Initail investment to tow 90% of the time
10000 for 1997 K3500 ext cab 454 loaded 58Kmiles
15000 for 1995 F350 4x4 XLT package 158kMiles
fuel economy is no brainer, but the fuel oil cost and higher mainante
costs?? I don;t care about gas burned, just need to drag around a trailer
around. ANy suggestions???
Let's see..Besides the fact that you're asking this Q in a Chevy
You could buy the Chevy for 10K, OR
Spend 5K more to get a Powersmoke that is 2 years older,with 100,000
more miles on it.
Chevy fan or not, from my experience, the Powerstroke is to be avoided!
Look for a Dodge with a Cummins if you don't want a 6.5TD or Duramax.
Cummins is probably the best diesel on the market! Diesels will run longer,
typically get better mileage, but Powerstrokes aint worth the metal they are
made out of...IMHO!
The 454 can be a absolute torque monster at low rpm
using a mild cam, square-bore carb, full length hedders
and ignition upgrades.
I would go with the Fat Rat b4 i built a Ford Powerstroke.
The Duramax is a fine unit that is upgradeable and the
Cummins is unstoppable.
Choose a powerplant that is OVERKILL for your needs
and it will live a long and fruitful life.
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