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Old 12-27-2010, 11:59 AM
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Guys I need some help making a decision. I just sold my 97 F250 7.3 CC 4x4 and I still have my 06 Megacab Cummins. But I am trying to sale it also to buy my friends 08 F250 Lariat with 16k miles on it for 30,000. I think it's a good deal but I just don't want to keep it in the shop. I went through the 6.0 world and it about drove me crazy. Any input is appreciated thanks
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Well you still are inside the everything warrenty 36,000 60000miles for the drive train and trans and 100,000 miles for the engine. The radiators seem to be the biggest problem. If you like it you should get it. As for the price that is something you got to do the reasurce on.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:35 PM
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Keep the Cummins!!!! hahaha....
I have had my 08 for about 3 months and its been great( last truck I had was a 96 7.3 with injectors, turbo, blah, blah...) Im going to get an extented warranty that my work sells thats GREAT coverage!!! I plan to keep this 08 for a LONG time ...I hope...
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:56 AM
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There's been a few issues with the '08-10 trucks, the main headache being the radiator. Other then that, not much different then any other vehicle you'll buy. Every vehicle has it's list of problems, will you have them? Who knows.

Just remember, people come on forums to report problems and find answers to their problems. It's rear that you find a user who just comes to report how great their truck is. For every owner or post you see reporting a problem, there are many, many others that are not having issues at all.

Has your buddy reported any problems with his truck? I'm guessing not otherwise you wouldn't even be thinking about it now. As an '08 owner myself, I'd say go for it if its the truck you want.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:23 PM
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I have to agree with the comments on the radiators with the 08. Mine's a Job 3 and I just had the radiator replaced. I had it in for service at 30,000 miles, I bought it with 26,000, and had them specifically check the radiator, no problems. 37,000 miles I notice a small leak. Luckily I'd bought an extended warranty from the dealer for $2,400. The radiator and a sticky door lock has paid back $1,400 of my original investment, I'm guessing it'll pay for itself before too long.

The warranty I got is not the Ford warranty which extends to 5 years from the in-service date. The one I got, from the dealer but not the Ford warranty, extends to 5 years from the date of purchase of the warranty. Big difference.

Otherwise I love the truck. Tows like a beast, of course I'm coming off a 1/2 ton Chevy Suburban gasser which leaves much to be desired when towing over a 10,000 foot Colorado mountain pass.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:30 PM
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Guys I need some help making a decision. I just sold my 97 F250 7.3 CC 4x4 and I still have my 06 Megacab Cummins. But I am trying to sale it also to buy my friends 08 F250 Lariat with 16k miles on it for 30,000. I think it's a good deal but I just don't want to keep it in the shop. I went through the 6.0 world and it about drove me crazy. Any input is appreciated thanks

Price seems to be good. What is the build date? I'd stay away from a job 1 built truck. Remember the 6.4s MPGs SUCK.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:52 PM
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Job 1

What do you mean when you say a job 1 built truck? I am a Ford man and would love to go back to a F250. I had a 05 and 06 and could not keep them out of the shop. Whatever I get just want to get a feel from some of you that have been driving these for a while.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:20 PM
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What do you mean when you say a job 1 built truck? I am a Ford man and would love to go back to a F250. I had a 05 and 06 and could not keep them out of the shop. Whatever I get just want to get a feel from some of you that have been driving these for a while.
The early 08s (6.4) where built at the job 1 plant and these seem to have more problems than later builds.
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What do you mean when you say a job 1 built truck? I am a Ford man and would love to go back to a F250. I had a 05 and 06 and could not keep them out of the shop. Whatever I get just want to get a feel from some of you that have been driving these for a while.
Find out when the truck was built. If it was built in 07 then it would be a job 1 truck. Those are the ones that you hear stories about having a lot of problems.
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Just spring for a slightly used '11.
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