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Old 08-07-2011, 02:34 PM
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BUY A 2008 F450?

I have been considering buying a 2008 F450 with 99499 miles on it. It will be a work truck used to pull a skid steer many times a week. Any thoughts on if it is a good truck? I have heard bad things about the 6.4L powerstrokes. I am normally a chevy man but the price seems good and i also like the idea of the pulling power of the 450. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:06 PM
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I just got one a little over a month ago and I love it. I sure wish I could have had one sooner. The power even when stock is absolutely amazing.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:27 PM
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My opinion would be to get a 6.7, if you can foot the bill. tons more power, and from my experiences, more reliable.
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I wouldn't hesitate buying one. The cost savings over buying a 6.7 should easily cover any issues you might have with it. My truck has had zero problems except a radiator replaced under warranty and I'm at 95K. Some people have had major issues with the 6.4 but they are in the minority. Plus the 6.7s aren't exactly proving to be "perfect" engines...
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:48 PM
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I wouldn't hesitate buying one. The cost savings over buying a 6.7 should easily cover any issues you might have with it. My truck has had zero problems except a radiator replaced under warranty and I'm at 95K. Some people have had major issues with the 6.4 but they are in the minority. Plus the 6.7s aren't exactly proving to be "perfect" engines...
So far, i have had zero issues with the new 6.7 and have almost 7K miles on it, I had two major oil leaks and fuel injector issues that pushed me to get rid if my 2010 6.4, in less than 12K miles and 12 months of ownership.. worst truck Ive ever owned..
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