An alternate view - I did sell a 'practially new' truck for an increase in mileage when I did not need as large a tow vehicle. But as posted I also recieved a number of other items which I wanted on the trade not just the mileage:MindBogler wrote: ↑Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 pmIt's one thing to own all the major brands; its another to own them all at the same time or have access to similar model years. Ten years ago the Silverado was the better truck, that isn't the case today.smitcat wrote: ↑Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pmI have owned all of the major brands - Chevy , Ford and Dodge and often more than one brand at a time.
Fact is they all have strong points and weak points - while I valued my Fords (2 F350's and one F150) they are not superior in all areas except when it comes to price.
I digress, though. If I were you, I wouldn't sell a practically brand new truck for an increase in MPG. Your truck still has another 100,000 of life left in it. Drive that thing into the dirt and then reevaluate in 5-10 years.
- new warrantee
- immediate need of tires , brakes etc not needed
- relative maintanence deferred
- much softer ride and much better handlling
- lower to the ground and cheaper easier to work on
- better mileage
Approaching retiremnet and having the funds for any decision it was a matter of choice and not just dollars - similar as the OP I think.