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Old 02-25-2016, 01:15 PM   #21
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:21 PM   #22
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I priced out a Ram 1500 Trademan quad cab 4x4 with 3.0 Diesel and the sticker was under $42K. That seems like a good deal compared to the Colorado diesel but not if you consider my 2007 crew cab 4x4 LBZ Duramax had a sticker of 42K,
I bought my 07 classic new it is loaded, leather, sunroof, DVD, etc. but only paid 36k. Modded it a bit, twins, exhaust, lift pump, co-pilot, tranny, DSP-5, front end for a little bracket drag racing and sold it after 3 years for 38. Bought it again after the guy died and paid 32 the second time around. He had it 3 years and only put 12K on it. Still worth probably 30K. I'm keeping it. Went and looked at the Colorado, they don't have a diesel one yet, but truck is too small for my taste. my race trailer is heavy and has 1800 lbs of tongue weight, don't think that little truck would handle that.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:54 AM   #23
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I bought my 07 classic new it is loaded, leather, sunroof, DVD, etc. but only paid 36k. Modded it a bit, twins, exhaust, lift pump, co-pilot, tranny, DSP-5, front end for a little bracket drag racing and sold it after 3 years for 38. Bought it again after the guy died and paid 32 the second time around. He had it 3 years and only put 12K on it. Still worth probably 30K. I'm keeping it. Went and looked at the Colorado, they don't have a diesel one yet, but truck is too small for my taste. my race trailer is heavy and has 1800 lbs of tongue weight, don't think that little truck would handle that.
If someone tows more than 6-7000 regularly I would recommend a regular 3/4-ton diesel rather than a 1/2-ton variant. But for someone who regularly tows 3-5000 the diesel Colorado and similar light diesels would be good I would think, and the Diesel Colorado can tow more when needed up to almost 8000, but I wouldn't want to tow that much with it every day!
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If someone tows more than 6-7000 regularly I would recommend a regular 3/4-ton diesel rather than a 1/2-ton variant. But for someone who regularly tows 3-5000 the diesel Colorado and similar light diesels would be good I would think, and the Diesel Colorado can tow more when needed up to almost 8000, but I wouldn't want to tow that much with it every day!
I agree with what you are saying sir, but I also agree with Ken. What limits the smaller trucks is not the weight it can tow, but the tongue weight due to the GVWR and suspension. I had the same issue when I had an F150 ecoboost. The truck would haul well balanced loads great, but my friends chevelle with a BBC on a trailer with axles in a less than desirable location (tongue weight of 1500 or 1600lbs) made for towing nightmares...even with a distribution hitch. Not the trucks fault, but still a limitation that a 3/4 ton would not have.

So, I think it is all on the application and setup. I think it is really cool that the truck can tow that much and it just goes to show how far technology has come.

I cannot wait to test drive one.

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Old 02-26-2016, 09:11 AM   #25
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I agree with what you are saying sir, but I also agree with Ken. What limits the smaller trucks is not the weight it can tow, but the tongue weight due to the GVWR and suspension. I had the same issue when I had an F150 ecoboost. The truck would haul well balanced loads great, but my friends chevelle with a BBC on a trailer with axles in a less than desirable location (tongue weight of 1500 or 1600lbs) made for towing nightmares...even with a distribution hitch. Not the trucks fault, but still a limitation that a 3/4 ton would not have.

So, I think it is all on the application and setup. I think it is really cool that the truck can tow that much and it just goes to show how far technology has come.

I cannot wait to test drive one.

Paul
I towed a skid steer with the Colorado Diesel from the company my son works for that installs light pole bases for parking lots. They normally to it with a newer 6.7L Ford Super Duty and funny enough the trailer squats the F-250 more than it did the Colorado Diesel!!! We did not redistribute anything on the trailer. I hooked to it EXACTLY the same way they disconnected from it and the little Colorado was 1.5 or so inches off the bump stops, and they tell me that the F-250 squats a ton when they use it to tow the same trailer, way more than when they tow the same trailer with the other employees Chevy 3500...

Both of the big diesel's get the trailer moving much better than the little 4-banger, but it wasn't too bad either...
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My first tank of fuel was 575 miles with 20 gallons = 28.75 mpg. That was 100 miles local, 375 interstate (cruze speed 79 mph), and 100 miles 2-lane hwy. Not bad for the first tank. The dealer filled the truck for me the first time, the second tank I topped off all it would take.
 
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My first tank of fuel was 575 miles with 20 gallons = 28.75 mpg. That was 100 miles local, 375 interstate (cruze speed 79 mph), and 100 miles 2-lane hwy. Not bad for the first tank. The dealer filled the truck for me the first time, the second tank I topped off all it would take.
Cool to hear real world mileage is around what I expected! Are you happy with it so far???
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:31 PM   #28
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I read that GM is going to put the 2.8 in their full size van, I know they de-rated the 6.6 to 250ish HP. Curious to see if the 150HP will push the vans or will they up the tuning.

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Old 03-29-2016, 10:32 AM   #29
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My 2nd tank of fuel, all local driving, and driving it hard. longest trip was 25 miles. 450 miles, 19.5 gallons =23 mpg.
 
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