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blt2ski

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Posted: 01/29/22 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Appears even the poster that said you don't buy trucks based on mpg, uses mpg as a factor in buying a truck. While it may not be #1 reason, it IS a factor!

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agesilaus wrote:

Who buys a p/u for it's fuel economy?


I bought my current truck because it was more comfortable to me than the other two.


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agesilaus wrote:

Who buys a p/u for it's fuel economy?


It wasn't that long ago that getting 15mpg was pretty typical for a full size pickup.

With average miles driven per year somewhere around 15,000.

Assuming $3.50/gallon:
- 15MPG = $3500/year
- 25MPG = $2100/year
- 35MPG = $1500/year

Jumping up to 35MPG is a savings of around $2000/yr. If you own it for 10yrs, that's $20,000 in fuel savings.

So the real question is why wouldn't you consider fuel economy when buying?

PS: and as others have suggested, higher MPG typically translates to longer range between fill ups, which is a nice bonus.


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I'd say for the vast majority of truck buyers, from light duty to heavy duty (Class 8), fuel consumption is the number 1 priority.

If that wasn't the case all OEMs would stick a supercharged big block crate engine and call it a day...

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valhalla360 wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

Who buys a p/u for it's fuel economy?


It wasn't that long ago that getting 15mpg was pretty typical for a full size pickup.

With average miles driven per year somewhere around 15,000.

Assuming $3.50/gallon:
- 15MPG = $3500/year
- 25MPG = $2100/year
- 35MPG = $1500/year

Jumping up to 35MPG is a savings of around $2000/yr. If you own it for 10yrs, that's $20,000 in fuel savings.

So the real question is why wouldn't you consider fuel economy when buying?

PS: and as others have suggested, higher MPG typically translates to longer range between fill ups, which is a nice bonus.


Why? Because your example is ridiculous.
A more realistic goal of 1-2mpg increase in an apples to apples comparison = about $200 or $400 per year respectively.
Spread that out over your theoretical 10 years and that $2000-4000 could easily be doubled or negated by difference in purchase price, repair costs, down time, resale, maintenance intervals, better or worse financing deal ….I could go on.
Fuel mileage can/may be “a” consideration but if it is the biggest consideration then that person is just preceding their ignorance about the total cost of ownership.


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RoyJ wrote:

I'd say for the vast majority of truck buyers, from light duty to heavy duty (Class 8), fuel consumption is the number 1 priority.

If that wasn't the case all OEMs would stick a supercharged big block crate engine and call it a day...


That’s as silly as valhallas argument….

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specta wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

Who buys a p/u for it's fuel economy?


I bought my current truck because it was more comfortable to me than the other two.


No, you bought it for its fuel mileage, rvnet says so, just like the old highboy purchase as well….LOL!

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PS, Ford rates the F150 hybrid at 23-25mpg. You think if it actually got 36mpg or whatever those 2 ding dongs in Colorado are claiming that Ford wouldn’t claim that?

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agesilaus wrote:

Who buys a p/u for it's fuel economy?


Fuel economy was among the reasons I opted for a diesel engine.


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RoyJ wrote:

I'd say for the vast majority of truck buyers, from light duty to heavy duty (Class 8), fuel consumption is the number 1 priority.

If that wasn't the case all OEMs would stick a supercharged big block crate engine and call it a day...


Fuel economy is a very distant priority for me, and always has been. I buy trucks for performance and capability, first and foremost. I wouldn't say I don't care, but it's barely on my radar... and the same goes for most people I know. The last few trucks I've bought don't even provide EPA estimates, and I'm sure that goes for a lot of people's trucks on here.

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