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Thinking about pulling the trigger on a 6.0

Hey guys, new here from Mandeville, Louisiana. Figured yall would be able to help me out. Been looking into and researching diesels for a while now. i am currently driving a 2003 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 gas truck. I like it and all but i really have the bug for a diesel. My chevy only gets around 9 mpg, i figured I may get lucky and save a couple dollars on gas, or maybe not. Anyways, I currently looking at this truck:

2004 Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat $12,500 - Boardwalk Motorcars LLC Baton Rouge Louisiana 70816

If yall could take a look at it and see what yall think, 04 6.0 Lariat 158,000
4x4. The 6.0 kind of scares me and I am just looking for an honest opinion and what i should look for.

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Read this...What to look for when buying a used 6.0L

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Honest opinion, I had a 2500HD 6.0L gasser, in same boat as you, wanted better MPG. I tow a car and figure a diesel would be ticket. Went with 2005 6.0L Powerstroke. Got 17mpg highway unloaded, and it did good towing. You will love the truck, until it starts giving you fits. The more you read on the 6.0L PSD the more paranoid you will become. Its not an issue of if its going to have issues its WHEN. So, for now, I'm back in another 2500hd, getting piss poor fuel mileage but enjoying the reliability and ease of maintenance.
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If you buy the 6.0, make sure you have some money in savings to pay for the fixes. Also if they offer the ASC warranty with it GET IT. it will save you $$$

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If you are going to buy a 6.0L, read up here on the ORG, and other sites and know exactly what you are getting into and what to look for.

Purchase a monitor and have it with you when you look at the truck. Anything not check out, or the owner won't allow you to hook up, walk away from that truck and keep looking. Pull the strategy off the truck, and read up on its issues.

I also recommend you look at trucks built in '05-'07 for the updates and ride quality. Focused on trucks build after Jan '06 when the last factory updates where made.
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