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Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Engine, Diesel, Truck
Dec 16, 2002 (1:55 pm)
Well, I hope I don't jinx myself here. I have just under 120k on mine. Daily driver, original clutch. I haven't heard of too many problems with them. The factory clutch supposedly has a weak spot in the springs. For $600 you can completely replace everything in the clutch, including the flywheel. Or, for $400 you can put on OE parts and just resurface the flywheel.
#169 of 207 diesel truck buyers
Jan 01, 2003 (5:10 am)
guys, guys. When a person wants to buya truck. above a 1500 let's say. Go to a commercial salesperson. I am one. I know the extensive training we have to go through to sell a "truck". Most of us that are real professionals aren't just trying to sell one unit. It's about relationships. As far as our Duramax. Well Izuzu has done a great job. I never tell anyone it's OUR new diesel, because of the past. As far as capacity. Refer to a trailering guide. We don't make anymore commission on an automatic! Right now there is a waiting list of about 8-10 weeks for a duramax unless you find one on a lot. Whether you have a problem with any vehicle is not the problem. It's always how your local dealer services you. Unforunately there are some bad ones out there. I feel lucky to work for a dealer that stands behind what we sell.
Jan 08, 2003 (7:33 am)
Been awhile since I came and looked at this thread. You might be right - the SD engine might have more hp than the Dodge HO now - all the manufacturers are trying to one up each other. But then I'da had to drive a Ferd instead of my big beautiful Ram!
Seriously, I hope you're happy with your Ford, I'm loving life in my Dodge, everybody wins.
Jan 26, 2003 (2:16 pm)
The tree hugggers wont let my buy a 03 HO cummins here in Massachusetts ( land of the free ?) wonder if I can go to new hampshire and bring one back
#172 of 207 Six Speed Ford
Feb 10, 2003 (11:28 am)
A guy at Lenz Auto Sales in Fond Du Lac WI was tryint to tell me today that a truck he has is worth MORE cuz its a manual 6-speed ford diesel. I think he full of something, and it aint hot air. Would you guys trust this guy or am i wrong here???
Feb 10, 2003 (1:14 pm)
I'm awfully partial to the 6 speed, but I'd be wary of him. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I have never personally witnessed a manual tranny vehicle sell for more than an auto tranny vehicle of the same make, model and options. (I'm talking about cars and light duty trucks.) It could be that HE THINKS HIS manual is worth more, or it could be he has a lot full of manual tranny trucks and wants to get rid of them.
I don't trust many salesmen. The few I do have earned my respect.
Feb 11, 2003 (6:02 am)
The six speed with 6.0 Powerstroke had BIG production delays due to quality problems. They were supposed to be produced back in Sept/Oct, but stopped the entire run and went back to drawing board . From what I've read they finally ran a bunch through line in Kentuckey a couple of weeks back. Guess since they're so rare right now your dealer thinks he's got the ability to rape his customer on this truck. It's gonna take Ford a while to fill all the back orders on this combination, then prices will fall back to normal.
Feb 11, 2003 (9:35 am)
Beware, I've heard a lot bad lately about Lenz - we looked at a used Explorer years ago there and it was way out of wack on the price - ended up at the time with a used Blazer from Ripon, but that was way back in '96 or something around there. What year is it? Have you looked it up for market price? lol.
#176 of 207 cspaulding
Feb 12, 2003 (7:44 pm)
Ive looked it up on NADA and the price seems right on, but like i said and mullins stated we have never seen a manual be more expensive than a 6-speed. Been trying forever to find a decent mile crew cab single rear wheel diesel 6-speed and for the life of me i cant find one. oh well i have time for one to appear. Happy Trails everyone.
Feb 13, 2003 (6:38 am)
Best of luck - they're starting to show up. Here in Wautoma there was a (if I remember right) '00 crew cab, auto, diesel, XLT, tow, off road, etc. with 102,000 miles - they wanted about $17,000 for that one. Hubby would have loved it, but I really don't want 2 diesels right now - I want a gas to drive in winter to work (2 miles each way). Best of luck - keep looking.