+1!!!I like this truck. I am approaching this truck purchase from the point of view " for the same money as a f150 or 1500 series truck I can get the diesel" . I dont see why everyone is getting so wound up about this truck before seeing it, driving it and working numbers on an actual truck!!
Like the canyon/ colorado with the 2.8 Duramx, I'll wait till I see it in person. Then decide....
I think that the reduced weight of the King Cab will have minimal effect on mpg.Would the weight savings of a king cab be significant enough to impact mpg?
Very well said FJC-4X4. I'll admit, after following the XDs development since th start, I began to waiver after some of the specs started to drop. Theyve really blown the release timeframe, too imo. However, this post really puts things back into perspective for me. I really needed to hear it laid like this. Thanks!
I think Nissan was very clear about the target audience, the bloggers/journalists repeated the talking points, so everyone got that. The issue is Nissan could have done a better job distinguishing the XD as a true tweener.The posts on this forum generally reflect both sides of this market share:
45% of the post are centered around 'it's way heavier than my 150' and 'mpg is better with this 1/2 tons'.
Another 45% of the post are 'I can tow/carry more with this 250' and 'for a few grand more I can get such and such 3/4 tons'.
The point is that you are all right when you try to compare the XD to a 1/2, or to a 3/4, and yet, you're missing the point!
For those of us who fall into the remaining 10%, this 5/8 truck is just spot on: 5.0L Cummins, no compromise on weight, drive train is over engineered, cabin noise is minimal, seat are comfortable, which all amount to a more confident ride while towing while reducing driver fatigue...
No offense to anyone, but if you don't get it, it's probably because this truck is not for you. Which should statistically be the case for 90% of the truck owners out there