Agreed. people should be able to drive whatever they feel suits their needs, or what they like.
In these excursions, diesel is the only way to go! they just make more sense. sorry you have to deal with the V-10. I hear that if you put your foot down hard enough, the mpg will drop down to less than one. I can't even do that in my 88 suburban, the lowest I've gotten it to read was 3 mpg, with the 350.
No you are better off with the V-10. I am replacing all of my fleet 6.0 diesels with V-10s for 2008. The 6.0 has way too many injector issues. Plus the maintenance on a gas engine is much cheaper, as is the cost of diesel fuel.
I've never heard of a single problem with the injector issues. And according to my math, being that my Excursion only gets at best 9-10, when I can be getting a consistant 18MPG out of the diesel, and adding in the 18 cent price difference, I would be saving rather a lot of money.
I have a 2000 with the V-10 and I love it. I get 12mpg in town, on the highway driving 65mph I get 17mpg and at 79mph I get 16mpg. I have 95,000 miles on it with minor problems on the years. Until the socialist environmentalists take over this country, we are free to buy whatever car we like regardless of the gas mileage.
I own a 2004 Excursion Limited with the 6.0 liter TD. 3.73. gears with tow package and 5 speed hydroshift automatic transmission.
When I took mine in for INJECTOR ISSUES!!! I made it a point to try the V10 out for a possible trade in?
After the first couple minutes of driving the V10, don't get me wrong I was a happy camper in the sound department. Until I let the guy side of me get to me, and challenged a 6.0 TD F-250 at a stoplight. In short terms I couldn't wait to get my 6.0 back.
The V10 sucked in more gas than it put out power.
Every visit to the pump made me wonder if the reason for the 44 gallon tank was simply to support the V10's massive thirst.
The 5.4 liter was a pointless engine I thought. Unless you don't tow anything and have a massive bank account or your own personal oil field.
The 6.0 liter TD gets a consistent 17-18+ mpg, towing or not, and is a very reliable motor. You can get 500.000 out of a diesel all day long. I'm afraid you can't say the same about the 5.4 or the 6.8.