In the automobiles market today, drivers are lavishly spoilt with large variety
of diesel trucks to pick from than what they had previously. All this fierce
competition between manufacturers has led to an important question for the
prospective owners. Which diesel truck should I spend my money on?
To get to the root of this puzzle, one must first asked the foremost question
“what makes a good diesel truck?” Factors like performance, comfortability,
practicality, and economical all comes into play and only the perfect balance
between all these factors will you find the most suitable truck for your
As we all know, the soul of the any vehicles including diesel trucks is the
engine for it power the entire vehicle to move. Thus, it is what you should
consider before anything else. Even though there are a few types of diesel
engines such as the common-rail diesel engines, turbo-diesels or in some cases,
a combination of both, most trucks have the same type of diesel engine under
its hoods which differ only in its cubic capacity. Before choosing the right
engine, you must first decide how much power is adequate and how much is
overpowered or underpowered to give a sluggish driving experience.
Apart from the basic purpose of getting you and your load from destination A to
destination B, diesel trucks nowadays also has increased in its comfortability
with some offering luxuries such as cup holders, armrests, leather seats and a
lot more. But do remember, all these do not comes cheaply and will be added to
the overall cost.
The next important consideration is whether to buy a diesel truck with a single
cab or a double cab. Although this is not a hard decision to be made, one must
realize the pros and cons of having an extra row of seats. Surely it will be
handy when you have passengers to carry but when you don’t, the extra weight will decrease the performance and mileage of the diesel
In terms of practicality, the accessibility and space of the trucks’bed must also be taken into consideration as some trucks do not has sufficient
surface friction to prevent the cargo from moving around during the journey or
the beds suffer from space intrusions from the rear wheels. In addition,
availability of support for canopies must also be thoroughly considered.
In a nutshell, a good diesel truck is one with an engine capable of powering
the vehicle even under the harshest driving condition combined with good fuel
consumption efficiency and providing great comfort at the same time.