Yeah, the $5.00 a gallon Diesel bytes. I am in process of likely buying a Diesel Pickup. However the Fuel costs scare me.commanderjjones said:I'm not far behind you, Steve.....I drive 100 mile round trip per day. We had a local spike that took diesel to $5.00 per gallon last summer for a little over 2 weeks and I about had a cow! :shock:
I'm sure that you already know it, but one must also consider the extra maintenance expense. You'll be doing a 4 or 5 gallon oil change instead of 5 or 6 quarts. Plus much more frequent fuel filter changes and (if you buy a new one) the cost of urea. The additional fuel mileage is nice, but it's barely offsets the additional cost and upkeep unless you tow often. I've been price shopping the new Powerstrokes and the diesel upgrade is $7800 :shock: :x . With that being said, I can't see myself going back to a gas engine truck unless I absolutely have to.slane01 said:However the Fuel costs scare me.
I'm not saying we're out of the woods yet. The improvement I mentioned is just the trend that I'm seeing in the marine industry....which is a luxury market and typically one of the first things to go south. Our business is up nearly 60% from this time last year.....and yes, I'm very thankful.foxcrew6 said:Jerry the economy has not started going again thats just what they tell us theres still people losing jobs.