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Just Bought a 4x2 Longhorn Crew Ecodiesel

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I just picked up my new truck this weekend. So far after 3 days of ownership I love it. I've been using this forum as a source for information since I started looking back in March. I hope to gain some knowledge and maybe provide some myself along the way.

I really wanted a 4x4 but realize 99.9% of the time I don't need it. Besides I was able to get a deal on a Longhorn 4x2 out the door for $3k less than a 4x4 SLT. I happened to luck into a demo with 5300 miles on it.

Two Tone Bright White Crew cab with Cattle Tan/Blk interior. 4x2 Crew Cab. No air ride suspension, but just about everything else.

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If only it were that easy.

Congrats, however i would have spent 3K more.. Always better to have and not need then need and not have.
That would be my thoughts exactly if only it were that easy. I managed to get this truck for 28% off the sticker price. It was too good of a deal to pass up. If I could find a Longhorn 4x4 for $3k more than I paid, I'd be all over it! And besides I live in the Phoenix area so 2 feet of snow really isn't something I have to worry about. I figure I bought this one so well, if I find myself needing or wanting 4wd later, I could sell it or trade it and still recover most if not all of my money.
Thanks for the feedback guys. But keep in mind it was a demo with 5000 miles on the clock, so although its still considered new...it did have a bit of use. They did do an oil change, top it off with a full tank of fuel and topped off the DEF tank though.

I still have a lot to learn about diesel engines. This is my first.
So far I'm loving the truck. Its probably the most comfortable and luxurious vehicle I've ever owned, plus I'm averaging 27-28 mpg in mixed driving according to the EVIC. It has plenty of power when you need it, and gets 30+ on the highway at 70mph. I still can't get over how quiet it is. I just need to get used to parking a full size truck again.
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Although calling some of these "trucks" may be a bit of a stretch, I've owned a '91 Nissan Pathfinder, '97 Ram 1500 extended cab 4x4, 2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4, Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX400h and a 2010 Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab (only owned it for 2 days...but thats another story). I've also driven my dads '87 Dakota, '93 Dakota, and '05 Ram 2500.

The Dakota is the perfect sized truck for what I need, but they don't make it anymore. I can only imagine how cool a mid-sized truck with the 3.0 ED would be.
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