Originally Posted by davidz71
Time will tell whether Navistar has a hit with this new engine.
I too hope the do. Ford needs a good thing to happen after the disaster it faced with the last diesel.
To me I'm with Pieman, the fuel costs can be offset in better mileage and engine life. However, unless you are buying pre-owned and someone else has taken the initial deprecation hit, that $5k premium for a new diesel combo is pretty steep. You'd have to be a full timer or drive a LOT of miles to make up that premium hit --or-- you'd have to have a massive load to justifiy it. The 8.1L is great and will do the trick and you can buy a LOT of fuel, at least for now for that $5k upcharge for a new diesel.
Toyota now, from what I've read has picked up a stake in Isuzu that GM dumped. I think it could be a matter of time before Toyota starts putting some diesels in the Tundra. I've heard and read several reports as I am sure most of us have....if they do, time will tell if Toyota forces the issue on these large upcharges to go to diesel, or if Toyota will simply jump on the $5k bandwagon.