Over the past 5 months or so, I have been living in limbo regarding a new Woodyboater mobile. As you may recall I even took a stab at a Chevy Volt. That didn’t work out. I did sell the 2009 Silverado that I loved, and have been traveling to and from work in the Orange suburban, and ..a Ford Cmax Energi. 65 miles per gallon..
the pride of driving happens at the gas pump. I drive a lot. 50 miles a day, so the money savings in gas alone has saved me about 1000 bucks in gas a month alone. But try and tow a boat with an electric car? So. today I am headed out to the dealers to shop. And I am going nuts. Should it be a new Ford f250? Gas? Diesel ? Or a new 2014 Chevy truck, 1500? HD? UGH.. IS the standard V8 from the Silverado enough?
Or do I go with the 6.2 V8 upgrade in the GMC? And to throw a loop into the mix? Used Cadillac Escalade’s are cheaper than the trucks. But it does feel a little over kill .
What about the ecoboost turbo v6 in the ford 150″s great gas milage? But might as well tow with the electric car. I do think that there is no real winner here. When I tow, I need juice, but 80% of my driving is just long highway driving… Florida in just one month! I need wheels?