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Old 07-14-2013, 07:06 AM
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Power stroke brothers, help convince me to get into another diesel. I traded in my 99 F350 CCLB 7.3L 2 years ago for my current 2011 Ford F150 fx4 ecoboost. I love the ecoboost. Especially with the livernois tuner. Im currently getting 16mpg with it and 5000 Miles away from being out of the 36k mile warranty. The ecoboost is fully loaded but Ive been wanting to get into another diesel! So right now my dealer is letting me test drive a white 2013 F350 crew cab short bed lariat 4x4 base model except for a few options. Here are my concerns. #1 it wont fit in my garage and my f150 does which is nice since I live in the Midwest and big storms are unpredictable. Also it wont come with heated and cooled seats as my f150 does. I dont tow very much any more and my commute to work is 13 miles. The f350 is $90 more per month including insurance. HELP!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:10 AM
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If you don't use your truck much for towing anymore I'd probably stick with the F-150 especially if you would be loosing options on the truck. I live in Wisconsin and wish my truck fit in the garage
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:46 AM
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I traded in my loaded 2010 F150 for my not so loaded F250 and absolutely love it. There are a couple options that I miss from the F150, but I have no regrets. I probably have more truck than I actually need, as the F150 was able to tow everything I needed, but I'd do it all over again.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:17 AM
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Trade the ecoboost but not for the white one. Shop around and find one fully loaded, there are a lot of good deals right now on '13s.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:38 AM
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I cant get a black one but it has the chrome package.....
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Keep shopping, there out there with some incredible deals right now.
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Trade the ecoboost but not for the white one. Shop around and find one fully loaded, there are a lot of good deals right now on '13s.
do what he said not to mention id think you could do way better than 16 MPG... that would make up your 90 dollar a month difference
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Not sure where you're from, but there's a Ford dealer where I bought mine that still has three 2012s left, and they've got some smoking deals on them.
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Your F150 Ecoboost sounds like the ideal pick up for your situation. The diesel will haul more, tow more; but if not used for hard work, it is not worth the $8000 extra cost, higher fuel costs, likely lower mileage, and higher maintenance costs. Diesels are expensive. You gotta justify them with the work needing done.

I got mine because I "wanted it". I didn't need it. I works great for towing my camper, but a F150 would likely do the job.

You're not wrong either way. One justs costs more than the other.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:19 PM
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Id keep the Ecoboost
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