Why you should buy this car:
You go to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo every year, not for the filet mignon chili or Brooks & Dunn, but rather for the actual livestock. On your weekly checklist is the item "pick up feed." There's a long, broken road out to your property and your kids won't roll without Spongebob. You're an energy trader.
Why you shouldn't buy this car:
You skipped the Rodeo for an Arcade Fire concert. You don't have $60,000. On your weekly checklist is the item "pick up yoga mat." There's a narrow road that leads to your studio apartment and you've got to parallel park on it. You're a community organizer for the Sierra Club.
Speed Merchants: No
Fashion Victims: No
Mack Daddies: Yes
Tuner Crowd: No
Penny Pinchers: No
Euro Snobs: No
Working Stiffs: Yes
Soccer Moms: No
Nascar Dads: Yes
Golfing Grandparents: No
*Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT Crew Cab 4x4
*Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4
• Manufacturer: Ford
• Model tested: F-350 SuperDuty FX4
• Model year: 2008
• Base Price: $36,840
• Price as Tested: $56,780
• Engine type: 6.4-Liter Diesel V8
• Horsepower: 350 @ 3,000 RPM
• Torque: 650 @ 2,000 RPM
• Transmission: Torqshift 5-speed Auto
• Curb Weight: 6,960 lbs
• LxWxH: 246.2" x 99.6" x 80.4"
• Wheelbase: 156.2"
• Tires: LT275/65R30E Owl All-Terrain Tires
• Drive type: 4x4
• 0 - 60 mph: 9.6 Seconds
• 1/4-mile: 17.5 seconds
• EPA Fuel economy city/highway: N/A
• NHTSA crash test rating: N/A
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