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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
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Do you NEED a diesel or just want one?
If you just want one, then I say they make a terrible daily driver. They ride like crap, cold mornings you have to plan ahead, fuel and parts are very expensive, oil changes are $100, parking them sucks, etc.
I too, had an F-150 with the 4.6. It was the best vehicle I've ever owned and never needed ANY repairs, other than standard wear items (oil, plugs, brakes, etc). Yes, fuel mileage in the F-250 is better, but I bet if I would have slowed down in the F-150 I could have gotten the same or better. My "ultra" reliable 7.3 has require many more replacement parts. You said you drive 300 miles per week... that will cost you around $80 in diesel alone right now. My beater/DD Crown Vic does it in half of that, around $40-44.
As for the new bedliner, it probably means the dealer is hiding a hitch in the bed. While it isn't a total turnoff, I'd want to know what were the old owners towing, and what else is the dealer trying to hide?
Don't get me wrong, I friggin love my truck and it isn't ever going anywhere... but you just have to be ready for them.
2000/2006ish Ford F-250 Larryette 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
5" Sewer Pipe Exhaust
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