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Old 03-08-2012, 02:00 PM
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Need PSD owners opinion

Hey guys! I've been lurking here for a while cause I'm in the market for a truck. I've been reading a lot and did some research but I still wanted to post to get your opinions on a truck I'm looking at. Its about 1.5 hours from where I live so I wanna feel good about driving out to look at it before I do. Its a 1999 (built in October) 7.3 f250 extended cab. It has 140k and some of the typical NY rust. Damn NY and the salt they use Anyway heres the link for it maybe you guys can give me some more input on it: F250 SuperDuty 7.3l Diesel 4x4

Some back ground info, I'm currently a Construction Manager major in college, work at a insulation company and do some side work as far as carpentry/HVAC with my Dad and Step Dad. I'm looking for a good DD that is fun to drive and modify. I've mainly been looking at f150's but a diesel would be so much more fun
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:05 PM
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Why not a 6.0???

So much more fun then the 7.3 slugs

With proper maintanance they are great trucks!!!



That 7.3 is decent for the money I guess... Their just getting soo old
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:08 PM
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Oh yea, everybody I know has just been So Pleased with the reliability of that engine
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:32 PM
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With the miles and a little rust, that truck isn't a steal, but has a lot of life left in it. If you like to drive a grenade, buy a 6.0 Pressing the pedal is like pulling pin out just a little more.... Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:33 PM
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Haha well I would get a 6.0 but I can't afford a diesel that new And the rust I'm not to worried about cause I can fix that I just wasn't sure if it was a good deal like it seemed. And living in NY the only way it won't have rust is if its brand new haha Its bone stock he said but has a tuner he never used. Would you guys get it?
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:05 PM
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Would I buy it? No. Not for me. I need a rust free truck.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:48 PM
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For a kid my age with my budget thats almost impossible unfortunately haha Thats why I am learning to do body work and paint
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:04 PM
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six leakers are a crap shoot. some good, some bad. as far as the truck youre lookin at, seems ok to me. id prefer no rust, but if its wahts in your price range,it is what it is.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:12 PM
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I'd prefer no rust to. But salt in the winters up here is horrible, it has no rot and compared to others of this year around here its clean. But we'll see what happens, I might still end up in a f150 since I don't need anything bigger yet. I'm still trying to find an excuse to get something bigger haha
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:30 PM
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You can buy a rust-free Superduty down here in NM for the same price. (plus a plane ticket) My 2001 has not a trace of rust on it and it runs great. I love my 7.3!
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