Trucks for Working Men
With today’s gas prices, buying a gas guzzling truck that only gets 9 miles to the gallon may seem counterintuitive. And it is if you are buying a brand-new truck primarily just for getting around in. But what if you are a working man who needs an affordable truck built for heavy duty hauling in order to make a living?
There are a number of new models to choose from; however, if you are a truck shopper who wants his money and his truck to work for him rather than put him in debt, buying a gas guzzling used truck to get the job done has some real advantages over buying a newer or used diesel model.
That was the message in a recent Car Wizard YouTube video where the host goes over why his purchase of a1996 Ram 3500 8L V10 engine with 175,000 miles on it for $7,000 was such a great deal in today’s market for men who make their living moving big loads.
Arguments Against Buying a Diesel Today
The Car Wizard makes a strong case for why choosing an older gas guzzling V10 Ram is a better deal over buying a new---or even a used---traditional heavy hauler truck with a Diesel Cummins engine.
In the video he discusses:
• What today’s prices are for a comparable used Diesel
• Why gas prices are not really an issue
• What kind of power you can expect with the V10 and how it compares to a Diesel
• The simplicity of an older gas engine
• An under-the-chassis inspection and discussion of limited repairs needed
• Diesel problems causing owners to sell their trucks rather than hang onto them
Watch and listen to see if you agree with the Car Wizard’s assessment of what truck choice makes the most sense for someone needing a reliable working truck in today’s market:
Why did the CAR WIZARD get a gas guzzling '96 RAM 3500 with 10mpg? And how is remotely a good idea?!
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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