Do I really need a diesel truck?
I am a truck person and will soon have to buy another one. This is my second Toyota and I have at least 300,000 miles (odometer broke several years ago) but need a crew cab with two children that are growing up. Why do I think I want a big truck? Well, I take several long trips each year plus my job adds 75 miles per day round trip (90% interstate). I am a very big man but not over weight and have been uncomfortable riding in the two Toyotas I have had in my life. I do not need to haul or pull really anything at this point, however, the wife and I are going to buy a pop-up camper next year. I can go out and buy a GMC crew cab or Ford 150 crew for less than a F-250 diesel, but the gas mileage stinks. From what I have read diesel might be a great alternative because of the interstate miles that I will rack up on the truck. I have talked to several people that have the F-250 diesel trucks and they love them. They get around 19 miles per gallon on the interstate. What about these new diesel engines coming out in January with even better fuel economy and less pollution/noise? I would really appreciate any advice you can give me.
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