino oil will perform just as well. The whole point of syn is the start up and extended miles between changes. I sell oil and would love to have you for a customer. A lot of people would buy your used oil, filter it and run it another 10k or more (not that I recommend doing that)
That is a big jump. Looks like Edmunds was right, & I wish they weren't. How does that compare to other generations in their first production year, like when the '01 HD's first came out vs the 2000 2500's/3500's? Paying an extra $7,000 is almost like paying for two D-Max enginesporterz;1579249; said:Was giving you guys a heads up.. the new diesel was quoted to me today during inventory updates at my dealership as costing 7000 more than old body style.. Can't imagine why just yet.. but am certainly curious.. My dealership was expecting around 3100-3500 and got hit with this. Again just a simple heads up.. I'll askt tommorow while I am at work exactly why the raise in price..
But I just did an apples to apples comparison at Edmunds of a bare-bones Classic 2wd work truck and a bare-bones 900 2wd work truck - the classic came out to $32K MSRP, $28K invoice, while the 900 came out to $34K MSRP, $30K invoice. A difference of only $2K. But, Edmunds is slightly off on the classics pricing: it actually is $31K MSRP, $26.5K invoice - about a $3K difference, but still far from $7K. Could it be in the options? I went back to Edmunds and this time compared the most expensive configuration (CC/LB) & highest trim level. The only options I selected were the D/A because there are already options included with the higher trim level, and it's harder to get an even comparison picking & choosing options. Here's what I found:RoadShark;1579281; said:That is a big jump. Looks like Edmunds was right, & I wish they weren't. How does that compare to other generations in their first production year, like when the '01 HD's first came out vs the 2000 2500's/3500's? Paying an extra $7,000 is almost like paying for two D-Max engines