i would absolutely keep the 7.3! i had a 2012 f350, for a couple months.... it broke down 5 times b4 the first oil change, yes, 5 times, before 7000 miles.... and ford ultimately bought it back, but not without a lawyer.. i went back to the 7.3 that i loved before... and still love it. and furthermore, my uncle's 2002 f350, stock with a superchips tuner beat the new one 0-60.... just my.02... i'll never sell this 7.3, EVER! i can do whatever i want to it, no cat, no dpf bs to deal with... the 2012 f350 lariat cclb 4x4 sticker price was 63k... and got 14.3 mpg..... i paid 17k for this 2001 350 cclb lifted lariat with a built tranny, immaculately clean, in and out, put 10 in the motor with a turbo, injectors, vlave springs, pushrods, hpop, fuel system.. etc, and now it will surely beat a new 6.7, and gets 23mpg, yes, 23 mpg, and i'm still not in it for half the cost of a new one......lmao... and that mileage is NOT hwy, the nearest hwy is 2 hours away, on nothing but windy up and down hills roads, which is where i'm getting that 23 mpg.... no bull****!
2001 f350 cclb 4x4 lariat, 7.3!!!! built tranny with ats commander valve body and triplelok converter, 4" exhaust, boost fooler, egt, boost, trans temp gauges, lasb turbo, 238/100's, complete fuel system with regulated return, head studs, valve springs, push rods, php chip, srp 1.1, 4" lift, 35's, recon halo's up front, smoked red led's out back.
65 mustang boss 347 stroker, built and custom