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Old 03-19-2014, 01:27 PM
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6.7 or 6.4 DIESEL or 5.4 or 6.2 GAS

I will be buying a superduty in the near future. (this year) 08+. I dont know which way i will be going gas or diesel at this time. Defiently 4x4. Money is not the issue. I currently own a 02 f150 V6 2WD and ready to upgrade due to some work im starting to get into. I am a college student right now working part time. Ive never owned a diesel but do know a little about them. I know how they run and glow plugs and all that stuff. The must I tow as of right now is some lawn equipment. Trailer weighing 1,000 and lawn mower at around 300 to 500lbs. Obviosly I dont "need" to have a diesel. But just always wanted one.

So here are my questions

1. Gas or Diesel?
2. Which engine is more reliable?
3. What is the MPG on each motor is you know?
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:17 PM
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If money is no issue then buy a 2014 or 2015 6.7L. It will be under warranty so no surprise expenses.

The new ones can expect to get around 18ish highway and around 13-14 in city. I don't think I EVER saw below 15mpg on a tank when it was stock, even when I lived in Houston and had mixed driving.

However, based on your usages, you don't need a diesel, or a new one. You'd be fine with a f150. Heck, dare I say, you'd even be fine with a Tacoma!!


But, if you said money is no issue, then hands down I'd probably say a 2015 6.7 if you can wait a couple months, if not, a 2014.
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If money is not the issue, then get the newest F250 with diesel. It's an easy decision. Way overkill for towing a few thousand pounds but nothing wrong with that!

Before you pull the trigger, check out the latest F150's and do some research on the upcoming 2015 F150's. Awesome trucks and much better all around vehicle. Smoother ride, better rear seat area, better handling, much better fuel mileage... I bought an F250 because I needed the towing ability, but I had a 2012 F150 before that and it was a great truck.
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If money is not the issue, then get the newest F250 with diesel. It's an easy decision. Way overkill for towing a few thousand pounds but nothing wrong with that!

Before you pull the trigger, check out the latest F150's and do some research on the upcoming 2015 F150's. Awesome trucks and much better all around vehicle. Smoother ride, better rear seat area, better handling, much better fuel mileage... I bought an F250 because I needed the towing ability, but I had a 2012 F150 before that and it was a great truck.
The rear seat in the F150's are bigger than the F250's? That seems crazy, the F250's dwarf over the 150's.
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The rear seat in the F150's are bigger than the F250's? That seems crazy, the F250's dwarf over the 150's.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. The leg room is about the same, but the F150 has flat rear floors, which makes the rear area A LOT more usable when you fold the seats up. It also allows you to store more stuff underneath the seats when they're down.

Also, although the F250 is taller, I actually recall my F150 having more headroom. The length of my F150 (crew cab, 6.5 foot bed) was about the same as my F250.
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The new f150's have more rear leg room than the super duty trucks
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The rear seat in the F150's are bigger than the F250's? That seems crazy, the F250's dwarf over the 150's.
my dads 2006 f150 supercab has more rear leg room than my 2007 f250 super cab. i think its because the front is more spacious on the SD than the F150..

OP, get a new 1500 diesel. nissan and toyota are bringing out cummins 5.0l, dodge has the 3.0l, GM and Ford are coming with baby dmax and baby powerstrokes in a few years too. if you can wait, i would wait for the 1/2 ton diesels to completely come out.
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Get an ecoboost!!!
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For what you'll be using it for I'd get the 6.2 gasser.
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something doesn't add up here...part time job, collage student, glow plugs n stuff, 1500lb towing. You need an f-150 with a 5.4 not a 6.7 diesel. I've seen my dads 6.7 pull a combine out of the mud--you would be bringing a bazooka to knife fight! I don't know how old you are but the ease of maintenance on a 5.4 is what a collage kid needs IMO (take it as a grain of salt).
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