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post #1 of 37 Old 09-12-2009, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Should I do it?V10

I sold my 7.3 2wd powerstroke cause I needed 4wd(got stuck 3 times). I only tow 3k pounds on the weekends. I am now towing with my wifes suburban but I miss having the bed for all the storage room and quite frankly that 5.3 sucks for towing as it wants to drop to 2nd on every little hill. I came across a 1999 V10 cc F250 lariat 4wd with 172k for 6k. Its a one owner and in great shape. It also has the banks full exhaust? Should I hold out and save up for another powerstroke(goona be awhile) or just go for the V10.

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personally I'd save up for another psd or buy an older one, but if you dont mind getting horrible mpg's go for the gasser.

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Save for the PSD. V10 can be quite thirsty and they just dont sound right!

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well fuel mileage doesnt mean alot as the truck will probably only see 6k miles a year at best. It won't be a daily driver. Will the V10 get 10mpg pulling 3k pounds?
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10 maybe if take it easy, there 4x4 psd's out there for 6-7k I only paid 8k for mine with 135k on it, so if you look hard enough you could probly find an OBS diesel for 6k.

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The only thing I see wrong with that besides the horrible mileage is that 170K is really high mileage for a V10. I'm surprised that the spark plugs haven't blown out yet. V10's have a nasty habit of sending spark plugs through your fenders.

Personally, I would look around for a PSD.

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I'd also look for another diesel, but if that's not a possibility I'd rather be in a 5.4L instead of the V10 for what kind of driving you do...

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v10s are the worst mileage truck i ever own. I had an 04 CC short bed sport. great looking truck but i was 19 driving it around like it was a honda civic. it got no more then 10 mpg around town. and i drove it to florida and it got about 13 on the highway using cruise control most of the time.

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The v10 is a strong truck this is my first and my dad has had 3. you save money upfront but the thing is how long do you keep it?

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My old boss had a V10 F350. It got 7 mpg loaded and 10-11 mpg unloaded.............................Save for the psd
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