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Old 09-30-2010, 01:44 PM
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Buying an older 7.3 couple ???'s

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I'm 19 years old and I'm looking at buying my first pickup sometime by next july or shortly thereafter. Trying to save up enough to make a decent down payment Anyways, I've done quite a bit of research on dodge, chevrolet, and ford diesels and I have decided on a 99-03 ford 7.3l powerstroke. During my research I quickly realized to steer clear of those 6.0l powerstrokes. Anyways, I have just one question. How many miles is too many miles? I don't wanna spend 18k and have a truck that's only got a little life left in it. The trucks I am looking at have anywhere between 100k-150k miles on them.

Here's a few links to a couple of trucks that I think are in pretty good condition. Let me know what ya think. Thanks for any help

1. 1999 Ford Super Duty F-250 XLT Mansfield, Texas | North Texas Truck Stop

2. 2001 Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat Mansfield, Texas | North Texas Truck Stop

3. 2001 Ford Super Duty F-250 XLT Mansfield, Texas | North Texas Truck Stop
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:07 PM
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i'd get the 99
152K isn't bad at all for a 12 year old truck, i'd see if u could get it bought for less though, considering it is 12 years old
if you take care of it, the 7.3 will last you a long time, just do proper maintence and it will last
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:21 PM
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I'd go for the 99 as well. The orange 01 has a 5th wheel gate, which could mean it was used as a tow rig a lot, although that doesn't matter a whole bunch, and the other 01 is lifted, and just based on my experience; never buy a pre-modded vehicle, you never know what that thing has really been through. The 99 looks stock and clean so it should be a good runner for many, many more miles if you keep the fluids and filters changed regularly.
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99 looks nice.

how many is too many? with a 7.3 the question should take the form: how well was it maintained. poor maintenance i see trucks with new motors at 150k, well maintaiend trucks with mild mods i see trucks with over 400k. if i came across truck with 300k that was clean and checked out mechanically id take it.
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Get a 99 or 2000. Forged rods!
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Get a 99 or 2000. Forged rods!
What he said
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