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post #1 of 57 Old 06-11-2009, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Why are powerstrokes so cheap??

I am 16 and just got a job so now I want a diesel. I have always loved diesels and got the bug without even owning one. I don't understand why powestrokes are so much cheaper than cummins diesels. I want one for reliability and to go fast. I only haul a 5000lb tractor 5 times a year so idk which one to get.
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First of all welcome to the org!

What year model and price range are you looking for?

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I am 16 and just got a job so now I want a diesel. I have always loved diesels and got the bug without even owning one. I don't understand why powestrokes are so much cheaper than cummins diesels. I want one for reliability and to go fast. I only haul a 5000lb tractor 5 times a year so idk which one to get.
1) Ford sells more diesel-powered pick ups that GM and Dodge...combined. So there are probably just more of them.
2) Economy down turn - Some people got rid of them or didn't buy as many. To move 'em, dealers are lowering the price.

Good to see you are young...er and are looking at diesels. I wished I'd a looked at them closer when I was young instead of waiting till I was....um.....uh....what's the word?

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be careful, it becomes addicting!

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Thanks and I was looking at the 7.3 because I really want the relaibilty. Right now I have a dodge v10 my dad gave me. There is just no performance market for it. I love the look of the fords. I just want it to be reliable and the fastest truck in town. lol
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hey welcome to the org! and yes be careful it is addicting. i am 18 and have had three powerstrokes early 99, 02, and 04. they are addicting... my 02 has sucked up about 5000 bucks hope you find what your looking for!

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start looking into the price of injectors for the 7.3 and begin to cry when you compare to the 5.9. Fast and reliable is gonna take some coin
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Welcome to the ADDICTION, the 7.3 is a great motor. do some research and find out what you want exactly and then find out what mods you want to do.

JUST A WARNING: IT CAN BECOME VERY VERY ADDICTIVE....
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I bought mine when i was 18 and im 22 now and i still love it! 7.3s are as reliable as any of them however maybe not the fastest....but they are fast enough. Good luck with your purchase

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Thanks everyone. I think my price range will be around 15k max. Is there anything I should look for when buying one? Everyone in my town seems to have a dodge that can barely puff out smoke and they think they are Jeff Gordon. I want something different
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