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Old 02-19-2012, 07:41 PM
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Should I trade it in?

I've been thinking about trading in my 99 SD for a new SD. I love my truck because I haven't had any major issues with it. I'm just ready for something new I guess. Is it bad idea to get rid of my 7.3 for the new trucks out now?
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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its your money, if i had the money i would go get a new one. they are sweet. your truck is 13 years old, a lot has improved in 13 years
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:50 PM
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My company truck was a new 6.7l. I had it from day one with 18 miles on it. I put 55,000 on it in 8 months. It went in to ford for warranty work. Twice a month religiously for suspension and transmission issues


To be fair the transmission issues were because of multiple people driving the truck daily and the "learning computer" apparently got confused. That's how the service tech explained it


Other than that I loved my 6.7 it was a beast man it pulled awesome and ran down the highway 80mph with ease


My 7.3. Has 120k on it runs awesome pulls awesome and gets better mileage with a lift and 4wd. Go figure could be the tune I suppose


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Old 02-19-2012, 08:00 PM
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Keep it AND buy a new one. lol
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:02 AM
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I wish i could keep them both, But i dont think i'll be able to do that. lol. But a new one in the shop twice a month doesn't sound like fun to me either. Thats the main reason I haven't gotten a new one. I dont want to deal with my truck being at the shop all the time. My 99 has been in the shop once in the 6 years i've owned it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:42 AM
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If you are buyinf an extended warranty from ford and can afford it... I'd get the new one.

Me, I'll upgrade my old one.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:10 AM
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Well, for some reason as good as these 7.3s are ive always said once im out of college and making good money, i was gonna buy an 02 or 03 7.3 either dogged engine and get it rebuilt or find a good one, and just spend the money i would have on a new truck on the upgrades, lift tires, 08 front end, paint job, lights, intake, exaust, injectors, chip, i mean the works idk why but i like the way these are, but who knows i might end up getting a new one you never know just my .02 cents
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:38 AM
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I was in this same boat about a month ago, I love my 7.3l nothing really wrong w it other than needing new glow plugs. Well I sold it and I love my 05 couldnt be more happier with the ride and pulling power it has. very pleased my choice was to get a newer one.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:47 AM
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I was in this same boat about a month ago, I love my 7.3l nothing really wrong w it other than needing new glow plugs. Well I sold it and I love my 05 couldnt be more happier with the ride and pulling power it has. very pleased my choice was to get a newer one.
What kind of MPG change did you see? buddy down the street has a 04 6.0 and only gets like 14 compared to my 7.3 getting 16 stock
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:44 PM
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Glad i'm not the only one who is having a hard time parting with the 7.3. it till be a few more months, IF i decide to get a new one. I work construction and use my truck everyday for work, and my truck has been very reliable. So i'm just a little concerned when i talk to people about having problems with the new ones. If my trucks in the shop a couple times a month that hurts my work too. Keeping both would be ideal, but unfortunately i'm not that lucky.
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