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I currently have a sports car, but im looking at getting a ford truck. I like the style of the fords and the power ive seen come out of them. I'm stuck on deciding between a gas job or a diesel. I'm also curious to know what a newer style f250 powerstroke gets mpg. Any recommendations on a year or engine size is well appreciated also.
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They can get anywhere from 8mpgs or so up to 18ish on average.
Do you need diesel? If not, just be aware either way that they are not cheap. You are going to spend lots of money on properly maintaining it.



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I guess I don't "need" diesel. How much are we talking to maintain and what are we maintaining?
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They are not cheap! If you change your oil yourself with a synthetic, you are looking at about $120 with the filter. Fuel filters are about $50. They should be changed every other oil change. BUT...if you get a 6.0/6.4/6.7 and tune/delete it, you will blow away the sports car you are driving now. They are expensive, but they will bring a smile to your face every time you mash the skinny pedal!

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Ahhhh sooo tough lol.. I'm going to keep researching for sure. But could I get a halfway decent f250 powerstroke for 20k - 30k?
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If you dont need the axle capacity of a 3/4 ton. The ecoburst F150 is probably the best truck you can buy right now in a gas job.

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Your 20k-30k figure isn't relevant unless you tell us what specs. 4x4 or 4x2? Lariat, XLT or King Ranch? Crew Cab, Extended Cab, or Regular Cab?

At 30k you could get a Loaded 6.0 King Ranch with 4x4 and low miles. However low miles can sometimes be a bad thing as these trucks NEED to be driven to stay healthy.
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I would definitly be getting a 4x4 and a crew cab or extended cab. Any other specs needed?
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Any motor preference?
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I'm new to the world of trucks, so I do not have a preferance for engine size. I'd be open to recomendations though.
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