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High mileage 2006

Howdy Yall,
I am considering buying a new truck to be my DD as my 95 7.3 isn't very well suited for daily driving with all the leaks and front end issues it has. I want to buy as new of an F150 as I can afford. What that seems to be is an 05-07 5.4 and I'd like to go for a Lariat trim package. The ones I'm finding have around 80k-90k miles on the odometers. Is that something yall would consider personally? What things do I need to look out for?

Compared to my diesel at 225k miles, that is low, but I know gasoline engines haven't historically lasted as long. Any tips?

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The modular motors will last for quite awhile. One of the biggest things I would have done before you buy is to have the spark plugs changed since it can be a PITA. I would have no problem buying a 5.4 with that amount of miles.

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The modular motors will last for quite awhile. One of the biggest things I would have done before you buy is to have the spark plugs changed since it can be a PITA. I would have no problem buying a 5.4 with that amount of miles.
Thanks for the info sir. I did a bunch of reading last night about the spark plug issue. Ideally I'd find one that was already done, but if I had to do it myself, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I figure compared to removing the turbo from my 7.3 with the motor and tranny IN the truck, I can probably handle using my impact and an extrication tool to remove them. Thanks again!

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