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Expected 97 MPG?
I'll start off by saying that I'm sorry to some of the veterans that have probably seen this question asked a thousand times on this forum. I've never owned a diesel before, aside from an old VW TDI that I had a six month stint with while my old Avalon was in the shop for a new engine after a valve decided to crap out on me. I've always wanted a truck, especially the older late 90 F250s, love the look and the styling overall. Would also be nice to stop taking the wifes Jeep and trailer when I need to haul my motorcycle up to Daytona. Recently a truck has appeared in a local dealer within my price range with few enough miles to consider going for a small loan.
I know these things are nothing like the VWs as far as mpg, but what would you say is an estimation on highway miles?
Its a 97 F250, 7.3L diesel, two door long bed, automatic transmission.
It has the overdrive as far as I know (I believe all of the automatics are 5 speeds?). 3.55 axle-ratio.
165k miles on the clock and I have a pretty dang light foot.
I will be driving mostly 45-50 around town (basically a highway here) and 70-75 on the long haul highway trips. Its got the dual tanks so I'm not concerned about the range.