circle5 said:Not to be the negative guy in the bunch. I love diesels and everything about them. But don't you think a gas engine is more practical for a 1/2 ton. I mean with diesel prices 40 cents higher than gas and gas engines in 1/2 ton pickups getting 17 to 18 mpg nowdays. You can't really pull loads with 1/2 tons. You don't have to sit and let the gas warm up for 20 minutes either. I'm just throwing this out there to get some opinions and maybe even change my point of view.
Drop 8,000 pounds worth of toy hauler on the bumper of any half ton, and then you will know why diesels are so much better in a 1/2 ton if you tow.......I am also sure that a diesel in a 1/2 ton will be somewhere in the mid 20's mpg range too!!