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Old 06-24-2011, 07:18 PM
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Question on V10 Superduty for a friend

hey guys now I'm fully aware this is a Powerstroke forum but my buddy is thinking about buying a 08 fully loaded V10 truck. It has 75,000 miles on it and they are asking $25K.... does this sound like a good deal? It will be his DD and he tows a 20ft camper most weekends. He's driving a Dodge 1/2 ton(not Hemi) right now so I think it would be better. Any advice or opinions would be great, also a guess on MPG city and while towing. THANKS!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:26 PM
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V10 is not a bad motor thats some miles for only a few years old tho.. im gonna say mpg is crap period.. my friend gets 9.5 or so with her camper and horse trailer.. lol
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:31 PM
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The mpg will suck badly while towing, trust me I know. I had a gas 2008 f-250 and towing 9k pounds I got 6-7 mpg going about 65 mph. One of many reasons I switched to a diesel. Why won't your friend look at a diesel?
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look around, i know ppl are getting 08s with the 6.4 and between 60-70k for around 30grand.. I would spend the extra 5grand to get the diesel..
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The v10 motor has enough power to pass anything..... but a gas station. They arent bad motors, but fuel will kill you. The poor fuel mileage and price of gas, vs the better fuel mileage of a diesel but the higher cost of diesel, it will just about even out Id think, but probably still be more economical to get the diesel. Especially when it comes down to resale of the vehicle. That V10 with 150k miles will have a very poor resale value, vs a diesel with 150k miles on it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:15 PM
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i wouldn't recommend one if your friend tows anything. I agree with everyone that they get terrible gas mpg, but i disagree about power. The V10 has its limits and cannot tow a heavy load well. I had a 10k trailer, and the V10 could not pull very well. Add wind or a grade and your the slowest rig on the road. I dropped a ton of money in the motor, banks power pack, with headers and all, still not enough power and got 4.5 mpg towing. Now i have a diesel and tow 16k no problem. The V10 was extremely reliable and terrific off road, great if you did not plan to tow much.
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I'm with the rest, would not recommend the V10 to a friend, especially not for $25k. I have had a 2008 F250 regular cab long bed with the V10 for the past 4 months. I thought it was a 5.4 for quite a while until I raised the hood for the first time. Power is nowhere close to the 6.4. Mileage is bad also, it idles alot during the day but is rarely better than 7.5 mpg. The only good thing I have say for it is that its been rock solid since I've had it. It gets used and abused and fires up and runs good every day even though its got 101,500 miles on it.

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:14 PM
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Ok thanks everyone. This is what I thought as well but nice to get others opinions. I'm going to let him read this thread. Thanks again
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