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Looking to possibly buy 7.3L
I currently drive 2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L v6 access cab 4x2 with 162k miles, it is my work truck and I tow 14' two axle open trailer with it every day. I work for a GC and I transport, material & tools with the trailer every day. The Tacoma gets 12mpg with that trailer and has almost no power, the 4.0L v6 is not great for towing.
The Tacoma is a good truck, it has not given me any issues besides regular maintenance, towing i go through set of front brake pads every 10months or sooner. I also broke a set of leaf springs from over loading the truck. Those were stock leafs with add a leaf.
My biggest issue with the Tacoma is gas mileage, not enough power & not enough room. I have access cab and nobody over 8-10 years old can sit in the back seat comfortable.
I am possibly looking to get a F250 with the 7.3L, double cab & 4x4. The ones I am finding have 150k-200k miles. My questions are;
1, what issues am I going to encounter with that high of miles?
2, what is the real world gas mileage of the 7.3L?
3, would it be smart to trade the tacoma for the ford
Let me know your input.