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yuckem
03-22-2007, 08:35 AM
What is the payback on the CTD verses the Hemi? The 6.7 CTD price premium is about 6K and diesel costs about 30 cents a gallon more than gas around here. From what I have read, the hemi mpg is 14-17 verses 17-21 for the 5.9 CTD. I have not seen what the mpg numbers are for the 6.7 CTD. So maybe the question should be.is there a payback? Im thinking of getting rid of my ton SUV and my old beater pickup.

Thanks

js

morkable
03-22-2007, 08:54 AM
The payback is if you have to tow, the gas engine just wont tow like the diesel. I personally will never ever own another gas engine pickup again. Also, I know that up here, the value of a used diesel is crazy, way more than the initial purchase difference. I paid 50400 for my truck brand new in 03, I have seen used 03's not in as good of shape as mine selling for 38k, thats only a depreciation of 12k over 4 years, a gas engine is going to lose way more than that. Hemi powered trucks are selling for around 20 - 25, so a drop of over 20k. So with the diesel 3k a year, gas 5+k per year.

Kevin

Hairy1
03-22-2007, 07:37 PM
If you're haulin' there ain't a comparison......diesel

CoastalDav
03-22-2007, 08:53 PM
I have a 2004 Hemi Durango, not really a truck.. Over the past two years it has averaged without fail, 14.6mpg. Thats all types of driving combined.

I don't think you'll get you money back buying the diesel with the differance in the mileage and price of fuel. But, I think you'll be more than happy with the 6.7 or 5.9.


Dave

qzilla
03-22-2007, 11:54 PM
Don't foget you get a longer warranty from the factory on the engine and resale is typically considerably better.

PEAKSTRYDE
03-23-2007, 10:04 AM
I have a 2004 Hemi Durango, not really a truck.. Over the past two years it has averaged without fail, 14.6mpg. Thats all types of driving combined.

I don't think you'll get you money back buying the diesel with the differance in the mileage and price of fuel. But, I think you'll be more than happy with the 6.7 or 5.9.


Dave

I run around town all the time getting 14.5 MPG (in my 04.5). May give you something to think about!!!! I can hook on to my 25 foot toy hauler pull it 1000 miles on flat highway and still see 14.4 MPG. There is a lot to be said for that, but it depends how much you tow, or if you just want a diesel!!!!

Like the others have pointed out you will pay a little more upfront but that all goes into your pocket when you sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://www.smileyx.com/smilies/jumping0002.gif

D384D
03-24-2007, 09:04 AM
Sell a 2500 Hemi with 100K miles on it. You won't get jack for it. Now sell a 2500 CTD with 100K miles on it. Ha, just broken in!

skyking
03-24-2007, 09:30 AM
Currently in central California diesel is about .05 cheaper than UNL. Personally I will never own a truck with out the diesel. Besides the towing pluses normal driving like I-80 over Donner summit near Truckee/Lake Tahoe it was accelerating up-hill while gas trucks and cars kept slowing.