Test drove an '18 Tradesman CTD...

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by TXCOMT, May 14, 2019 at 8:43 AM.

  1. mtnrider

    mtnrider Senior Member

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    Don't let the paranoid anti diesel crowd scare you. While a diesel may be $6K more you will more then re-coupe that when you sell. And it will hold it's value much longer then a gas truck so keep that in mind.
    No one wants a gas vehicle with much over 100k on it. People won't bat an eye at a diesel with that mileage on it.

    Also, maintenance is pretty much a wash when you add up all the cost of ownership.


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    w6pea U.S.Marine Corps Veteran Supporting Member Military

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    That's very true. I looked at buying a used 1995 Dodge P/U @ a Ford Dealership in 1996 they wanted over $23000.00 for it.The Dodge Truck had 36,000 miles on it if I remember correctly. It was a lease vehicle from their other dealership. Part of Sunroad Auto Group. I bought a 1995 Ford F-250 XLT for $16500.00 and it was a leftover from their dealer stock, from the previous model year.
     
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    If I get 8 or 9 mpg pulling my trailer I will be happy with that.
     
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    22hemi13 Senior Member Military

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    Have you drove a 19 6.4 8spd. It’s a different animal. She’s FUN!
     
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    I'm sure...and that would be a great combo, too; alas, I'll stick with what I have. I just don't have a real need for a 2500 of any stripe.

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    22hemi13 Senior Member Military

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    I feel ya. I love the new ones but I’m a tight wad lololol. In fact my wife’s looking into a used 2017 crew 4x2 with the 5.7. It’s a truck/car haha
     
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