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2003 7.3 diesel or 2005 6.0 diesel
Iíve enjoyed this forum thoroughly and have used the search function extensively. Iíve learned a TON-thank you very much!!
Iíd like to ask a question that I havenít seen addressed. Iíve got two different car specialist looking for a specific X for me at auctions but to date they havenít found one yet. Iím looking for a low mileage (50-60K) 2003 7.3 diesel 4x4 but none have surfaced yet aththe auctions they attend. Iíve found a couple on E-bay but in my opinion they are asking too much. Since my specialists havenít found one yet Iím considering widening my search to include a 2005 6.0 diesel 4x4 (low mileage).
My question is: Would you consider the 2005 6.0 diesel 4x4 or hold for the 2003 7.3 4x4? My goal is to have the low mileage as I will keep this vehicle for 10+ years. Iíll be pulling a 7,000 lb boat often and want a reliable engine. I tend to hold onto vehicles for 10-20 years (still have my 1987 Toyota 4Runner since new) and our other vehicles are 10 yrs old too (since bought new). Iím concerned the vehicle will wear out before the diesel, hence the look for the low mileage.
This X will be a daily use vehicle. I average 18,000 miles annually. Running my children around and doing family adventures. I would perform a couple of basic mods (exhaust, air cleaner, & maybe a chip) to tweak itís performance but I am not gonna trick it out.
I currently have a 10 year old 5.4 liter Expedition with 181K and itís on itís last leg. Itís had a hard life pulling a 6,500 lb boat/trailer rig and Iíd rather have a larger vehicle for a safer ride with the family when we go on fishing trips. In fact, the Expedition is no longer dependable, hence my thoughts about broadening my search parameters for a quicker find of an X.