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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-26-2000, 10:40 AM
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Re: 4x4

<font color=purple>Diesels make a poor choice for playing in mud. They're heavy & won't spin the tires like gas engines. But, there are instances where they are useful. Mileage & towing ability come to mind, but you have to be cautious. Those turbos get hot & you need to let the engine run for a while when you stop to let them cool down (ever notice how the big rigs are always idling at the truck stops?). This makes them somewhat of a poor choice for daily driving & short trips. Also, it takes something like 120-150,000 miles of increased fuel mileage to pay off the additional up-front cost of a diesel (if buying new). If your truck isn't driven 20-30,000 miles a year, you could be costing yourself more than you save. Just some stuff to consider.</font color=purple>


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