Originally Posted by smeagol
Yep, I'm a turbo diesel lover.
Hard to beat a diesel for towing but I doubt I'd ever buy a new smog model. You might consider looking for one of the older diesels. I have an old pre smog Dodge/Cummins that has been extremely reliable after 180k miles towing a lot of different things. Towing a 10klb 5th wheel it gets better mileage than most V6 SUVs get towing a Casita
. Towing a Casita
I'm always at 20+mpg, has tons of range with an easily to installed 45gal auxillary tank. Just got a shell for it to add some storage space. It's also the most comfortable driving of all of our cars. My wife even prefers it for road trips to her edge.
I really like being able to get fuel when I want to rather than having to stop after every hill. If I don't see a station I like between here and California, that's ok. I need breaks like everyone else but I can choose to stop at more family friendly places for those breaks (or use the casita
facilities if necessary). My wife would rather stop at a walmart than a gas station for making necessary deposits. Seems like the gas stations are always a mess.
If I were forced
to buy a new car, I'd just sell my wifes shoe collection and get a new Grand Cherokee.. (-:}