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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 19, 12:32 PM
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I don't see an issue here, girls and trucks are the norm in the south. If she likes it, she probably will take better care of it.
The ONLY issue I see is a 17 yr old driving a 8,000+ lb 402 cubic inch turbo charged diesel four wheel drive crew cab pickup truck as a daily driver. I'm not harping on anyone, just blows my mind that this type of vehicle is now become the accepted norm for a teenage driver with minimal driving experience. I'm sure it's averaging around 15 mpg and no doubt the wheels are constantly turning on it.

Gone are the days of diesels being work trucks.

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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 19, 2:32 PM
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I'm glad for her, but man, but why does a 17 yr old girl need a 6.6L diesel 4x4?
Need vs want. That's what she wanted. She was able to do the deal. Good for her.
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The ONLY issue I see is a 17 yr old driving a 8,000+ lb 402 cubic inch turbo charged diesel four wheel drive crew cab pickup truck as a daily driver. I'm not harping on anyone, just blows my mind that this type of vehicle is now become the accepted norm for a teenage driver with minimal driving experience. I'm sure it's averaging around 15 mpg and no doubt the wheels are constantly turning on it.

Gone are the days of diesels being work trucks.
A lot of horse people down here... You do realize that teen boys weren't the only owners of 6mpg/ 400+hp muscle cars back in the 70's and 80's?
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The ONLY issue I see is a 17 yr old driving a 8,000+ lb 402 cubic inch turbo charged diesel four wheel drive crew cab pickup truck as a daily driver. I'm not harping on anyone, just blows my mind that this type of vehicle is now become the accepted norm for a teenage driver with minimal driving experience. I'm sure it's averaging around 15 mpg and no doubt the wheels are constantly turning on it.

Gone are the days of diesels being work trucks.
Nah, its not that heavy. I know because I had to look it up when we licensed it. Anything over 8000lbs is licensed differently. Here's the specs..

ALso, did I mention my wife drives a 2014 F150 FX4 with the 3.5L ecoboost? That F150 weighs more than this 2500HD. I believe it weighs about 5800lbs. (Last year all steel).
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Mine weighs about 6900 with 5th wheel, airbags & compressor & 30 extra gallons of fuel.

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I agree. a 2004 is not an old truck. My everyday farm truck is a 2005.
I thought so too until I drove on to a GM dealer lot with my '05. Sales guy takes a long look at my ride and says,
"Wow you keep your vehicles forever." I don't think it was complement either.

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