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Old 06-11-2006, 07:22 AM
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Newbie questions about F350's

Goodmorning ! I am in the process of purchasing my first diesel.
It's a 2002, F350 XLT, 4x4,supercab ,longbed with 52000 miles. The truck is being purchased form a Ford dealership and it appears to have been meticulously taken care of by its previous owner. In reality, what can I expect in terms of gas mileage without towing ? My second question and I apologize for sounding ignorant but is this F350 drastically more truck than a similarly equipped F250? I was told the gas mileage difference between the two would be negligible. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-11-2006, 08:10 AM
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welcome to the site!
i get around 16 mpg with my truck no load. it has an auto tran. the 350 has a bit more payload capability, depending on what tires are on the truck now.
hope this helps you...
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:13 AM
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is this F350 drastically more truck than a similarly equipped F250
yes, there is a decent payload capacity difference, but i wouldnt say by any means its "drastic".....the 250 is plenty of truck for your average guy, especially if you dont plan on towing heavy loads with it consistantly. as far as the fuel economy, it should be about the same between the two, depending on things like trannie type and rear end gear ratio.......but the 350's do ride a little stiffer.......hope this helps........Marc
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I have a 2002 F-350 Crew Short box 4x4 and I have been averaging 17-18 half city, half interstate. My trip to Miami I was getting 19-20. These mileages were babying it though. I put mine on a CAT scale and it weighed in at 7400 full of fuel. Most 250's are 3/4 ton and most 350's are 1 ton trucks if I remember correctly. Marc might correct me on that.
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Most 250's are 3/4 ton and most 350's are 1 ton trucks if I remember correctly. Marc might correct me on that.
no correction needed....
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