So, before anyone gets started on the whole if you don’t buy a diesel you’re wasting money bit. I am well aware of how much better diesels are for towing. I owned a duramax about 10 or 12 years ago. While I have not ruled out a diesel, I’m just focusing on a gas truck right now, probably 1/2 ton. I also don’t have any brand loyalty so I don’t need to hear about how you hate whatever brand if you’ve never owned one.
So what I would like, if yall could be so kind is to let me know how your gasser is holding up with towing and mileage. Any known problems that affect certain brands/years/models to look out for? Maybe things you’ve seen on fleet vehicles at work or close family/friends or personal experience. I’m probably going to be looking in the 2009-2012 years. Going to try and keep the payment as low as possible with selling/trading in my Tacoma. Got a daughter in college still so the idea of a much newer truck is out right meow. Most I have seen in price range are at or near 100k miles. I don’t think a 100k on a vehicle today is what it used to be when I was growing up. My company truck (15 F150 ecoboost) as well as my Tacoma and my daughters car (nissan) all have over a 100k. My wife’s old Mazda cx9 had 175k when we traded it. Only problem we ever had was when I hit a big ass tumble weed in New Mexico and jacked up the radiator. So I say I have no brand loyalty, but you’ll see a pattern that we drive foreign. Yeah, I know ‘murica, but its more coincidence than preference. My top choices I tend to lean towards right now when looking have been Tundra and Ram followed by everything else. I’m looking extended cab, so all the doors opening normal on those is a plus and HP and TQ is there with the two bigger engines. I haven’t seen a lot of Tundras for sale around here lately though. Dodges and Chevy seem to be the most prevalent available when looking. Anyways, thanks in advance for any info.