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post #1 of 12 Old 03-06-2011, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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7.3 or 6.7

hey need some help with a decision. sold my 2006 and am looking at a 2011 6.7 or a 2002 7.3 with 80,000 miles. i really dont us my truck exempt for camping and fishing so im leaning towards the 7.3. which one guys?
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I'd get the 7.3 for one it doesn't have emissions on it. And it will last forever, if you take care of it.

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So your either looking at a $12000 dollar truck or a $50000 dollar one? Am I missing something? A 7.3 and 6.7 are so far apart on every different level.
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if you dont need the bells and whistles get the trusty ol 7.3 she wont let you down, and she will last ya. and agreed NO EMISSIONS BS!!!!
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money wise doesnt matter i just looking at dependability. after having a 6.0. oh yea im a truck driver so its deasel smoke for me.
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I sold my 2002 7.3 to buy my 6.7. They are very different trucks, HOWEVER, if you are only using it occaisionally, the 7.3 will be a better deal considering purchase price. They are pretty much bulletproof. You dont have the 6 speed auto, so it tows a little differently, and is noisier. I moved up simply because I tow horse trailers and campers constantly, so I am using the truck for what it was built for almost every day. Regular maintenence and synthetic oil are the key to a long life for a 7.3. Don't get tricked into buying a 6.0!
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Don't fall for the 24 mpg's on the 6.7. I believe if my 2000 7.3 had a 3.55 gear
it would get better mileage than the 2011.I like both trucks

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I think if it's not a daily driver, you're not hauling super heavy loads and you don't need the bells & whistles, then the 7.3 should be fine and is probably the better choice. It's dependability is well-proven.

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80,000 miles on a 2002??? That's only 8888.8 miles a year. That thing is a baby. My '01 has over 172,000 on it. I think with that low of miles, it should last you awhile. Just take care of it. I sure love mine!

I agree, if you're going to have limited usage, the 7.3L would be an excellent choice. OTOH, there is something about driving down the road in a new shiney one!


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My 99 7.3 only has 76k on it. Runs like a champ! Go with the 7.3 and save yourself the money.
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