Thanks for the input fellas... I may have used the word towing a little too loosely..lol. the extent of towing this truck would ever see is maybe once a month during the spring/summer towing a 3rd gen camaro to the track.. That way I can run both the truck and the camaro.. I have a 2500 454 suburban to do the real towing with.. This truck is too light duty to tow any real loads but too heavy to be fast. Lol.. So it's mostly a drive to work and haul junk. Issue is, to me I have to be able to enjoy something I'm stuck driving all the time.. I enjoy tire smoke. I enjoy getting up to the speed limit as fast as possible. I enjoy passing in very short passing areas. I enjoy buying gas.lol. truck has dual tanks. Fuel mileage is considered a benefit to me. I enjoy driving so I consider the cost of fuel as a resonable trade off to be able to stand on the loud pedal and going sideways for 300 ft at will... That is why I like large engines. They do all that stuff fairly easy with a little work.