New truck


#1

Hello,

I am looking to sell my F250, diesel truck and buy a new Toyota Tundra 4x4, V-8. I wanted to know if you think that is a good idea. I need a 4x4 truck for off roading and occasional trailor pulling. I need a big truck because I am 6’5" and 260 lbs. I like the idea of a diesel because the ability to buy bio-diesel, but I think that the Toyota truck lines run forever with little problems. I do not need to buy now but my truck is worth a lot now and there is a great deal on Toyotas now…what do you advise?

Thanks for your time


#2

I don’t think you can go wrong buying a new tundra. Do they make them with diesel engines? I think you might be disappointed in how much you’ll get for your truck, even if it is worth a lot, that doesn’t mean you will get what it is worth, as the market is currently flooded with great deals on new and used full size trucks. I bought my truck in 2006 and never regretted it, because I pull a travel trailer and just like to drive a full size truck. I can still afford the gas, but if it keeps going up, I’ll be eventually second guessing my choice to even own a trailer or large truck. If you can sell your truck for what you think it is worth, got for it and buy that toyo. But I wouldn’t buy the toyo and then figure you’ll sell your truck in a week or two afterwards, because it might take much longer to sell yours if you hold out for getting full retail value.


#3

What year F250? There were some years where the diesels on those trucks were very good, but there were also some years where they had a lot of problems. I’m not intimately familiar with which years were good and which were bad, but I know there’s a couple of posters here who are.

The Tundra is definitely the more refined truck in terms of on-road handling and creature comforts, although I found the older versions somewhat cramped. Assuming you don’t have one of the stinker years, I also don’t think the Tundra has much of a longevity edge over the diesel F250 and you are going to lose a lot of money on the transaction. You ought to test drive the Tundra and see if you like it enough, but for my money I’d stick with the Ford.


#4

The new Tundras have proved to have more than their fair share of teething problems. What year is the F-250? If it’s one with the 7.3L Turbodiesel, I’d hold onto it. You will be hard pressed to find a more reliable and capable truck. If you want a new truck. Check out the Dodge Ram diesels. The engines in those are bulletproof. The newer Ford diesels are not as reliable as the old 7.3L. With that said a new F-250 with the 5.4L and 4.10 gears might be able to handle your needs, and dealers are more than willing to get rid of them.


#5

Depends on the year of your F250 you have now.